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NEW YORK – September 22, 2021 — The Independent Data Center Alliance is proud to host Salute Mission Critical for a LIVE webinar, “The Data Center Explosion: How Companies Can Scale Efficiently and Effectively with Trained Personnel,” on September 30th, at 2 PM ET. Scott MacIntire, Vice President of Partners Success of Salute Mission Critical will discuss Salute’s operating model that is built on skillful, integrated practices from both the data center industry as well as the military. Scott will discuss how Salute Mission Critical can help companies streamline their operations with their well-trained, multi-skilled workforce with military expertise.

Chief Revenue Officer of Bluebird Network, Trent Anderson, will be joining the discussion of the “Old World” versus “New World” strategies of data center operations while exploring the challenges of managing a lean operation.


  • Scott MacIntire – Vice President of Customer Success, Salute Mission Critical
  • Trent Anderson – Chief Revenue Officer, Bluebird Network


  • The Data Center Explosion: How Companies Can Scale Efficiently and Effectively with   Trained Personnel



  • September 30th @ 2:00 PM ET

Register here to join the Independent Data Center Alliance, Salute Mission Critical and Bluebird Network to learn how to ensure world class data center operations.

About The Independent Data Center Alliance

The Independent Data Center Alliance (IND-DCA) is a consortium of independent data center and carrier hotel operators engaged in joint go to market initiatives that include commercial agreements to co-market and co-promote their individual facilities as a collective. The Alliance provides participants an opportunity to reach potential buyers outside their individual service areas sharing the advantages of their respective locations while providing a wide network of options to buyers. Learn more at

About the Salute Mission Critical, Inc.

Salute Mission Critical, Inc. is a global Data Center services company that delivers a new operating model that is agile, resilient and scalable. From webscale to edge clients and their tenants the Salute operating model is more cost effective, more resilient and strategically advantageous. Salute delivers world class services to the fastest growing data center companies in the industry. The Salute operating model is built on a rich history that skillfully integrated best practices from the military and the industry. Salute deploys, manages, and decommissions data center sites with consistent high-quality results with military precision. Our ability to recruit, train, deploy and support our teams is unique and proves the value of military training, practices and veterans as the forgotten talent pool of disciplined, adaptable and trainable personnel. The meteoric growth of Salute has had the dual benefit of helping data center clients rapidly grow and change without risk and helped thousands of veterans and military spouses start careers in the data center industry, dramatically changing the lives of veterans and their families. Salute has been recognized by the industry as the best example of a business with a social conscience Learn more at

About Bluebird Network

Bluebird Network is a communications infrastructure provider and data center operator. Since 1999, Bluebird Network, headquartered in Columbia, Missouri, has provided internet and transport services, via its fiber infrastructure, to Carriers and Enterprises in Missouri, Illinois, Kansas, Iowa, and the surrounding states. Bluebird owns two data centers: an underground facility in Springfield, MO, and a facility in the Quad Cities. Bluebird operates over 10,000 fiber route miles of high-speed broadband and fiber-optic connections with over 74,000 on-net and near-net buildings and 151 Points of Presence (PoP) sites spanning the Midwest, including the major cities of Chicago, St. Louis, Kansas City, Springfield (MO and IL), Tulsa, Peoria, Rockford, Bloomington, Normal and the Quad Cities. To learn more, please visit and follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter.

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