Yearly Archives: 2011

24 May 2011

What metrics are you using to measure your IT & Data Center Efficiency?

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We find that most only use PUE and many don’t correctly calculate their PUE that may be OK as PUE is only meant to be a benchmark to improve your own efficiency. However, I don’t think the right metrics are out there to help clients understand their entire efficiency story Secondly, if the metrics are more...

24 May 2011

Virtualization Made Easy

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Check out the tools available at this Virtualization website. You can perform your own Self Assessment, use a Virtualization Savings Calculator, and learn about various solutions from VMware to discover how virtualization may help your business. In addition, unlike other VMware providers, PTS Data Center Solutions analyzes server effectiveness as well as the impact virtualizing more...

16 May 2011

PTS Exhibiting at Con Edison Energy Efficiency Summit 2011

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Join PTS at the Con Edison Energy Efficiency Summit on June 1st at the Hilton New York Hotel. The event brings together building contractors, manufacturers, and consultants working to reduce business energy consumption. Many reports state greater than 50% of the power burden for businesses resides in the data center and its IT and facility more...

16 May 2011

PTS Exhibiting at Con Edison Energy Efficiency Summit 2011

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Join PTS at the Con Edison Energy Efficiency Summit on June 1st at the Hilton New York Hotel. The event brings together building contractors, manufacturers, and consultants working to reduce business energy consumption. Many reports state greater than 50% of the power burden for businesses resides in the data center and its IT and facility more...

29 Apr 2011

Improving Energy Efficiency in Data Centers

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Pete Sacco, Founder & President of PTS Data Center Solutions, wrote a recent article for Data Center Knowledge. With the high cost of power, efficient data center design can lead to significant monthly operational savings. The article discusses various issues related to energy efficiency including performing initial assessments to develop a baseline, analyzing facility support more...

19 Apr 2011

The Real Cost of Manual Asset Management

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No Limits Software, a leading provider of data center solutions, including asset management, capacity planning, and power and environmental monitoring, recently released an interesting white paper on the real or true cost of manual asset management. There are a number of methods used to manage IT assets inhttp://www.blogger.com/img/blank.gif the data center including Excel spreadsheets, custom more...

12 Apr 2011

Best Practices in Building a New Data Center

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Peter Sacco, founder and CEO of PTS Data Center Solutions and partner with nlyte Software, was recently interviewed by Barbara Morris, Editor, of The DCIM Advisory, nlyte’s monthly online trade journal. The article focuses on how to avoid the pitfalls many experience in mission critical facilities and centers around Pete’s experiences visiting 50 to 60 more...

7 Apr 2011

Emerson Network Power’s Smart Solutions Tour Review.

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Hope you didn’t miss Emerson Network Power’s Smart Solutions Tour, but in case you did here are a few of the highlights: In addition to having a live SmartMod to tour, Emerson Network Power delivered compelling presentations on SmartRow & SmartAisle versus conventional builds for their new integrated infrastructure that covers integrated power, cooling, fire more...

1 Apr 2011

2011 Smart Solutions Tour – April 5th

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PTS will be participating with Emerson Network Power at an upcoming event called the 2011 Smart Solutions Tour. The event is on April 5th in Edison, NJ. Don’t miss this opportunity to see how intelligent, integrated infrastructure can help you attain crucial data center objectives such as efficiency, capacity, availability and control – without sacrifice. more...

22 Mar 2011

Is It Time To Toss The Tape?

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The ExaGrid disk-based backup appliance with deduplication replaces tape in the nightly backup process. Customers are moving to disk-based backup solutions to remedy a number of problems. These include long backup windows as data volumes increase, the slow (and often unreliable) process of finding and restoring files from tape, the need for a Disaster Recovery more...