William F. Slater, III, MBA, M.S., PMP, CDCP, CISSP, MCITP, MCSE
Sr. IT Project Manager / Program Manager / Data Center Manager / Data Center Automation Technical Consultant
First Data Center Manager of the Microsoft Chicago Data Center - The World's Largest and First Generation 3 Data Center
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Wired Magazine Fan
since Issue No. 1.1

(All the Data Center pictures above are from a Data Center I managed in Naperville, IL, from 2001 - 2006)
 

...And running these big Mega Data Centers - in some ways, nobody knows how to do that in the rightest way possible...
But wow! Do we have some smart people looking at that in some new ways.
Bill Gates, Co-founder and Chairman of Microsoft, at his Farewell Address, June 27, 2008

 

DCIM for Dummies- by Nlyte

Gartner DCIM Product Analysis Report Covering Products from 17 Vendors

Eight DCIM Software Vendors
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FieldView Solutions
Emerson
Rariton
Nlyte
Cormant
APC
CA Technologies
Panduit
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Data Center Resources
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18 Strange Things Spotted Inside a Google Data Center
Humor: Data Center of the Future?
Whatever happened to the Microsoft Chicago Data Center?
Article 1: Microsoft Data Center Grand Opening!!!
Article 2: Microsoft Data Center Grand Opening!!!

Article 3: Microsoft Data Center Grand Opening!!!
Article 4: Microsoft Data Center Grand Opening!!!
Pictures of the Microsoft Chicago Data Center (from Google)
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Picture Gallery
Aerial View
Street View

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Other Articles about the Grand Opening of Microsoft Chicago Data Center
Microsoft Data Center ManagerJob Description
65 Free Courses at the Data Center University!
A Visual Basic Application I Wrote to Track the Tasks for the Microsoft Data Center ManagerJob
Data Center Automation: Tasks, Tools & Experience
Article: June 16, 2008 - What's the Hottest Job in IT?
 Article: January 1, 2009: Article I wrote about Cloud Computing
April 8, 2009 - Michael Manos' Big Career Move - Goodbye, Microsoft!  Hello, Digital Realty Trust!
Whatever happened to the Microsoft Chicago Data Center?
Microsoft Chicago Data Center - October 2008

==Free Uptime Institute Podcast about Data Center Efficiencies and the Microsoft Chicago Data Center
Fascinating Generation 4 Data Center Discussion - Mike Manos
Free Video of Microsoft's Data Center Vision and Generation 4 Data Data Centers
Free 3-D Virtual Tour of the Microsoft Chicago Data Center
How Serious Is Microsoft?  Mike  Manos on Microsoft Data Centers
Free Presentation: What Is Cloud Computing?
Free Detailed Video Explanation: Why is Microsoft the Best at Data Center Management?
The Truth is Out There: Searching for the Microsoft Chicago Data Center via Live.com
One Vendor's Data Sheet on Computing Containers
Another Vendor Talks About Its New Container Solution
How will building block Data Centers change IT?
The Team Assigned to Work on the Cloud OS
Who is Mike Manos and if you like Data Centers, why should you care?
Nicholas Carr on Cloud Computing
Nicholas Carr on the World's Largest Data Center - First Article
Nicholas Carr on the World's Largest Data Center - Second Article

Who Is Nicolas Carr and Does He Matter?
Bill Gates October 2005 Memo on Microsoft Embracing Web Services and Utility Computing

Ray Ozzie's October 2005 memo on Microsoft Embracing Web Services and Utility Computing
The Institute of Data Center Professionals (IDCP)

Facebook Data Center News
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Tour the new Facebook Data Center in Oregon
The Facebook Open Compute Initiative - Very Important to the Data Center Industry!
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Resume (in PDF) 
Certifications

M.S. in Cybersecurity Portfolio
My University of Phoenix MS CIS Website
My Page showing the IDCP Data Center Technology Program
About Me

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