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PTS Data Center Solutions' President, Peter Sacco, Featured in's Article Discussing the Validity of the Uptime Institute's Data Center Tier System

Franklin Lakes, NJ, February 24, 2008 - PTS Data Center Solutions today announced that the company's president, Peter Sacco, was featured in an article for titled, "Is Uptime Institute's data center tier system worth it?", a leading trade publication run by IT media conglomerate Tech Target, provides updates on the latest news and trends for IT professionals in the data center industry.

Published February 20th, 2009, this article focuses on how the Uptime Institute's data center tier classification system has been misused by numerous companies in recent years. It has become commonplace for companies to claim they have a "Tier 3- plus" or "Near Tier-2" data center; classifications in which the Uptime Institute don't recognize. PTS Data Center Solution's president, Peter Sacco, critical of the Uptime Institute's data center tiers rating system quotes, "While I understand the argument that a site is only as good as its weakest link, to say that a site incorporating most but not all the elements of the tier definition is mathematically and experientially wrong". Sacco has been critical of using the uptime Institute's data center rating tiers rating system as a tool for predicting availability due to its lack of addressing real world considerations such as high density. Sacco adds further commentary in a prior blog titled, "Are the Uptime Institute's Data Center Rating Tiers Out of Date?".

Other featured commentators include Tom Deaderick, Director at OnePartner, Julian Kudritzki, Certification Manager at ComputerSite Engineering Inc, and Dough Theis, Vice President of Business Development at Lifeline Data Centers. To read the full article, please visit

About Peter Sacco

Peter Sacco is the founder and president of PTS Data Center Solutions. A highly regarded data center design expert, Peter has been involved in the data center/computer room industry as a consultant and engineer for over 15 years. Peter received his BSEE from Farleigh Dickinson University. 

About PTS Data Center Solutions

Founded in 1998, PTS Data Center Solutions is a premiere 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. To learn more, visit the company's website at


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