Yearly Archives: 2010

17 Jun 2010

Alleviate Your IT Headaches

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The June 4 issue of PROCESSOR magazine (Volume 32, Issue 12) takes a look at how consumer devices and tools are causing problems for IT. From technological solutions to corporate policies, the series of articles offers advice on managing and securing social networks, personal wireless access points, USB devices and other employee-owned devices. Check it more...

7 Jun 2010

Design & Construction Network Networking Event, June 29 @ 6pm

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PTS is sponsoring the upcoming Design & Construction Network Networking Event near Philadelphia, PA. The event will bring together many members of the local design and construction community. RSVP online at http://dcnpa3.eventbrite.com/. Additional Details: When – Tuesday, June 29, 2010 from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM (ET) Where – Fox & Hound Pub & Grille more...

25 May 2010

PTS Education & White Papers

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Looking to continue its tradition of providing content-rich educational materials for data center managers through its website, PTS has significantly upgraded its white paper section. As we continue to add our own industry-specific content through white paper development, presentations at numerous industry events, discussion threads on the PTS blog and through the LinkedIn Computer Room more...

13 May 2010

Achieving a Dim Data Center

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In my post, “Dark Data Centers: Dream or Reality?”, I discussed how dim data centers remain a sought-after solution for IT professionals and users, and an attainable design goal for most companies. One of our readers requested examples of solutions which can help to achieve a dim data center. As such, here are some key more...

22 Apr 2010

Data Center Videos

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Looking for online video of data center tours, product demos, tradeshow highlights, and more? Tech analyst Rich Miller of Data Center Knowledge has done a great job gathering some of the best data center videos on the web into one place: the Data Center Videos YouTube Channel. There are nearly 60 videos uploaded to date, more...

19 Apr 2010

Get the Most Out of Your IT Assets

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In “Extend the Life of Your IT Assets: Strategies to Keep Assets Running Strong”, Elizabeth Millard takes a look at techniques for extending the life of your critical IT assets while ensuring the highest level of system availability. Key points include: Focus on power and cooling efforts, because improper cooling can decrease the life of more...

13 Apr 2010

Presentation on: “Creating & Implementing a Proactive Data Center Management Plan”

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PTS will be presenting at the next 7×24 Exchange DelVal meeting @ Citizens Bank Park on 5/11, the only stadium in Philly that breeds champions. There are only 90 seats for this event so if you’re interested you should sign up quickly. http://7x24exchangedelval.org /index.php?option=com_7x24&task=listEvents&Itemid=51 PTS Presentation Synopsis: “Creating & Implementing a Proactive Data Center Management more...

26 Mar 2010

REMINDER: ‘Devils in the Details’ Event on March 30th

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This is a quick reminder that our educational event, “The Devils in the Details – Enhanced SAN & Switching Solutions for Next Generation Data Centers,” will be held on March 30, 2010. This event was previously postponed from 2/10 due to the snow storm. For those who registered, we hope you’ll join us for an more...

26 Mar 2010

Cut Your Data Center Cooling Costs

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Modern data centers face a number of cooling system challenges due to the requirements of today’s IT systems, combined with the way those IT systems are deployed. In the latest issue of PROCESSOR magazine, Elizabeth Millard examines strategies for keeping power and cooling operations streamlined during the summer months when outside temperatures rise. The article more...

22 Feb 2010

Considerations for Storage Consolidation

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The growth of company files, e-mail, databases, and application data drives a constant need for more storage. But with many networks architected with storage directly attached to servers, growth means burdensome storage management and decreased asset utilization. Storage resources remain trapped behind individual servers, impeding data availability. There are three storage consolidation architectures in common more...