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New Cooling Challenges and New Cooling Solutions

Will today's data center environments undergo radical change?
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Innovation Still Matters

What have you done this week to inspire your customers and employees to be excited about your products or services? 
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Olympic waste heat for the win

The massive scope of planning an Olympic games boggles the mind, and yet you know the unexpected still looms out there. Occasional weather issues notwithstanding, the Vancouver games has had
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Safety First

Our March/April issue has caused me to reflect on safety standards.
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The Joy of Print

Our new issue is in the mail
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Are Data Centers Beginning to Compete on Efficiency

IBM's newest facility will be LEED Gold
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A Business Lesson from Braveheart, Al and Ellen

One of my favorite scenes from the 1995 film Braveheart takes place on the battlefield before the hand-to-hand combat takes place. In a rousing speech, Scotsman William Wallace challenges his troops to stay and fight. His words whip them into a frenzy. 
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The Importance of Learning

That’s why I wanted to call attention to an announcement made by IBM today. The company unveiled a new experiential exhibit at INNOVENTIONS at Epcot at the Walt Disney World Resort, which invites guests to discover the possibilities of building a smarter planet. The exhibit is powered by a new Smarter Data Center, providing a real-life demonstration of optimized computing that reduces energy costs by up to 25 percent.
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Building Greenfield Data Centers

Mission Critical exists to meet this need for information. If you are reading this blog, I know you are interested in improving reliability, lowering PUE, or both, at a facility. You'll probably also want to attend our special webinar series on Building a Greenfield Data Center, to be held on March 17th, April 15th, and May 13th. I'll be announcing speakers soon, but set these dates aside as I am expecting more than 4-hours of presentations from industry experts with considerable time set aside for q&a.


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Google and Haiti Are Related

Freedom and prosperity are benefits to be enjoyed by all
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