The PTS E-Newsletter - Issue 4, Volume 5, August 2011

Experts for your Always Available Data Center 

In This Issue

Recent & Upcoming Events

Cooling Solutions Design for Data Centers

Solutions Showcase - Cooling Solutions

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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Upcoming Events


7x24 Exchange

Delaware Valley Chapter Event

September 20-21

Atlantic City, NJ

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Andrew Graham will be presenting on Energy Efficiency Solutions at the Chapter's Annual Event at the Borgata in Atlantic City


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Data Center World Expo

September 11-14

Orlando, FL

DCW Fall 2011 Logo  Dave Cole, President, No Limits Software, will be presenting on the topic of Choosing the Optimal Solution for IT Asset Management. This is a great opportunity to learn more about the Rack Management Platform (RaMP).


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Enclosed please find our latest e-newsletter. Hopefully your Data Center Cooling Systems got you through the hot summer.  Note, there is no better time to evaluate your cooling systems design than now with timely data and history of your cooling in its most stressed state. Evaluating your cooling approach now also maximizes the time you have to plan, design, engineer, implement, and commission upgrades for when you'll need your cooling most in 2012.


In addition to Data Center Cooling design, other topics include:

  • Solutions Showcase: High Density and Precision Cooling solutions for rack-, row-, and room-based approaches are highlighted. As always, we include the best-in-class vendors as we look for quality, flexibility, and value solutions for our clients. 
  • Educational White Papers: New white papers, interesting articles, and case studies are highlighted in our education section and available at the PTS Media Library.

We would also like to take this moment to announce a new way to stay in touch with PTS and see cool, leading edge data center design services and solutions. Visit the new PTS Data Center Design Channel on YouTube!


As always, please think of us for your next data center project --- whether it is infrastructure, facility, or IT related.


Pete Sacco

President & Founder

PTS Data Center Solutions, Inc

Experts For Your Always Available Data Center


PTS Story: Selecting the Optimal Data Center Cooling Solution by Pete Sacco

A better way to think about data center cooling is to forget the notion of adding 'cold' to a room. Rather, think about air conditioning as removing heat from the room. Selecting the optimal cooling solution involves a deep understanding and comparison between the performance characteristics, capital expense (CAPEX), and operational expense (OPEX) of each potential configuration.


By selecting and leveraging experienced data center design consultants, a company can avoid costly mistakes and, worse, potential and expensive design changes down the road. By leveraging proven design approaches, Computational Fluid Design (CFD) design tools, and significant prior experiences, data center cooling design consultants should be considered as an integral part of the data center design team long before orders are placed, floors are installed, and cooling systems provisioned.


This article provides a deep dive into:

  • Establishing Suitable Design Criteria for Your Data Center Requirement
  • Reviews Leading Computer Room Air Conditioning Approaches
  • Provides an Overview of the Role Played by a Data Center Design Consultant


Read the Entire Article by Clicking Here or Learn More by Contacting PTS.


PTS Data Center Solutions Showcase: Rack, Row, and Room-Based High Density and Precision Cooling Solutions

When it comes to efficient and effective data center, computer room, or server room cooling, Data Center Managers have a variety of choices depending upon their rquirements. PTS cooling solutions range from ceiling CRAC units to rack-based solutions to InRow solutions to room solutions. 


In addition, PTS provides a variety of ancillary support systems such as Air Flow Management tools, raised floor systems, economizers, chillers, etc. This showcase provides a list of our solutions to meet your needs and provides access to PTS-recommended vendor solutions.

  • Air Flow Management Solutions  Solutions include Hot aisle isolationairlock panels, vinyl curtains, door enclosure systems, strip door, and hard-wall enclosures for cold-aisle and hot-aisle containment to deliver efficient data center design. Learn more...
  • Rack-Based Cooling Solutions   With the advent of denseRack Cooling System and ultra-dense server configurations, Rack-Based Cooling is becoming an excellent approach to cool dense blade server cabinets. This approach places the cooling and humidity appliances in extremely close proximity to the IT devices to be cooled and allows total isolation of these hot racks from the remainder of the data center. Learn more...
  • Row-Based Cooling Solutions  Traditional data center, computer room, and server room cooling methodologies provide room-oriented cooling which provides an entire room with cold air from centralized units at one end of the room. This approach is acceptable when power densities are minimal and, therefore, there are few hot spots in a room. Learn more...
  • Room-Based Cooling Solutions In large data centers Room-BasRoom based cooling solutioned Cooling Solutions remain the most economical approach to cooling and, where appropriate and necessary, can be deployed in a hybrid environment with Row- and Rack-Based Cooling solutions. This approach is beneficial to data centers operating with a broad spectrum of rack power densities. Learn more...
  • Economizer Cooling Solutions Economizer systems can have a significant impact on energy usage. In many locations, economizers can be used to allow outside cool air to complement data center cooling systems and provide "free cooling" during colder months. Learn more...

 Economizer Solutions    

  • Heat Rejection Solutions Heat rejection is essential to theHeat Rejection Solutions proper functioning of data centers, yet poor design and maintenance prevent many systems from operating at peak efficiency. Learn more...


To learn more about PTS Cooling Services and Solutions, visit here or contact PTS.


PTS Education & White Papers

White PaperWith energy consumption at its peak due to the summer heat and growing energy costs, we have posted below several new articles and white papers on data center energy consumption. 


Check out 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 and consider joining the LinkedIn Computer Room Design Group.

Data Centers' Power Use Less Than Was  Expected, NY Times Business Day Technology, published July 31, 2011

Data center' unquenchable thirst for electricity has been slaked by the global recession and by a combination of new power-saving technologies, according to an independent report on data center power use from 2005 to 2010. Download


Energy Consumption Is Plaguing the Data Center by nlyte

Forty percent of data center operational costs are attributed to power alone. By 2014, it will be more expensive to power a data center than to buy and manage the hardware in it. Download


Best Practices Guide for Energy-Efficient Data Center Design by US Department of Energy, Federal Energy Management Program

This guide provides an overview of best practices for energy-efficient data center design which spans to categories of IT systems and their environmental conditions, data center air management, cooling and electrical systems, on-site generation, and heat recovery. Download


The Top Six Cloud Pitfalls to Avoid by AFCOM
Organizations have dabbled with the cloud, and because much of it is uncharted territory, it's not likely complete adoption is foreseeable for the near future. However, CIOs, IT managers, and system administrators alike need a sound plan along with deep performance monitoring in place before any degree of moving to the cloud takes place. Download 


Server Room Solutions: How small to midsize IT businesses can make their IT budgets appear larger than they are

IT Managers of small and midsize business must deliver uninterrupted service 24/7. Undersized budgets, barebones staff, increasingly complex infrastructures and limited workspaces are all part of the equation they're expected to solve. Download


In the News


Overseeing A Data Center Move

July 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 role, data center managers don't need to do all the work-and indeed, they shouldn't, believes Peter Sacco, president of PTS Data Center Solutions (www.ptsdcs.com).

To Read the Full Article, Click Here


Capacity Planning, Environmental Monitoring Solutions Can Help Data Centers Protect IT Investments

InfoTech Spotlight

January 11, 2011


To successfully compete in the current economic conditions, organizations need to make IT investments with the utmost care and planning. Not spending IT dollars wisely can unnecessarily deplete a company's budget or prevent them from reaching their full potential.


Michael Petrino, vice president for PTS Data Center Solutions, recommends investing in software that can provide redundancy planning and 3D graphics for space, power and cooling capacity.


To Read the Article,  Click Here


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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.





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