This month, Mission Critical takes a look at data center software, which certainly is a broad category. We narrow down the topic and cover the bases with articles on DCIM, BAS, and energy modeling, all starting on page 38.

The rest of our coverage is no less terrific. Bhavesh Patel with ASCO writes about the successful addition of an emergency power system on a mission critical medical campus and how this system will meet today’s needs and tomorrow’s, all starting on page 52.

Ralph Wynn of FalconStor software discusses automated disaster response and how it can be used to protect infrastructure, beginning on page 60.

And, of course, we have the timely, thought-provoking contributions of our monthly columnists, starting on page 6. This month, Julius Neudorfer talks about the cloud computing learning curve, Terry Rodgers looks at data center emergency preparedness, and Chris Crosby discusses the modular data center.


Mission Critical has published its 2014 editorial calendar on our website at What does that mean for our readers? Well, we have expanded our topic coverage to include data center cooling, data center design, new technologies, green data centers, disaster recovery, and power distribution considerations. All topics that readers have asked for — and we are delivering — throughout 2014 and beyond. Please drop me a line at to let me know if there were any topics that you would like to see.

Also, in 2014, Mission Critical will debut a new cloud computing supplement, edited by Shawn Conaway, Mission Critical associate editor. Watch our website at for updates.


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