Yearly Archives: 2012

4 Apr 2012

Data Center Management Gotchas

Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) modeling, computer room design, crac, data center design, Data Center Trends, HVAC Design, pts data center solutions, server room design

As the complexity of IT infrastructure continues to increase in data centers, managers must look ahead to avoid unexpected downtime. A list of 10 common surprises for data center/IT managers was released by PTS supplier, Emerson Network Power, at AFCOM Data Center World Spring 2012. According to a Ponemon Institute study, an outage can cost more...

27 Feb 2012

An Industry Look at Locking IEC Power Connections

data center design, IEC Secure Power Connections, pts data center solutions

Not sure if any of you have experienced outages caused by loose fitting IEC power connections, but there is a big push in the industry to address the major problem of IEC plugs coming loose on equipment & power strips due to vibrations or inadvertent disconnects caused during rack equipment moves, adds and changes. Here more...

27 Feb 2012

Guaranteeing IEC Secure Power Connections

data center design, IEC Secure Power Connections, pts data center solutions

There is a big push in the data center industry to address the major problem of Independent Electrical Contractor (IEC) plugs coming loose on equipment & power strips. Have you been experiencing this issue due to appliance vibration or accidental disconnects when maintenance and cabling work is performed in your racks? If so, PTS recommends more...

15 Feb 2012

Retail Industry PCI Compliance Support

fortinet, pci compliance, pci dss, pts data center solutions

PCI 11.1 mandates retailers must execute a wireless scan once per quarter, per store. Given that on average a scan runs ~$300, for a 700 store retailer that equates to an $840,000 annual expenditure. Worse, retailers that fail Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) audits can be fined hundreds of thousands of dollars. more...

16 Jan 2012

Data Center Maintenance Management Solution Version 2.0 Available Today

data center maintenance management, DCMMS

PTS Data Center Solutions recently announced Version 2.0 of its Data Center Maintenance Management Software (DCMMS). DCMMS first launched in March 2010 and is a “glue” product used in data centers to support maintenance management, track spare parts, schedule preventive maintenance, track service histories, and generally make life easier for data center operations personnel. The more...