By the time you read this 2015 will be well underway and February will be half over, a little too late maybe for new year’s resolutions and predictions but I would be remiss if I didn’t tell you about some of the great things in store from Mission Critical in 2015. For example, in the March/April issue we will be debuting a new column on data center security to help you avoid cyber threats and keep your facility and data safe. And then on June 15-16, 2015, Mission Critical and the Critical Facilities Roundtable will host the Data Center & Computing Conference and Expo at the Marriott Marquis Times Square in New York. At press time, Charlie Manese, infrastructure engineer at Facebook, is scheduled to deliver the keynote presentation. In our next issue, Bruce Myatt, Mission Critical’s executive editor, will be in this space with the latest conference news and developments. And, of course, Mission Critical will be covering everything you want to read about throughout the year.
Power, space, and cooling. These three topics are at the top of everyone’s “most important” lists. We agree and this month we are tackling data center cooling with three articles on the subject: Adam Meddaugh of Daikin writes on using air cooled chillers in mission critical facilities; Mark Silnes of Liebert shares how a holistic approach to data center cooling can save money; and Aaron Hagstrom contributes to the discussion with an article on liquid immersion cooling and modular data centers. Rounding out our features is a discussion on uncovering hidden savings in the cloud from Jeff Klaus of Intel; Hot Aisle Insights columnist Julius Neudorfer weighs in on DCIM 2.0; Mike Kaler of Mestek discusses regulations and the mission critical facility; Sean James of Microsoft shares the story of the first biogas data center; and David Boston of GTE Data Services offers tips on training and retaining qualified critical facility operators. And we have our regular slate of columnists and departments. It is going to be a great year!