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Digital media influencer to moderate Salute’s inaugural executive roundtable on May 20

 Detroit, MI – May 19, 2020 –  Salute Mission Critical, a global data center services company, is proud to announce that digital sociologist and author, Dr. Julie Albright, has formally joined the company’s Ambassador program. Salute launched the initiative earlier in 2020 to help spread awareness of the tangible benefits its veterans bring to the data center providers with which the company works. With many years of experience in the tech industry, Dr. Albright is a perfect fit to help Salute create a sustainable funnel for future veterans to find long-term employment, thus solving the data center sector’s chronic staffing gap. She will moderate the company’s inaugural Executive Roundtable on May 20 at 1 pm ET.

According to a recent Uptime Institute survey, over half of the respondents reported they were either having difficulty finding candidates to fill open jobs or were having trouble retaining data center staff. Simultaneously, veterans often struggle with knowing where to go after they leave active duty. Some end up unemployed and even homeless. Salute provides a win-win scenario for growth-oriented data center operators by solving the industry’s talent gap through the recruitment, training and deployment of veterans turned data center specialists. .

“We are thrilled to have Dr. Albright join our team,” says Lee Kirby, Chairman and Co-Founder at Salute Mission Critical.  “Her insight and world-renowned standing in the digital community is a great addition to our cause. We share the same passion for veterans and, together, we are eager to drive even greater results for veterans, their families and the data center clients we serve.”

“As the daughter of a Marine Corps Officer, and the granddaughter of Navy men on both sides – I am proud to represent Salute Mission Critical as an Ambassador to the data center industry and beyond,” notes Dr. Julie Albright, Digital Sociologist and Author. “The data center industry clearly faces a talent shortage. The experience and discipline that our proud military servicemen and women bring to the table is a wonderful resource to address this shortfall. I look forward to working with Mr. Lee Kirby and his team.”

Salute touts partnerships with renowned global datacenter operators, including EdgeConneX, ServerFarm, Element Critical and many more. With 350 full-time staff operating data centers for the most innovative and fastest-growing companies in the world, Salute continues to prove its unique engagement model. The companies quickly realize that partnering with Salute has definite ROI in terms of uptime, efficient management and it also helps satisfy the growing need to be humanitarian business leaders with a purpose-driven social conscience.

To learn more from industry experts about how different programs are working to transition and develop Veterans, register for the Executive Roundtable on May 20 at 1 pm ET.


About Salute Mission Critical

Salute Mission Critical is a global Data Center services company that delivers a new operating model that is agile, resilient and scalable. From web-scale to edge clients and their tenants, the Salute operating model is more cost-effective, more resilient and strategically advantageous. Salute delivers world-class services to the fastest growing data center companies around the world. The Salute operating model is built on a rich history that skillfully integrates military precision with best practices from the industry. Salute deploys, manages and decommissions data center sites with consistent, high-quality results.

Our ability to recruit, train, deploy and support our teams is unique and proves the value of military training, practices and veterans as the forgotten talent pool of disciplined, adaptable and trainable personnel. The meteoric growth of Salute has had the dual benefit of helping data center clients rapidly grow and change without risk as well as helping thousands of veterans start careers in the data center industry. For many veterans, this has dramatically changed their lives and those of their family members for the better. Salute has been recognized by the industry as the best example of a business with a social conscience.

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