The PTS E-Newsletter - Issue 2, Volume  7, April 2013

Experts for your Always Available Data Center 

In This Issue

Recent & Upcoming Events

PTS Story: Considerations for Data Center Design Both Small & Large

Education & White Papers

In the News

Keep in touch with your favorite data center solutions provider


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What's The New Buzz In The Data Center Industry?


Find Out From The Expert Himself in Pete Sacco's Personal Blog


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Recent &

Upcoming Events


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Participants learned about the latest advances in Backup & Disaster Recovery


April 25, 2013



Mid-Atlantic Crossing the Infrastructure & HITECH Meaningful Divide Symposium


PTS sponsored this 3rd annual healthcare IT industry event. Solutions showcased by PTS included Emerson solutions as well as Alcatel-Lucent Healthcare IT solutions


 March 21-22, 2013


Learn About Powerful CFD Technology In the Data Center


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Even today, the continued separation of facility and IT operations and management can make it difficult to design and build a data center that supports current and future IT requirements. Silos between facility and IT create artificial roadblocks and misunderstandings, as well as missed opportunities for efficient and effective data center, computer room, server room, and network operations center designs.


Having lived and breathed this problem for more than 15 years, I came to the realization it was critical to bridge the gap between facility and IT organizations. This month's e-newsletter takes a look at the problem and its effect on building both small and large data centers.


I welcome your feedback on the facility & IT issue and, as always, please think of us for your other data center projects --- whether infrastructure, facility, or IT related.


Pete Sacco

President & Founder

PTS Data Center Solutions, Inc.

Experts For Your Always Available Data Center

PTS Story: Considerations for Data Center Design Both Small & Large

With the sophistication of today's IT infrastructure and myriad of choices available to support effective and efficient data center design, careful planning, feasibility testing, and relevant experience is paramount to designing a data center, computer room, or server room.


To be able to appropriately design a mission critical space to support IT requirements for today as well as the next 3-5 years, fully understanding the organization's and IT's key design criteria (KDC) is the first step in a successful design approach.

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Key design requirements may be broken into availability requirements (i.e. What is your acceptable level of downtime risk?), power & cooling density (i.e. What types of IT infrastructure will be deployed now and in the near future? What are the power and cooling requirements of this infrastructure?), and business objectives (i.e. Will the facility need to be expandable in the future? How long should the lease be? etc.).


By answering the questions in terms of both the IT and facility supporting infrastructure, a successful data center design may be completed. PTS' approach begins with a thorough planning & feasibility phase prior to implementation of architectural and engineering services. This approach leverages the first phases of the PTS data center project process for successful planning, leading into cohesive design services, which support client requirements.

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By approaching server room design from this perspective, PTS is able to avoid costly mistakes down the road which lead to costly project change orders, missed schedules, or designs which do not meet the true customer requirements.


Small, medium, and large data center design approaches may be similar or differ dramatically. PTS' proven design approach considers disparate needs in terms of facility size and delivers a solution to appropriately fit the client's requirements.


Learn more about PTS Data Center, Computer Room, and Server Room design services.


PTS Education & White Papers

WP and Media Library buttonCheck out the latest white papers and case studies added to our website by signing in or joining our new PTS Media Library! We're sure there will be some interesting content for your reading pleasure. For up-to-the-minute educational information don't forget to check out the PTS Blog - Data Center Design, consider joining the LinkedIn Computer Room Design Group, or visit our Data Center Design Channel on YouTube.  


Data Center Monitoring White Paper by Wireless Sensors

In data centers, avoiding downtime is critical. Temperature and humidity fluctuations and hot spots can wreak havoc on server hardware and cause costly outages. Download


ISO 22301 compliance - Focus on Training Teams and Defining Roles by TechTarget

The new global standard for business continuity, ISO 22301, underscores the importance of teams, particularly defining the roles and responsibilities of team members, training them properly, and ensuring the ongoing competence of team members. The following tips will ensure you are compliant with ISO 220301's provisions. Download 


Reciprocating Generator Sets: A Viable Choice In Sustainable Energy by Caterpillar

Advances in combining heat and power technology and renewable fuel sources have joined to make reciprocating generator sets a practical choice in power generation and energy security. Download


Always Be Testing: Making the Case for "ABT" for Backup and Disaster Recovery by Quorum

Whether caused by a hurricane, a virus or a storage failure, statistics show that most small to mid-sized businesses will experience at least one instance of system downtime a year. Download 

In the News

Global Corporate Xpansion

Big Data Means Big Possibilities

Global Corporate Xpansion (GCX) Magazine, Spring 2013


As digital technology advances and the world grows more interconnected, the boom in 'big data' is continuing at an astounding pace... "When it comes to data center design and operation, there are many factors that come into play, so there's no set approach," says Larry Davis, vice president, IT Solutions Group, PTS Data Center Solutions."


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PTS Named to CRN's 2013 Data Center 100

Friday, February 15, 2013  


CRN's annual Data Center 100 shines a light on the key technology vendors that are powering today's data center with everything from data backup tools to virtual data center solutions to cloud hosting services. CRN presents the 100 vendors that comprise the 2013 Data Center 100, broken into five categories: Infrastructure, Virtualization, Hosts, Designers and Tools. PTS Data Center Solutions was named as one of the Top 20 Data Center Designers by CRN.


About PTS Data Center Solutions

Founded in 1998, PTS Data Center Solutions is a premier data center design firm and turnkey solutions provider, offering a broad range of project experience, specializing in designing data centers, computer rooms and technical spaces that integrate "best-of-breed", critical infrastructure technologies and result in continuously available, scalable, redundant, fault-tolerant, manageable, and maintainable mission critical environments.