The Future of Brick-and-Mortar Retailers? Turning Into Data Centers

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At least, that's one thing Sears is trying out.

Sears! Once the catalog king, then an eminent brick-and-mortar retailer, and now, perhaps, a real-estate holding company that leases out space for computers that power the cloud.

Data Center Knowledge reported today that Sears had created a new unit -- Ubiquity Critical Environments -- to look into repurposing its shuttered stores as data centers, starting with this one in Chicago.

Yes, this is this week's sign that the 21st century is upon us.

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