Friday, December 30, 2011
Forgotten Maintenance – Routine Upkeep Can Make Your Data Center More Efficient & Prevent Disasters

A data center’s cleanliness should be a key concern for data center managers because it can mean the difference between efficiency and wasted time and energy. And although most data center admins probably perform some maintenance on their servers and server room, there is likely some cleaning, such as on and under raised floor tiles, that is missed along the way. To help with regular upkeep, read on for tips from some industry experts about maintaining your data center. It’s role in overall corporate strategy saw a jump in 2010. The jump is due in part to the way the corporation views the IT department—as a strategic business enabler, not just an extra-large business expense.

“Sticky floor mats should be installed to reduce the traffic of debris in the room,” says Michael Petrino, vice president of PTS Data Center Solutions ( “These can be disposable or a reusable mat that needs to be cleaned.”

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Tuesday, November 15, 2011
PTS Data Center Infrastructure Management Courses

Data Center Talk

PTS is well known as a manufacturer of data centers, as well as building them they know how to maintain a data center. PTS now offers training courses for data center certification.

PTS offers a Data Center Infrastructure Management program which consists of 8 learning modules and lasts for 3 days and is held in various locations throughout the U.S. and Canada. (

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Tuesday, September 6, 2011
No Limits Software will Introduce Version 1.5 of their Rack Management Platform (RaMP) with New Visual View of Data Center at Data Center World
PR Web

No Limits Software will introduce version 1.5 of their Rack Management Platform (RaMP) at Data Center World in Orlando on September 11-14. Version 1.5 further enhances the RaMP automated data center management solution with an easy to configure visual view of the data center to allow data center managers to quickly locate equipment.

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Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Selecting the Optimal Data Center Cooling Solution

By Peter Sacco, President & CEO, PTS Data Center Solutions, Inc.

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 from the room. To that end, there are two components that make up any effective cooling solution. They are first, the Heat Removal section, often referred to as the CRAC, CRAH, or the evaporator, and the second, the Heat Rejection section which is named according to the cooling approach executed and referred to as the condenser, dry-cooler, fluid-cooler, cooling tower, etc.

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Friday, July 1, 2011
Overseeing A Data Center Move

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 role, data center managers don’t need to do all the work-and indeed, they shouldn’t, believes Peter Sacco, president of PTS Data Center Solutions (

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Thursday, June 9, 2011
Capacity Planning, Environmental Monitoring Solutions Can Help Data Centers Protect IT Investments

InfoTech Spotlight

To successfully compete in the current economic conditions, organizations need to make IT investments with the utmost care and planning. Not spending IT dollars wisely can unnecessarily deplete a company’s budget or prevent them from reaching their full potential.

Michael Petrino, vice president for PTS Data Center Solutions, recommends investing in software that can provide redundancy planning and 3D graphics for space, power and cooling capacity.

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Thursday, April 28, 2011
Improving Energy Efficiency in Data Centers

Data Center Knowledge: Industry Perspectives

Peter Sacco, founder and president of PTS Data Center Solutions, presents an article on improving energy efficiency in Data Centers.  It is, perhaps, second only to performance when deciding upon data center facility and information technology (IT) network design. Higher energy consumption is a recurring cost that can add dramatically to operating expense over time.

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Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Best Practices in Building a New Data Center
The DCIM Advisory

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 data centers every year and having designed many more.

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Wednesday, March 9, 2011
What will modularity cost you?

DatacenterDynamics Focus

Predicting total cost of ownership of a data center is a difficult, complicated task which has to be performed before one is built in order to compare different options and find one that fits the best. Several large data center design and construction service providers – including large IT vendors that also have professional services divisions – have been touting modularity as a new and efficient way to build data centers.

Peter Sacco, president of the US data center design, construction and consulting firm PTS Data Center Solutions, said he has also approached a vendor about a non-containerized modular design on behalf of customers. Multiple times, he found it difficult to get the information required. Customers approach PTS to find out the potential price difference between deploying a modular data center and the traditional approach. “Right now I can’t give them a straight answer,” he says.

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Friday, February 25, 2011
Getting Involved In Company Direction & Planning

It’s role in overall corporate strategy saw a jump in 2010. The jump is due in part to the way the corporation views the IT department—as a strategic business enabler, not just an extra-large business expense.

Peter Sacco, president at PTS Data Center Solutions (, says IT has become accepted as a primary driver in any company’s ability to deliver on its core competencies. As such, Sacco says a misalignment of IT capability with business needs will result in operational inefficiency and lack scalability to adapt to growth. “Today, most every company has to worry about making IT a competency to remain competitive and to differentiate themselves,” he says.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011
PTS Accepted into Con Edison’s New Data Center Energy Efficiency Program

PTS Data Center Solutions announced today it has been accepted as a Market Partner in the Consolidated Edison of New York (Con Edison) Commercial and Industrial Energy Efficiency Program. Specifically, PTS’ focus will fall under Con Edison’s new Data Center Efficiency Program which Con Edison has launched in conjunction with NYSERDA.

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Friday, February 11, 2011
Small Improvements Yield Big Benefits: Concentrating On IT Infrastructure Makes A Difference

If you’re looking for ways to go green in your data center, keep in mind that sometimes the little things matter.

PTS’ President Peter Sacco says that it was easy to pinpoint which change had the most impact: “Reduction in overall physical server footprint was the key. While the amount of energy saved was not nearly as great as touted by the virtualization software providers, it was nonetheless substantial,” he says. “We saved about 20% in IT consumed energy, which resulted in about a 25% facility energy savings when factoring in the cumulative effect of energy savings in power and cooling.”

Thursday, February 3, 2011
ExaGrid Disk Backup with Deduplication System Named Backup and Disaster Recovery Hardware “Product of the Year” by Storage magazine

As a strategic partner with ExaGrid and its solutions, PTS Data Center Solutions is pleased to announce the ExaGrid EX10000E was selected as Product of the Year by Storage magazine ExaGrid Systems, Inc.,  the leader in cost-effective and scalable disk-based backup solutions with data deduplication, today announced that its EX10000E Disk Backup with Deduplication System has been named the Backup and Disaster Recovery Hardware “2009 Product of the Year” by Storage Winners were determined by their ratings on six key criteria: innovation, performance, easy integration into existing environments, ease of use and manageability, as well as robust functionality and high value to end-users. The awards were judged by the Storage editorial staff, in conjunction with a team of end users, industry experts, analysts, and consultants.

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Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Consider An Emergency Generator

Business Continuity Info

“A UPS provides clean power, guarding against surges and drops,” says Dan McHugh, project manager at PTS Data Center Solutions. ‘In order to provide longer-term power, you’d need racks and racks of batteries. A generator allows you to be out two to three days, so you’re not losing money.’ PTS is a consulting firm that does design work, construction, or construction management.

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