I love it when simple concepts formulate a new best practice or technology direction. There's a certain artistry to it, and for whatever reason it gives me hope that not everything these days needs to be uber complex to be innovative. That's why I was very excited when Mike Patterson, resident data center efficiency genius at Intel, told me about a new collaboration with LBNL, IBM, HP, and Emerson called ACE - or Adaptive Cooling Environment. ACE drives major improvements to data center facility efficiency...using technology that exists in data centers across the world today. And because it's foundation is based on industry standard technologies, there's a good chance that the vast majority of data center managers can use it across their server installations soon. Find out more about ACE and what Mike had to say about the collaboration here.