Yearly Archives: 2011

29 Dec 2011

UPS Configuration Availability Rankings

data center design, pts data center solutions, UPS configuration availability rankings, UPS design

Peter Sacco, President & Founder, PTS Data Center Solutions, recently wrote a new white paper on UPS Configuration Availability Rankings. 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 more...

16 Dec 2011

Which is higher availability 2N or N+2?

UPS availability, UPS design, uptime institute

Modular scalable solutions continue to drive our industry to improved efficiency and availability. Most know about modular cabling infrastructure, CRAC units with VFDs and scalable UPS technology, but did you know you could also have modularity and scalability with your chillers? Most understand that modular solutions improve efficiency, but many believe that a 2N design more...

9 Dec 2011

CleanZone Premier Contamination Control Zone Solution

data center cleaning, data center design

Typically PTS focuses on high tech design considerations and solutions for your data center, computer room, server room, or network operations center. However, we are extremely impressed with the performance of the CleanZone Premier solution from UK Company, Dycem. The product is designed to attract, collect, and retain contaminating particles which collect on your shoes more...

7 Nov 2011

Why You Should Consider VMware vSphere 5


There are several choices available for server, storage, and desktop virtualization. VMware’s vSphere solution continues to lead the pack in terms of features and functionality. With its recent release of version 5 for both vSphere and Site Recovery Manager, VMware responds to client and partner requests to improve speed to deploy, response to disaster, and more...

27 Oct 2011

Modular & Containerized Data Center Solutions

Containerized Computer Room, Modular Data Center

Modular and Containerized Solutions for Data Center expansion have received a great deal of press over the last year. Some manufacturers claim PUEs in the 1.2 range. However, be careful with these advertised claims because is the advertised PUE based on your climate, availability needs, initial IT load, designed IT load or maximum IT load? more...

14 Sep 2011

PTS Launches YouTube Data Center Design Channel

Data Center Design Channel

As PTS Data Center Solutions looks to provide best-of-breed services and solutions for data center, computer room, server room, and other mission critical facilities, we have launched the new YouTube Data Center Design Channel. The channel will focus on providing users videos of interesting new services and solutions that can help data center operators and more...

30 Aug 2011

Selecting the Optimal Data Center Cooling Solution

data center cooling

Pete Sacco, President & CEO, of PTS Data Center Solutions authored an interesting article on the most effective way to select an Optimal Data Center Cooling Solution. A better way to think about data center cooling is to forget the notion of adding ‘cold’ to a room. Rather, think about air conditioning as removing heat more...

12 Aug 2011

Data Center Design News – August 2011


Recent appearances by PTS Data Center Solutions data center design experts in leading industry publications: Overseeing A Data Center Move, June 1, 2011 Overseeing the complexity of a data center move can feel overwhelming because there are so many moving parts, decisions, and last-minute changes that can crop up. But when taking on that more...

15 Jul 2011

The Evolving Complexity of Network Security


As network design complexity has increased and hackers have taken to designing threats via malicious applications, it has become clear the traditional firewall security approach with port blocking and URL filtering no longer suffices to protect an enterprise network. Today, many applications share the same port while some Web 2.0 applications use multiple ports. Malicious more...

17 Jun 2011

Data Center Design News


Our data center design experts are often asked to share insights with leading industry publications. Here is a sampling of our recent appearances: Improving Energy Efficiency in Data Centers Data Center Knowledge: Industry Perspectives, April 28, 2011 Peter Sacco, founder and president of PTS Data Center Solutions, presents an article on improving energy efficiency in more...