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3 May 2017

Sure it’s Time to Upgrade your Data Center, but is your Plan Feasible?

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Sure it’s Time to Upgrade your Data Center, but is your Plan Feasible?

So you’ve realized it’s time to upgrade your data center and you’re overflowing with “brilliant” ideas.  You’ve probably run out of space, power, and/or cooling and want to take advantage of newer technologies and operate more efficiently.  You’ve been googling every possible approach, but the daunting options are starting to overwhelm you.  So many choices.  more...

6 Mar 2014

Issue of Comatose Servers & Findings in Uptime’s Data Center Survey 2013 Report

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In reading Uptime’s Data Center Survey 2013 report, the below stats from the report seem silly since there are simple inexpensive solutions to audit, identify and eliminate comatose servers.  • 43% of respondents have no scheduled audit of their server environment • 33% of respondents report > 5% comatose servers • Decommissioning (1U) servers can result in more...

30 Nov 2012

Asset Performance Management for IT and Data Centers

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We are all likely using some tool to track IT assets. To that end, many use their asset management tool to manage the lifecycle of their IT and Data Center assets. However, most tools that provide lifecycle management of IT assets only look at the depreciation value of the asset or perhaps the cost to more...

7 Nov 2011

Why You Should Consider VMware vSphere 5

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There are several choices available for server, storage, and desktop virtualization. VMware’s vSphere solution continues to lead the pack in terms of features and functionality. With its recent release of version 5 for both vSphere and Site Recovery Manager, VMware responds to client and partner requests to improve speed to deploy, response to disaster, and more...

12 Aug 2011

Data Center Design News – August 2011

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Recent appearances by PTS Data Center Solutions data center design experts in leading industry publications: Overseeing A Data Center Move Processor.com, June 1, 2011 Overseeing the complexity of a data center move can feel overwhelming because there are so many moving parts, decisions, and last-minute changes that can crop up. But when taking on that more...

15 Jul 2011

The Evolving Complexity of Network Security

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As network design complexity has increased and hackers have taken to designing threats via malicious applications, it has become clear the traditional firewall security approach with port blocking and URL filtering no longer suffices to protect an enterprise network. Today, many applications share the same port while some Web 2.0 applications use multiple ports. Malicious more...

17 Jun 2011

Data Center Design News

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Our data center design experts are often asked to share insights with leading industry publications. Here is a sampling of our recent appearances: Improving Energy Efficiency in Data Centers Data Center Knowledge: Industry Perspectives, April 28, 2011 Peter Sacco, founder and president of PTS Data Center Solutions, presents an article on improving energy efficiency in more...

24 May 2011

What metrics are you using to measure your IT & Data Center Efficiency?

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We find that most only use PUE and many don’t correctly calculate their PUE that may be OK as PUE is only meant to be a benchmark to improve your own efficiency. However, I don’t think the right metrics are out there to help clients understand their entire efficiency story Secondly, if the metrics are more...

24 May 2011

Virtualization Made Easy

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Check out the tools available at this Virtualization website. You can perform your own Self Assessment, use a Virtualization Savings Calculator, and learn about various solutions from VMware to discover how virtualization may help your business. In addition, unlike other VMware providers, PTS Data Center Solutions analyzes server effectiveness as well as the impact virtualizing more...