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latest e-newsletter which focuses upon the recent release of DCMMS
Version 2.0 and improvements to our Data Center Managed Maintenance
service offering. DCMMS is an excellent support tool to manage your
facility's support infrastructure and its successful maintenance
while our Managed Maintenance service takes the mundane facility
management tasks off your plate so you can focus upon strategic
facility and IT related data center issues.
given it's the start of the new calendar year I thought I'd take a
moment to reflect on organizational improvements we've made here at
PTS. In response to PTS' decade long streak of 20+ % annual gains, we
have once again increased our architecture and m/e/p consulting
engineering staff - this time by 33% including Registered Architects,
Professional Engineers of multiple disciplines, LEED Certified
Engineers, and Certified Energy Manager (CEM). In addition, we are
experiencing the same growth in all our divisions, but especially in
our Information Technology Solutions Group (ITSG). In response, we
have added additional Network, Network Security, and Systems
Engineering staff there as well. All this further differentiates us
from our competition in that very few companies have diversely
disciplined staffing across both facility and IT engineering
personnel as PTS.
I feel our
growth in all PTS data center and computer room focused business
units including Consulting, Facility Design & Engineering,
NOC/Cabling/Audio-Visual/Security Design, General Construction &
Construction Management, Commissioning, Facility Maintenance &
Management, Data Center Infrastructure Monitoring, and IT Design,
Engineering, and Implementation is indicative of business' desire for
technically diverse and integrated staff and process that can design,
deliver, and operate turnkey solutions.
Thanks go out to
our clients who allow us to continue our growth into 2012 and beyond.
Best of luck for a successful year!
PTS Data Center
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Data Center Solutions Showcase
Center Facility Project Process
As you know PTS offers a
comprehensive array of services geared to design, build, commission,
monitor, manage, operate, and maintain mission critical facilities,
such data centers, computer rooms, server rooms, and network
operations centers. Through experience we have developed this Data
Center Facility Project Process which allows us to repeatedly deliver
within schedule, scope, and budget.
PTS' eleven step progression
of the data center project process is shown in the following diagram:
initial four project phases are bundled as Planning &
Feasibility. This allows PTS to project the true requirements for new
data center design and re-design of existing facilities. Key Design
Criteria, or "Needs", includes establishing load,
availability, and deployment density design criteria. From there, PTS
performs a comprehensive Site Survey to establish existing conditions
and facility constraints. For a new space this survey includes
looking for sources of power, communications lines and possibly
chilled water as well as locations for landing generators,
switchgear, UPS and heat rejection equipment.
After completing the Needs
and Survey, PTS establishes recommendations for upgrades or
improvements. We then develop plans and visual representations of our
concepts in the Plan stage. Plans usually include CFD modeling, one-lines, drawings, project cost
estimating, and master scheduling. At the conclusion of the planning
phase, clients have a true understanding of the project scope,
schedule, and budget.
From here, clients can leverage PTS
Design & Engineering Services for mechanical, electrical,
structured cabling, IT, and other areas of the full data center
project process. After design is completed and accepted by the client
PTS provides Procurement Services, Construction Management,
Commissioning for facility related supporting infrastructure, and
Implementation Services for IT related infrastructure.
After the facility is built,
commissioned, and providing service, PTS' Project Process moves into
the Monitoring & Management phase where PTS provides effective toolsets
for a client to monitor and manage the facility themselves.
Alternatively, PTS can provide tools and managed services to Operate
& Maintain the facility for the client. Either way, PTS
makes sure that the client has the proper training and knowledge
transfer to be confident their facility will exceed the objectives
set out in the initial Planning & Feasibility phase of the
learn more about the PTS Data Center Facility Project Process Contact PTS.
Data Center Solutions Showcase:
DCMMS V2.0 and
Data Center Managed Maintenance
PTS recently announced our
newest version 2.0 of the Data Center Maintenance Management Software
(DCMMS) solution. The product expands upon the first generation by
adding new client-requested functionality.
in March 2010, DCMMS was and remains the first of its kind software
geared to improving efficiencies needed to maintain data center
infrastructure. The software works with any of the Data Center
Infrastructure Management (DCIM) products available today which
include discovery tools, real-time monitoring tools, BMS solutions,
and IT monitoring and management solutions. DCMMS is used to maintain
facility support infrastructure products in many data centers and
from many manufacturers.
PTS uses DCMMS as a key component of its Data Center Managed
Maintenance Service offering. The service provides various support
levels from software only to software and asset maintenance tracking
to full 7x24 outsourcing of asset maintenance management.
Learn more about
DCMMS and Data Center Managed Maintenance. Click Here to read the January 19 Press Release
or Contact PTS.
Education & White Papers
the latest white papers added to our website by signing in or joining
the 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.
Configuration Availability Rankings by Peter Sacco Reliance
on technology has elevated data center availability from a lofty goal
to an absolute necessity. As such, the configuration of the UPS
system is vitally important in achieving high-availability with
respect to the power side of the universe. This paper explores a
number of different UPS configurations, how they contribute to
availability, and who manufactures them. Download
Change Management in the Data Center by No Limits Software
The only acceptable number of unauthorized changes is zero. Automated
change monitoring can reduce Mean Time To Recover (MTTR) and increase
system availability. The paper explores this concept in depth and
makes recommendations for data center operations personnel. Download
Cloud: Understanding the Risks and Returns of Enterprise Cloud Computing
one of the hottest buzzwords in IT today, the term "cloud
computing" has been the subject of much hype and much confusion.
But the potential is real: with its promise of low-opex, zero-capex,
on-demand infrastructure, cloud computing offers highly appealing
economic and business benefits. The paper provides a comprehensive
look at the risks and rewards in considering enterprise cloud
computing solutions. Download
Security for Enterprise Networks by Fortinet
Since the concept of a 'next-generation firewall' was introduced
several years ago by Gartner, many network security vendors have
introduced their own next-generation firewalls to address this
product category - but with varying results... Organizations must
consider all security threats, both known and unknown, when selecting
an enterprise network security platform. Download
To learn more about PTS recommended Modular & Containerized
Solutions, Click Here or Contact PTS.
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