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EdgeConneX Veterans Initiatives Shortlisted for Capacity Global Awards 2023

August 24, 2023

With a focus on helping veterans globally, EdgeConneX launched two programs designed to honor veterans working at EdgeConneX and bring awareness to the opportunities for veterans and veteran spouses within the data center industry: EdgeConneX Salutes and For Veterans By Veterans. We proudly announce that these initiatives have been shortlisted for the Capacity Media 2023 Global Carrier Awards, Best Diversity & Inclusion Initiative. This prestigious award recognizes initiatives changing the world in the environmental, societal, and government spheres. 

Both EdgeConneX programs celebrate the many talented veterans who play essential roles in EdgeConneX success. Their exceptional skills, including critical thinking, adaptability, teamwork, passion for excellence, discipline, and precision, are ideally suited for the data center space. That’s precisely why EdgeConneX actively recruits ex-military members and works collaboratively with our long-standing partner, Salute Mission Critical, an organization instrumental in training and placing veterans into skilled positions and rewarding careers within data centers across the globe. As a result, highly qualified individuals from the global military community work across EdgeConneX data centers in critical roles, including engineering, operations, facilities, property management, security, service delivery, solutions architecture, and account management. 

These veterans come from different backgrounds, countries, cultures, and military missions and utilize those unique experiences to collectively deliver superior EdgeConneX data center and infrastructure services globally. All are focused on exceptional customer support and building the data centers of tomorrow with the same military precision they honed during their service to their countries.  

EdgeConneX is proud to work alongside our many talented veterans and veteran spouses who serve essential roles in EdgeConneX success. We are grateful for the chance to learn from them as they share their stories to guide and inspire veterans –  offering words of wisdom and top tips for veterans transitioning from the military into the workforce – and potentially into the data center industry.  

To continue driving awareness and supporting veterans, EdgeConneX is sponsoring a veterans panel with Salute Mission Critical at an industry event on Tuesday, November 7, from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m., dedicated to raising awareness about the diverse and rewarding careers available in the data center industry. 

  • Moderator: Erich Sanchack, CEO of Salute Mission Critical and Marine Corps Veteran
  • Lee Kirby, Co-founder and Chairman of Salute Mission Critical and Army Veteran
  • Lieutenant General (R) Dash Jamieson, Air Force Veteran
  • Krystyna Witt, Director – Solutions Architect at EdgeConneX and Military Spouse
  • The Honorable Paul Lawrence, 7th Under Secretary for Veterans Benefits and Army Veteran
  • 12th SMA (R) Jack Tilley, Chairman of American Freedom Foundation and Host of Your Next Mission®

For more information about the event, please visit: https://salutemissioncritical.com/dcd-connect-virginia-2023/

Learn more about EdgeConneX and Salute Mission Critical’s Top Tips for Veterans HERE.

Additional EdgeConneX Salutes and For Veterans by Veterans stories and videos can be found HERE.

Here’s a big SALUTE to all our veterans and the work they do to help fellow veterans transition from the military to the workforce!

We can’t wait to attend the Global Carrier Awards ceremony on October 18th in London.

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