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summer is over and many of us are planning and developing data center
and IT budgets for 2013. With that in mind, this month's issue
focuses on data center assessments. What better way to determine
budgets for 2013 than to have data center design experts apply their
tried and true approach to: assessing, creating recommendations for
improvement, and providing detailed line-item budgets for acquisition
of equipment and implementation or commissioning.
Along with an overview of the PTS Data Center Assessment process, we
are happy to present the Powertron Global™ PermaFrost NMR™ solution,
a technology proven to enhance the performance for most A/C systems
found in the data center.
And, as always, please think of us for your next data center project
--- whether it is infrastructure, facility, or IT related.
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Story: The PTS Data Center Assessment Approach
The PTS Data Center
Assessment process is a proven approach to reviewing and analyzing
data center issues and providing recommendations, which will shore up
these problems as well as consider future requirements.
By going beyond the simple
issues of power deficiencies and hot spots, PTS leverages our 11-step
process to review all aspects of the space in terms of power, space,
cooling, management, security, and many other areas.
Data center and/or computer
room project assessment and cost estimating are accomplished by
identifying the key design criteria for the two (2) main areas of the
project focus within the overall data center infrastructure and
services: the Technology Infrastructure & Services (IT) and the
Support Infrastructure & Services (the Facility). The key design
criteria are shown in the following table:
To learn more about these
criteria critical to assessing a data center, computer room, or
server room, visit here.
After identification of the
key design criteria required to build the "needs" or
requirements of the facility, we are ready to move forward with site
surveys. Information availability is critically important and the
goal of PTS' evaluation, planning, and data center assessment services
is to identify obstacles and recommend solutions for redundant and
fault-tolerant network & support infrastructure for mission
critical environments. Our methodology combines the business and
technology expertise needed to ensure recommendations will have a major
positive impact on the facility and budgets are realistic and can be
A comprehensive facility
inspection to assess the ability of the space and support
infrastructure to provide continuous availability and meet key design
- Evaluation of the
site (location, access to redundant power/network connectivity)
- A site inspection
- Evaluation of the
load capacity constraints
- Identification of
critical deficiencies and potential downtime risks
- Assessment of the
concurrent maintenance capacity of the site
improvements and a comparison to the identified business objectives
are then created. Finally, a cost estimate is generated based on the
retrofits as required to meet the business objectives.
PTS Assessment Reports are
available at three different detail levels: comprehensive, standard,
and lite. Each provides a written report of findings and
recommendations for improvement.
Extensions of our base Data
Center Assessment Services include: Data Center Availability and Risk Assessments, Data Center Energy Usage Assessments, Data Center Energy Efficiency Assessments, Data Center Thermography Assessments, and various
IT-related assessment services.
Contact PTS for additional information or to
access our Site Assessment Services brochures.
Data Center Solutions Showcase: Powertron
Global PermaFrost NMR Refrigeration Solutions
Powertron Global™ offers
PermaFrost NMR™ Refrigeration Solutions in synthetic and
non-synthetic formulations. PermaFrost Nucleo Molecular Regenerative
(NMR) technology was designed to improve the performance for any A/C,
refrigeration system, or heat pump without modification or
alterations. The NMR technology uses nanotechnology to increase SEER,
COP, and Delta T through thermo-conductive metal enhancement.
PermaFrost NMR has been deployed for clients to improve energy efficiency in a 16-ton Liebert Computer Room Air Conditioning (CRAC) unit supporting mission critical data center operations.
For one such deployment, the improved/restored efficiency attributable to PermaFrost NMR was substantial. Overall efficiency improved by 13.5% and the EER improved by 20.4%. There was an increase in coil capacity of 25,920 in Btuh which equates to gaining more than 2-tons of capacity or 15.7%. There is also an improvement of 2.1 degrees F in Delta T (difference between supply and return air) and an overall reduction in kWh and Watts per ton of 16.9%.
The PermaFrost solutions are
designed to remove heat from the metal surface, accelerate
refrigerant flow, increase thermo-conductivity and transfer heat more
efficiently throughout the equipment. PermaFrost's NMR sophisticated
molecular composition passivates and stabilizes all metal components
throughout the system, allowing the refrigerant to absorb and
dissipate heat at an accelerated rate.
PermaFrost NMR allows the
unit to achieve set temperatures faster while drawing less energy,
allowing the compressor, condenser and evaporator to perform at their
utmost design efficiency. Installation does not require any down time
of the HVAC equipment.
For data center use,
PermaFrost NMR is available for Direct Exchange (DX) and Chiller
Learn more about the PermaFrost NMR
Education & White Papers
the latest white papers 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.
Solutions to Support High-Density Server Deployment by APC
High-density servers offer a
significant performance per watt benefit. However, depending on the
deployment, they can present a significant cooling challenge. Vendors
are now designing servers that can demand over 40 kW of cooling per
rack. With most data centers designed to cool an average of no more
than 2 kW per rack, innovative strategies must be used for proper
cooling of high-density equipment. This paper provides ten approaches
for increasing cooling efficiency, cooling capacity, and power
density in existing data centers. Download
Total Cost of Ownership for Data Center and Network Room
Infrastructure by APC
method for measuring Total Cost of Ownership of data center and
network room physical infrastructure and relating these costs to the
overall Information Technology infrastructure is described, with
examples. The cost drivers of TCO are quantified. The largest cost
driver is shown to be unnecessary unabsorbed costs resulting from the
oversizing of the infrastructure. Download
Vintage Data Centers by Eaton
companies hope to get as much as 20 years of dependable service from
their data centers. Unfortunately, there are many obstacles to
achieving that length of service. In particular, some of the key
mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) components that data centers
rely on are not designed to last that long. In addition, rapidly
changing data processing requirements demand that data centers remain
flexible and support greater rack densities. Download
your Disaster Recovery with Quorum onQ by Quorum
are that you are dissatisfied with your current backup solution, as
half of those surveyed by NetApp have stated. You probably have a
pile of tapes or disks that represent you faithfully copying your
files using a traditional backup software utility. But when disaster
strikes and an entire server goes south, getting a working server
online quickly and without a lot of running around isn't going to
happen. And chances are that the recovery process is so tortured and
involved that you are lucky if you can do a full recovery test
procedure once a year. Download
Modularity The Future Of The Data Center? Is a pod or
container the best option for you?
Global Corporate Xpansion
(GCX) Magazine, Fall 2012, Data Center
Vice President and Director of Marketing for PTS Data Center
Solutions, Inc., has authored an article on modularity, an emerging
trend in data center design. Modularity provides cost effective,
energy efficient data center space with a rapid deployment timeframe.
Is A Modular Data Center Design Right For You? Read more to find the answer.
Software to Extend Virtualized Server Support in Their RaMP DCIM
Solution through the VMware Technology Alliance Partner (TAP)
Software Article, September 5, 2012
No Limits Software has joined the VMware
Technology Alliance Partner (TAP) Program in order to extend their
support for monitoring and management of virtualized servers through
their RaMP DCIM solution.
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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.