Behind all of today’s most exciting disruptive technologies are data centers. Today’s modern data centers are powering the innovative technologies that we simply can’t live without. They’re the backbone of mobile applications, they power the storage, sharing and analysis of big data, and they drive today’s social networks and social media.

Despite their importance in our connected, networked world, data centers don’t get much attention. And it’s easy to see why. Most users of these advanced technologies will never walk through a data center. They’ll never see the engineering marvels that house the servers and networking equipment that make their favorite applications and technologies a reality.

Without data centers, these technologies wouldn’t exist.

The From the Racks online publication was designed to give data centers their day - providing tips and tools for maximizing data centers, sharing best practices for minimizing costs, and taking a close look at the things that data centers empower.

In addition to our own staff of contributors and editors, we welcome the innovators and visionaries bringing these solutions to life to share their perspectives on the trends in the industry, and how data centers have empowered them to be disruptive and change the world.

Finally, we want to hear from you, our readers. We encourage you to comment on our articles with your own experiences and feedback. And if you have an idea for a story you’d like us to cover or a topic you’d like us to explore, we encourage you to drop us a line using the contact us form.