November 4, 2009
NJ Devils Vs Washington Capitals
Prudential Center, Newark
Presentation with dinner/drinks starting at 5:00 PM
Game time 7:00 PM
It's no secret that managing a data center is tough. With all its
complexity, just keeping track of your assets can be a full time job, not to mention
finding opportunities to run the data center more efficiently. So when data center
management solutions come along that can help you do your job more efficiently, we
think you'll agree it's worth a closer look.
and Raritan would like to invite you to a Data Center Education seminar followed
by en evening of good company and fun.
Learn about the latest trends in Data Center Management including new approaches
to asset management, tracking and maintenance. Plan to learn about solutions which offer you broad and deep visibility
into your operations in real time as well as allow you to plan for growth and
change by optimizing your current operations, assets and infrastructure.
With DC Infrastructure Management (DCIM) and DC Monitoring Systems (DCMS), you can:
Enable real-time visualization, monitoring, tracking and management of all data center assets and their related physical and logical resources including racks, servers, applications, structured cable plant, networks, power infrastructure, and cooling
Provision new systems, Power Circuits, and Network Circuits thru a Built-in Change Management to Generate Requests, Approvals, and Work Orders
Bridge the organizational and functional gaps across all domains including facilities, networking, and systems domains
5:00 - 5:30 PM: Arrivals and Introductions.
5:30 - 6:00 PM: Data Center Management Issues and Solutions,
Leading Edge Solutions Available To Improve Data Center Availability and Management, Presented by Peter T. Sacco, President, PTS Data Center Solutions.
6:00 - 6:30 PM: Data Center Infrastructure Management,
Optimize Data Center Operations with dcTrackTM, Presented by Khaled Nassoura, PE, General Manager, Green Data Center Initiative, Raritan, Inc.
6:30 - 6:45 PM: Questions/Answers Session.
6:45 - 7:00 PM: Head to the Rink, Private Box.
7:00 - 10:00 PM: Dinner, Drinks, Enjoy the Game!
About the Speakers
Peter T. Sacco, President, PTS Data Center Solutions, Inc.
As president and founder of PTS Data Center Solutions, Pete Sacco is a recognized expert in the areas of data center, computer room, and network operations design. His knowledge and experience cover a broad range of skills, including consulting, design, engineering, construction, monitoring, and maintenance for mission critical environments.
Throughout his fifteen-plus year career, Pete has been involved in the development of hundreds-of-thousands of square feet of data center space. Pete Sacco visits as many as fifty data centers per year to evaluate their overall availability and risks, assess the capacities and redundancies of their support infrastructure, and to provide recommendations for improvement.
Prior to founding PTS, Mr. Sacco received his BSEE from Fairleigh Dickinson University.
Khaled Nassoura, PE, General Manager, Green Data Center Initiative, Raritan, Inc.
Khaled Nassoura began his career as a network engineer at a consulting engineering firm in New York City. He progressed rapidly to become the Vice President of the Technology Infrastructure practice at Syska Hennessy Group. During this time he built the consulting group as the leading information technology and infrastructure design team in the New York City area.
Subsequently, he founded his own consulting practice, Nassoura Technology Associates, LLC, which grew in size and prominence to support major Fortune 100 firms including Merck & Co., Johnson & Johnson, Merrill Lynch, and TIAA-CREF.
He later re-directed his energies and re-invented the company as a provider of data center infrastructure management software solutions based on many years of domain expertise in the design and operations of data centers. In 2008, his company was acquired by Raritan, Inc. to form the nucleus of their Green Data Center Initiative group.
Khaled Nassoura holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical Engineering and a Master of Science in Telecommunications Management from Stevens Institute of Technology. Mr. Nassoura is a licensed Professional Engineer. He is also a contributor to trade journals and conferences.
About the Companies
About PTS Data Center Solutions
Experts for Your Always Available Data Center
Founded in 1998, PTS is a turnkey solutions provider specializing in data center and computer room consulting, engineering, infrastructure, construction, and maintenance services. We offer a broad range of project experience in designing data centers, computer rooms, and technical spaces. We employ industry best practices in integrating proven,
'best-of-breed', critical infrastructure technologies that result in always available, scalable, redundant, fault-tolerant, manageable, and maintainable mission critical environments.
In today's highly competitive climate where businesses can't stop and downtime is measured in profits lost, PTS offers survey, assessment, strategy, planning, feasibility, engineering, design, construction, commissioning, implementation, monitoring, maintenance, and predictive analysis services for protection against of some of the leading causes of critical systems downtime, hardware damage, data loss, and decreased employee productivity. Highly respected in our industry, PTS sets the standard for 'always available' solutions for data center and computer room environments.
From our corporate headquarters in Franklin Lakes, New Jersey, and our office in Orange County, California, PTS works to fulfill our mission of creating satisfied customers by emphasizing planning
& feasibility services to provide the optimal solution that meets our clients' needs and results in an early & accurate alignment between scope, schedule, and budget. For more information, contact Pete Sacco or visit PTS online at
Raritan is a leading provider of secure IT infrastructure management solutions. We offer IT and facility directors, managers and administrators the control they need to increase power management efficiency, improve data center productivity and enhance branch office operations. In over 50,000 locations worldwide, our integrated in-band and out-of-band products help companies monitor and manage their energy, servers and other IT devices. Our intelligent PDUs, combined with energy management software and environmental sensors, offer remote power control and monitoring at-the-rack and device level, empowering data center owners with information to improve uptime and capacity planning, while efficiently utilizing energy to save power and money. And our access solutions, including KVM, serial and centralized management devices, offer unprecedented control of servers to maintain mission-critical environments. Raritan's OEM division provides embedded hardware and firmware for server and client management, including intelligent power management, KVM over IP, IPMI and other industry standards-based management applications.
Raritan with its Infrastructure management solutions provide you with simplified, flexible points of access to your devices. They offer you comprehensive and granular systems for viewing, controlling and auditing all user and administrator transactions. They can help simplify processes, and give you an expedited method to reduce the time you need to resolve problems. Plus they have the ability to conform and comply with company and industry security procedures and standards.
Please RSVP by 10/23/2009
Tickets are limited and available on a first come basis.