The People Challenge: Global Data Center Staffing Forecast 2021-2025

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Rhonda Ascierto, Uptime Institute; Heather Dooley, Google Data Centers; Nancy Novak, Compass Datacenters

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As the data center build-out continues across the globe, many more people will be needed to design, build and operate this critical infrastructure. The demand will exacerbate staffing shortages - but by how much? Uptime Institute has completed the first-ever global forecast of data center workforce needs - by region, by data center type, and by education requirements.
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