Yearly Archives: 2009

27 Sep 2009

Inflection point: Build for Higher Density or Plan for Efficient IT?


Over the last decade, the focus of the Data Center Industry has been to plan & renovate feverishly to support higher densities. Not too much of a surprise because there was actually an uptick in the scale of Morse’s Law over the last decade as processing power, processing density & power consumption per rack unit more...

18 Sep 2009

PTS & The New York Jets Invite You to Power Camp ’09


PTS, in collaboration with the New York Jets, is excited to invite you to Power Camp ’09. Tackle power issues before they result in a defensive meltdown and make sure that your Data Center is powered up for many more winning seasons! The three hour Power Camp includes a buffet dinner and 3 intense drills more...

2 Sep 2009

Role of the CIO in Business Continuity, Disaster Recovery


Ralph DeFrangesco at ITBusinessEdge posted the following discussion question in their forums recently. Corporations often confuse business continuity and disaster recovery. They also tend to put the CIO in charge of both. Should the CIO be the point person for both BC and DR? If so, why? If not why and who should it be? more...

27 Aug 2009

A Closer Look at PTS’ Data Center Education Series


Thanks to everyone who’s expressed interest in participating in our upcoming Data Center Education Series! The response has been very positive and we’re looking forward to the first session which will be held at our headquarters in Franklin Lakes, NJ from September 15 to 17, 2009. A few of you have emailed me to ask more...

18 Aug 2009

Data Center Education Series Sept. Training – IMPORTANT UPDATES


The Data Center Education Series training event on September 15-17 has been moved from NYC to the PTS Headquarters in Franklin Lakes, New Jersey. The event cost has also been changed and is now just $999 per attendee. For more details and the full agenda, visit our Data Center Education Series page. Hope to see more...

18 Aug 2009

Expert Data Center Education & Training In NYC


Just a quick reminder for all our readers: PTS’ Data Center Education Series is coming to midtown NYC from September 15-17. UPDATE 08/20/2009: The PTS Data Center Education Series for September 15-17 has been relocated to our headquarters in Franklin Lakes, NJ. The three (3) day class provides students with comprehensive, vendor-neutral, module based training more...

29 Jul 2009

Google Cools Data Center Without Chillers; Data Center Pros Weigh-in


Google’s chiller-less data center in Belgium has received a lot of buzz. The facility relies upon free air cooling to keep its servers cool and will shift the computing load to other data centers when the weather gets too hot. It’s an approach that stands to greatly improve energy efficiency. However, as e-shelter explained to more...

22 Jul 2009

LinkedIn Discussion on Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE)


Last week I posted the following discussion question in our Computer Room Design networking group at I’m really impressed with the response from group members, so I’d like to share their thoughts with you here: How can the industry address problems with the reporting of Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) without undermining the usefulness of more...

20 Jul 2009

LinkedIn Discussion on Eliminating the Battery String


Thanks to everyone who’s participated in our Computer Room Design networking group at so far! We’re off to a great start, with over 200+ members joining in the first two weeks. I’d like to share highlights from one of our recent discussions… Kevin Woods, Director of Business Development and Sales at i2i, asked: Eliminating more...

16 Jul 2009

Introducing PTS’ Data Center Education Series


How extensive is your knowledge about all aspects of your data center? With our newly launched Data Center Education Series, you will never look at your IT and support infrastructure the same way again. PTS’ Data Center Education Series will help you better assess problems in your data center by providing you with substantive knowledge more...