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Another Stellar Issue

We here at Mission Critical headquarters think every issue is the best and this issue is no exception. We have a stellar lineup this time around. In continuing our Critical Thought’s theme of data center design, we start at the beginning, site selection, with two articles on the topic. Chris Curtis of Compass Datacenters writes on the importance of knowing what you want in a data center and what you need in a data center, while Adil Attlassy of IO writes on using the site selection and design process to address opportunities in capacity management and energy efficiency in edge markets and cloud computing.

But that’s not all. Patrick Quirk from Emerson is here to talk about the future of software-defined data center management; Michael Ruhe and Anthony Pinkey from Mitsubishi Electric Power Products, Inc. write about the use of emerging technologies in UPS double-conversion systems; and David Boston of TiePoint-bkm Engineering writes on using assigned accountability to maximize mission critical operations.

Of course we also have our wonderful columnists including Julius Neudorfer, Paul Schlattman, Terry L. Rodgers, Mav Turner, and Chris Crosby on hand as well as a guest column from Ali Greenwood of JLL on ways to map data center strategy to meet the demand of new technologies.

See? We told you it was a great issue.