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In part two of their blog series, Salute Mission Critical shares how military veterans are the ideal candidates for the data center industry with a recent global expansion project.

Ending your career in the military can come with many unknowns. How will you transition your skills learned in the military to a successful career in your civilian life? Will recruiters see you as a valued member of their company? In part one of this series, we discussed how a veteran could find a rewarding career in the data center industry after military transition. The data center industry needs you now more than ever because currently, it is experiencing a growing staffing shortage and already sees the value in hiring veterans like you.

With the help of Orion Talent and Salute Mission Critical, a data center services company, many veterans just like yourself have secured jobs in data centers and have become valuable assets within various sectors of the industry. In part 2 of this series, we talk about how a team of veterans is shaping how data centers are run and how military precision is a perfect fit for global data center operations.

Military Precision Leads to Data Center Success Story

Recently, Compass Data Centers, a leading provider of customized move-in ready data centers, partnered with Salute Mission Critical to provide the world’s technology leaders with a secure place to plug in wherever they grow.

With Salute’s help, they are equipped to leverage the tools to build tomorrow’s infrastructure while also hiring veterans to do it - solving the talent challenge that plagues most hyperscalers and colocation providers.

Salute Veterans Enable A Global Expansion

Compass Data Centers has now become more equipped to leverage the tools to build tomorrow’s infrastructure globally. Recently, Compass Data Centers began its planned expansion outside the U.S. via the acquisition of data centers in Montreal and Toronto. Salute Mission Critical partnered with Compass to provide them with an elite team of trained veterans to deploy their custom data centers into international markets with services that included:

  • Operations people and process development
  • On-site technical operations
  • On-site technical security
  • Data center maintenance

Salute built the operational teams and processes for Compass Data Centers’ sites in Canada and  built the operational program from the ground up. In fact, Chris Crosby, Compass CEO shares:

“Most of the incidents happen in the data center industry due to human error. Having a team of operators who understand their purpose and how it translates to mission success is key to mitigating the risk of an incident...veterans are trained to think quickly and clearly to resolve the problems that inevitably arise.”

Veterans Were Mission Critical for the Compass Project

One of the things that Orion Talent, Salute Mission Critical and Compass Data Centers all have in common is the belief that military veterans are an ideal pool of candidates for work in the digital infrastructure industry if they have relevant training and on-the-job data center experience.

Salute has developed an efficient, repeatable system to give vets the training and experience needed to close the data center talent gap; Orion Talent connects veterans with companies like Salute to place them in competitive, highly sought-after positions in the data center industry. And data centers like Compass are able to fill their staff shortages with high quality veteran candidates. Chris Crosby says it best:

“Military veterans are an ideal pool of candidates for work in the digital infrastructure industry if they have relevant training and on-the-job data center experience. Salute has developed an efficient, repeatable system to give vets the training and experience needed to close the data center talent gap. It's an absolute no-brainer to work with veterans through Salute.”

Compass Data Centers’ global expansion success story depicts how a partnership enabled veterans to make a huge impact for data centers worldwide.  This is a perfect example of how much veterans are accomplishing in the data center industry through these successful partnerships.

To learn more about data center services and the training provided by Salute Mission Critical to veterans looking to enter the industry, contact them here.

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