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highlight of the event.
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Happy New Year from everyone at PTS Data
Center Solutions! PTS is proud to release our latest
e-newsletter. As mentioned previously, PTS continues to
expand upon our unique position as an integrated facility and
IT consultancy by providing useful information for both disciplines.
This month we focus on results of a recent analysis
performed here at PTS for our own computer room. The results shed
light on the true impact and return expected from facility and IT
upgrades aimed at improving energy efficiencies in a data center or
computer room. Check out the discussion below related to the
Impact of IT
Upgrades on Energy Usage and Operation Cost white
paper including suggestions on how to get support from your local
Other topics in
our solutions showcase include:
Services: PTS is proud to announce
improvements to our Managed Services offerings for both IT and
facilities infrastructure. As we continue to expand our services
we have recognized a need in the market to provide a suite of
monitoring and maintenance services geared to support clients
with limited internal monitoring, process control, network
security, and IT or facilities personnel. Make sure to check
this section out, particularly if you are struggling to monitor
and manage your IT infrastructure including all models and makes
of servers, workstations, and network elements.
Power Supply (UPS) Services and Solutions: PTS
is a leading provider of UPS solutions in today's market. As a
strategic consultancy, we focus on developing key design
criteria, forming a deep understanding of current and future
requirements for power, designing and delivering best-in-class
solutions, and monitoring and maintaining UPS assets on behalf
of our clients. Ultimately, we strive to help our
clients make the correct decision in terms of product, type,
features, redundancy, and manufacturer. Visit this section to
learn more about our comprehensive consulting, design,
procurement, commissioning, and maintenance solutions related to
continue to release other new white papers and are busy with
quotes in various online and print media. Visit the PTS Media Library to learn more about
PTS white papers
and also check out what's new for PTS in the news.
please think of us for your next data center project --- whether it
is infrastructure, facility, or IT related.
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Study: Impact of
IT Upgrades on Energy Usage and Operational Costs
With the high costs of power, energy efficiency has
rapidly become a critical consideration when evaluating data center
performance. It is, perhaps, second only to performance when deciding
upon data center facility and network design. Higher energy
consumption is a recurring cost that can add dramatically to
operating expense over time. Furthermore, devices that consume more
power require more cooling which not only further increases energy
costs but impacts the physical design of the data center.
During 2010 PTS researched the true impact of
data center IT upgrades on energy usage and operational costs. The
focus of the study was to gain in-depth understanding of the
correlation between facility and IT upgrades as they impacted an
organization's ability to manage, maintain, and provide IT
services to support the company's operation. Culminating in a
published white paper,
PTS personnel validated energy efficiency savings estimates
using the upgrade of our IT system within our data center facility
and operations as a test bed.
In the end, PTS
consolidated its server footprint by approximately 60% using virtualization
technologies, implemented managed switch and network security
devices, and implemented an iSCSI SAN
solution. At the same time, IT energy consumption was reduced by 24%,
yielding a 26% drop in facility power consumption.
the white paper, if you would like to learn more about PTS' Energy Usage
Assessment services, virtualization
assessment services, or PTS' participation in local utility
energy efficiency studies and audits, please contact us. PTS
has been contracted by multiple utilities to provide energy audit
PTS Data Center Solutions Showcase - Managed Services
PTS has provided IT and facilities maintenance solutions
for several years. However, we are pleased to announce significant
enhancements to our Managed Services offering. The service includes
7x24 remote monitoring of client networks, servers, workstations, and
applications with options for onsite and remote proactive
maintenance, help desk support, facility monitoring and maintenance,
and strategic IT guidance.
Most IT and Facility maintenance companies provide
service using the traditional 'break-fix' model where the provider
receives fees when the client network is in distress. Traditional
service provider business models are based on getting paid when
clients experience downtime & when they lose access to critical
The difference with the PTS Proactive Support model is
that we make money when client
networks are up and running. With
that in mind, it's in PTS' best interest to keep client IT
infrastructure operating smoothly.
In addition, unlike other vendors, PTS provides
qualified technical staff to maintain and service both the IT and
facilities assets within the enterprise. Unlike other providers,
these integrated capabilities allow PTS to deliver comprehensive
Managed Services solutions.
PTS is launching three levels of Managed Services
including: Reactive (Monitoring), Proactive, and Comprehensive
learn more about PTS Managed Services Click Here.
PTS Data Center Solutions Showcase - UPS Services & Solutions
As perhaps the largest mid-market provider of
Uninterruptible Power Supplies (UPS) in the country, PTS is poised to
service the critical power at all levels. PTS provides comprehensive
services throughout the project lifecycle.
Perhaps your power budget has or is changing? PTS performs Power Systems
Analysis to determine critical loads and
assess the viability of your back-up power (both UPS and
generator) to support the current and expected future power
loads. Ultimately, we develop a series of Key Design Criteria
(KDCs) used to match your requirements to the multitudes of UPS
technology and manufacturer solutions.
- Procurement: Working
with your KDCs, including budget requirements,
PTS procures UPS solutions from the leading manufacturers
in the space today (UPS solutions
pages), all at prices unavailable to the end user
direct from the manufacturer.
- Commissioning: PTS
data center site
commissioning services ensure your systems are installed
properly, are performing consistent with their design, and will
work as anticipated during fail-over scenarios.
- Monitoring: PTS
provides power monitoring
capabilities at the UPS, PDU, transfer switch, and
power strip level. We can establish and train your
staff to monitor or provide monitoring through our Managed
- Maintenance: Certified
PTS technical staff are available
to provide regularly scheduled preventive maintenance for
UPS solutions from all major manufacturers, which is known to
extend the life of these mission critical assets and
improve overall data center availability.
Education & White Papers
Check out the latest white papers
added to our website! 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.
We do all we can to keep up-to-date on the latest industry trends and
look to share this information with you!
This month we're
excited to announce two new home-grown
of IT Upgrades on Energy Usage and IT Costs
This white paper is discussed in detail earlier in this
Click here to
download the white paper.
a Preventive Maintenance Plan for Your Data Center
rhyme "For Want of a Nail" aptly illustrates the consequences
of small actions not taken.
For want of a nail the shoe was lost.
For want of a shoe the horse was lost.
For want of a horse the rider was lost.
For want of a rider the battle was lost.
For want of a battle the kingdom was lost.
And all for the want of a horseshoe nail.
If this were
updated and put into the data center, perhaps this rhyme would begin
with the line:
For want of effective maintenance the UPS (or CRAC...)
center maintenance is an important component in ensuring maximum data
center availability. Maintenance is more than simply a set of
procedures. It is an overall strategy that requires clear
objectives, well-defined roles and responsibilities, sufficient resources
to accomplish the goals, and an organization that is committed to
This white paper provides a comprehensive approach to developing a
preventive maintenance plan for your data center.
Click here to
download the white paper.
Impact of IT Upgrades
on Energy Usage
and Operational Cost
October 19, 2010
recently released white paper was published in its entirety by
Bitpipe.com. Read an overview in the white paper section above.
To Download the White
Please Click Here
10 Best Data Center Education and Certification Opportunities
September 30, 2010
Who better to offer training than the people who build
and maintain data centers? Design, training and consulting from the
guys who know the business from the slab to the light fixtures. They
offer onsite specialized and custom training. You can add in a
one-day data center assessment for a mere $5,000.
To Read the Full
Please Click Here
See our Full Schedule of Data Center Education Classes, Click Here
Center Building Trends, A Look At What's New In Size, Organization
& Layout For Data Centers
24, 2010 · Vol.32 Issue 20
many data center managers might yearn for a center that can last a
decade, very few will manage to stick it out that long, believes
Peter Sacco, president of PTS Data Center Solutions. "Build what
you think you need for the next three to five years," he
advises. "At this point, facilities have become similar in their
build cycles to replacement of IT hardware, and we're finding that
you're lucky if you get two builds out of one facility." Because
facilities need to be tweaked far more often than in the past, here's
a look at the latest data center building trends.
Read the Full Article,
Please Click Here
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.