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Is Your Data Center Ready for the Internet of Things?

5/24/2016 11:45:10 AM

Join Us at BICSI UK in London

Is Your Data Center Ready for the Internet of Things? 

Luca Rozzoni, Chatsworth Products’ (CPI) Sr. Product Manager for Europe, will answer this question during the 2016 BICSI UK & Ireland, June 22, at the Barbican Conference Center in London, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

His presentation, “The Internet of Things (IoT) Enabled by Resourceful Data Center Thermal Management Strategies,” will describe how the IoT is causing network connectivity to become more complex.  As a result, IT networks that are willing to support the rapid expansion of IoT need to be smarter and function more efficiently. Additionally, data center operators will also need to rethink the way capacity and efficiency are managed. 

Rozzoni will also discuss what organizations need to consider to achieve thermal efficiencies in data centers, as well as how to mitigate risks, reduce power usage and increase floor space with thermal management strategies, such as Passive Cooling® technology from CPI. Rozzoni has been in the telecommunications industry for over 16 years is also a BICSI-registered Communications Distribution Designer (RCDD).

Date & Location

Wednesday, 22 June

CPI Presentation: 2 p.m.

The Barbican Conference Centre in London

To register to attend the BICSI event, click here. To learn more about data center products and solutions, visit the website.

Raissa Carey, eContent Specialist


CPI to Showcase New EuroFrame™ Cabinet at Data Centre World in London

3/21/2016 8:09:44 AM

EF-Series EuroFrame CabinetChatsworth Products (CPI) will be exhibiting its new EF-Series EuroFrame™ Cabinet, along with a complete range of IT infrastructure solutions at Data Centre World, which takes place April 12 – 13, 2016, at the ExCel Convention Centre London.

With over 500 exhibitors and 500 speakers, Data Centre World, the UK’s largest, most influential gathering of data center experts, is expected to host more than 12,000 business professionals in the IT industry over two days.

During the show, CPI will be offering free evaluations of attendees’ data center thermal efficiency, as well as the opportunity to get hands-on in the data center cabinet demonstration area, which will feature:

  • EF-Series EuroFrame Cabinet – A simple, reliable and cost-effective cabinet solution that supports rack-mount server, storage and network equipment in data centers and enterprise IT facilities.
  • GF-Series GlobalFrame® Gen 2 Cabinet System – Features enhanced panels, doors and smarter airflow management. The GlobalFrame Cabinet is an industry-standard server and network equipment storage solution for data centers.
  • eConnect® Power Distribution Units – Now include Click Secure Locking Outlet options to help prevent accidental disconnections. Additionally, Secure Array IP Consolidation is now available, allowing the use of a single IP address for up to 32 connected PDUs.
  • Remote Infrastructure Management (RIM) System – Provides the ability to remotely monitor, record and analyze environmental security and safety conditions in data centers and equipment rooms. Three models are available: RIM-750, RIM-1000 and RIM Protocol Converter.
  • Cable Runway – Supports cables on CPI racks and cabinets; available in a wide selection of supports, splices and accessories.
“Data Centre World promises to be a high-impact, networking event for CPI and a great platform for us to share our knowledge and experience around thermal efficiency and effective power management. In the year that CPI celebrates its 25th anniversary of starting out as a manufacturer of 19” rack and cable management products, it will be the perfect showcase of how much our product range has developed and expanded since then, to now include a range of integrated solutions that protect the technology investment of our customers all around the world,” commented Julian Riley, CPI Area Sales Director for Europe.

Visit CPI on Stand A55 at Data Centre World to see the full range of customizable solutions, as well as discuss design issues and solutions with industry experts.  Unable to attend? Stop by our office and showroom to see our products and speak with a data center professional.

Fine out more about Data Centre World.
Kim Ream, Marketing Project Manager

China Embraces Commitment to Reduce Emissions

3/10/2016 8:40:04 AM

Shanghai Skyline

China has taken major steps to reduce carbon emissions, and the country took a significant step in December 2015, when it signed the Paris Climate Agreement to:

  • Lower carbon dioxide intensity by 60 to 65 percent from 2005 levels by 2030.
  • Increase the share of non-fossil fuels in primary energy consumption to about 20 percent
  • Increase forest stock volume by about 4.5 billion cubic meters from 2005 levels

This was the first official commitment by the country to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and pollution. Also last year, energy consumption was reduced by 5.6 percent in relation to the previous year, the biggest drop in a decade, according to the National Bureau of Statistics in China (NSB).

Additionally, according to Data Center Knowledge, the technology market in Asia is growing faster than anywhere else with most of the growth occurring in China. It will be a challenge to sustain growth while reducing power consumption and carbon emissions.

How to Save Money and Cut Pollution from Data Centers 

As equipment densities continue to increase, critical attention to airflow management has become a vital practice for optimizing energy efficiency and maintaining enterprise uptime. In response to this, Chatsworth Products (CPI) has developed its Passive Cooling® Solutions - the most cost- and cooling-effective thermal management breakthrough on the market today. 

By offering innovative airflow management techniques, CPI Passive Cooling Solutions allow you to maximize your cooling efficiencies without the need for additional CRAC units, in-row air conditioners or liquid cooling solutions. 

From small applications with heat loads of 2 kW per cabinet to large data center applications with heat densities beyond 30 kW, CPI Passive Cooling Solutions provide advanced thermal management with zero points of failure, thus providing no impediments to Tier IV availability.

CPI Passive Cooling Benefits:

  • Lowers construction costs relative to active cooling solutions
  • Reduces data center cooling costs up to 90%
  • Saves up to 40% on total data center energy costs
  • Allows for higher Delta T's between the data center cooling air and exhaust air
  • Allows for Tier IV operation because there are no potential points of failure requiring redundant systems
  • Permits chilled water temperatures to be increased, providing access to more hours of economization and greater chiller efficiency

For more information on how you can help your data center achieve energy efficiency, go here.

 Raissa Carey, eContent Specialist

Chatsworth Products Supports Advances in Green Building in China

12/22/2015 3:13:13 PM

Shanghai Tobacco Case StudyThe green building industry in China is booming, and as big consumers of energy, data centers and telecommunications rooms in that country can certainly benefit from this trend.

Green space in China has grown 154 times since 2008, according to a research report from global real estate services company CBRE. From the first seven months of this year alone, China had more than 2500 overall projects with the country’s Green Building Evaluation Standard Certification. 

As of April 2015, projects certified with the praised Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) certification totaled 627. To receive LEED certification, building projects must satisfy stringent guidelines, as well as save money and resources, all while promoting renewable, clean energy.

With proper implementation, green building solutions reduce energy consumption and carbon dioxide emissions, helping, in turn, counteract the increase in IT equipment load, according to Chatsworth Products’ (CPI) Technical Support Specialist Michael Zhang.

The problem, he notes, is finding the right solutions and having the expertise needed to achieve such high standards of efficiency.

“There are so many solutions in the market for data centers that people are getting lost,” Zhang adds. 

Efficient Solutions by CPI
As a global provider of airflow management and Passive Cooling® Solutions, CPI has impressive track-record of helping data center and telecommunications rooms achieve energy efficiency. 

Our offerings in China include:

  • Cold Aisle Containment (CAC) 
  • Hot Aisle Containment (HAC) 
  • Vertical Exhaust Ducts
  • Open Rack Systems
  • Cable Management 

Take a look at this case study, highlighting how CPI helped Shanghai Tobacco to build its new disaster recovery data center. We worked with the company to create a data center that balanced green initiatives with the assurance of zero points of failure. 

Combining a CPI Passive Cooling® Solution with the room dimensions and potential power needs, Zhang used Computational Fluid Dynamic (CFD) modeling to illustrate a solution that was optimized for airflow and energy savings.

Shanghai Tobacco’s final solution was a 360-sq-m room that deployed CPI Passive Cooling through a CAC/HAC aisle layout of 78 F-Series TeraFrame® Cabinets, each fitted with a Vertical Exhaust Duct. By using this solution, the data center was  able to drastically reduce energy usage for cooling equipment and support higher densities.

For more information on our Energy Efficiency expertise, click here. To get details on this case study, click here.

By CJ Castillo, Technology Writer

CPI European Office Welcomes New Product Manager

8/11/2015 9:07:40 AM

Luca RozzoniChatsworth Products (CPI) recently welcomed Luca Rozzoni as its Senior Product Manager for the European region. In this role, Rozzoni is responsible for identifying and developing products and solutions that will enable CPI to further meet the needs of its customers in Europe.

Originally from Italy, Rozzoni moved to the United Kingdom 16 years ago to begin his career in the telecommunications industry. Prior to CPI, Rozzoni worked for companies, where he was responsible for developing new partnership and sales opportunities for Passive Optical LAN technology. He also held the role of Business Development/Product Manager, where he was responsible for developing cabinet and rack portfolios, with a particular emphasis on fiber solutions.

Rozzoni studied Electronic and Electro-technic Engineering at the Istituto Tecnico Paleocapa and also received a Business Degree in Strategy Development & Implementation from Thames Valley University. He is also a BICSI Registered Communications Distribution Designer (RCDD).

Rozzoni states, “It is better to become a person of value, rather than a person of success. With that in mind, opportunities don’t just happen to us…we create them.”

CPI is looking forward to creating many opportunities and expanding its European footprint as it welcomes Luca Rozzoni to the team.

For more information about CPI’s European location, visit the website.

Shannon Erdley, Public Relations Specialist

CPI Plans Data Center for Luxury Regents Emirates Pearl Hotel

7/10/2015 2:06:42 PM

CPI Case Study - CologixCase-Study-Emirates-Hotel.jpgThe Regents Emirates Pearl Hotel in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, is anticipated to be one of the most lavish hotels in the world. With help from Chatsworth Products (CPI), this deluxe space has a world class data center ready to accommodate its technological needs for years to come.

Regents Emirates Pearl Hotel wanted a green, energy efficient data center to coincide with the architectural design and sophistication. 

“The aim was to provide and design a solution that could bring energy efficiency and at the same time, protect our investment for 10-15 years. Therefore, future scalability was also important to us.”  

-Nabeel Siddiqi, Project Manager for Atlas Telecom

GF-Series GlobalFrame Gen 2 CabinetWith this goal in mind, CPI Passive Cooling® Solutions were chosen to allow cooling efficiencies in the data center to be maximized without the need for additional CRAC units, in-row air conditioners or liquid cooling solutions. This “free cooling” is achieved by properly isolating, redirecting and recycling hot exhaust air from cold supply air.

CPI’s Passive Cooling Solution was comprised of a Cold Aisle Containment (CAC) Solution, complete with doors and floor ceiling kits, GF-Series GlobalFrame® Cabinets, Monitored Vertical Power Distribution Units and accessories.

To read more about Regents Emirates Pearl Hotel and CPI solutions, visit the case study web page.

Shannon Erdley, Public Relations Specialist

CPI Cabinets, Accessories Now Manufactured in Germany

7/9/2015 1:25:41 PM

Germany Manufacturing CapabilitiesTo better serve the increasing demands of local and global customers based in Europe, Chatsworth Products (CPI) has increased its European production capabilities by setting up a manufacturing location in Ellwangen, Germany.

CPI will now manufacture the TeraFrame® and GlobalFrame® family of cabinets, as well as accessories, which will complement the existing European-based production facility for Racks, Cable Management and Cable Runway product lines.

Showroom Offers Customers Access to Solutions

Don’t miss out on visiting the product showroom within the Ellwangen facility, which is open to customers and channel partners in the region. The demo room will feature CPI’s Cold Aisle Containment (CAC) Solution with GlobalFrame Gen 2 Cabinets, N-Series Network Cabinets, Two- and Four-Post Racks, Cable Runway and Power Distribution Units. 

“We are delighted that CPI customers in Europe can now enjoy improved lead times and product availability with the same high level of quality and innovation that CPI is recognized for around the world,” commented Julian Riley, CPI’s Area Sales Director for Europe. 

In addition to the European-made products, customers will continue to have access to other CPI solutions, including eConnect® Power Distribution Units (PDUs), Build To Spec (BTS) Hot Aisle Containment (HAC) Solution and Remote Infrastructure Monitoring (RIM) System. 

For more information, contact a local CPI Sales Representative, or download the European IT Infrastructure Solutions Brochure.

Raissa Carey, eContent Specialist

Chatsworth Products to Display Top Solutions at Premier European Data Center Event

2/11/2015 9:09:37 AM

DataCenterDynamics at CeBIT

Don't miss the unique opportunity to network with top senior IT professionals and learn about today’s most advanced network infrastructure solutions during the inaugural DatacenterDynamics Converged at CeBIT event, March 16-20, at the Deutsche Messe in Hannover, Germany.

Chatsworth Products (CPI) will be displaying a comprehensive data center solution comprised of cabinets with smart airflow management, open racks, cable managers and power distribution units (PDUs). Learn about:

  • The new N-Series TeraFrame® Gen 3 Network Cabinet, which supports and protects switches, regardless of size, model or airflow requirements. 
  • The GF-Series GlobalFrame® Gen 2 Cabinet System, which features new size and finish options, enhanced panels and doors and smarter airflow management. 
  • Two-Post Rack, featuring a small footprint, this open rack provides unrestricted airflow for maximum ventilation and easy access to cables for moves, adds and changes.
  • Evolution® Cable Management, an effective solution for managing high-density cabling applications on CPI Rack Systems.
  • eConnect® PDUs, designed to withstand the heat loads of any hot aisle environment, they can establish basic connections to equipment, provide remote access with monitoring and switching capabilities, and include high-density models.

Visit CPI on Stand C32/4, Hall 12 in the Infrastructure Partner Pavilion to see the full range of innovative data center products and solutions. 

For more information about the event, visit the event website.

Raissa Carey, eContent Specialist

UK-Based Aviation Company's Communications Room Redesign Results in Savings

1/6/2015 7:27:54 AM

Menzies Aviation Case Study - MENZIES_STAFF_RGB72.jpgMenzies Aviation, a leading global provider of passenger, ramp and cargo services in the United Kingdom, stored all of its important and confidential information in a communications room that needed reconstruction to optimize airflow and improve cooling inefficiencies. 

The main challenge in Menzies Aviation’s communications room was the low plenum ceilings. In some instances, structural beams passed a mere 300 mm above the tops of cabinets. The beams supported trusses, so there was sufficient space for airflow above the finished ceiling plenum, but the space between the tops of the cabinets and the finished ceiling was limited.

This affected Menzies Aviation’s ability to regulate air efficiently, so they needed to deploy an effective cabinet and duct solution to maintain a standard volume but fit in the restricted overhead space.

Menzies Aviation partnered with Impact Data Solutions (IDS), a designer and installer of IT equipment, to help remodel the communications room. After assessing the needs of the communications room, IDS professionals recommended using passive cooling technology, making Chatsworth Products (CPI), the pioneers of Passive Cooling® Solutions, the best choice for the project.

Menzies Aviation Case Study - MENZIES_VED_RGB72.jpgProducts Used
To accommodate the limitations of the building’s design and the low plenum ceiling in the communications room, CPI designed custom GF-Series GlobalFrame® Cabinets with Vertical Exhaust Ducts, split rear doors, solid side panels and vented front doors.

With this solution, Menzies Aviation was able to maximize its cooling efficiencies without the need for additional CRAC units, in-row air conditioners or liquid cooling solutions.

Now Menzies Aviation’s server room is running on free air cooling, and they are looking to achieve better efficiencies, while increasing their infrastructure footprint with ease. 

"Working closely with the CPI team enabled us to fine tune a small delivery window, which was essential in the success of this project."
- Robbie Williams, CEO Director of IDS 

Visit CPI's Case Study library for the complete story and additional photos, or take a look at other installations.

Kim Ream, Marketing Project Manager

International News: CPI to Host Interactive Workshop at DatacenterDynamics Mexico

9/22/2014 12:46:56 PM

CPI Aisle Containment SolutionsChatsworth Products (CPI) will host, for the first time, an interactive workshop at one of the world’s largest data center events, DatacenterDynamics Mexico, Oct 1-2, in Mexico City.

Join Victor Bañuelos, CPI’s Technical Manager for Latin America, Accredited Tier Designer by Uptime Institute and Certified Data Center Design Professional, to get a hands-on approach to “Building a High-Density Computer Room.” Bañuelos is one of the most respected and knowledgeable industry experts in Latin America.

The workshop will be a “live” exercise using computer fluid dynamics software to help attendees visually understand the effect of the data center architecture on availability and efficiency. Airflow isolation and Passive Cooling® techniques will also be demonstrated.

If you’re able to make it to the event, you won’t be disappointed. 

For more information about DatacenterDynamics Mexico, go here. For more information on CPI Passive Cooling Solutions, go here.

Raissa Carey, eContent Specialist

Company News: CPI Employees in the U.K. to Run in the Mud for Charity

4/10/2014 1:12:43 PM

The EMEA Office is MovingMeet Duke Robertson, Lisa Eyres, Begoña Frutos and Ian Cathcart.

On April 26, these four “Data Center Super Heroes” will participate in a Tough Mudder course to support Help for Heroes.

Help for Heroes is a charity that assists those who have been wounded, injured or sick, and helps them to recover and return to the armed forces or transition to civilian life. 

The event is a 12- mile course features 20 obstacles within the course filled with hills, valleys and fields from the the Culden Faw Estate. One of the obstacles, for example, is the “Hold your Wood,” where the team has to carry a heavy wood log through a section of the course.

Let’s support our Data Center Super Heroes team by cheering them on! If you want to meet them in person, be sure to visit CPI's new office in the U.K. 

Raissa Carey, eContent Specialist

Events Around the Globe: Look for CPI’s Latest Solutions for Today’s Data Center

2/11/2014 2:30:08 PM

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Chatsworth Products (CPI) will participate in several international events in the next few months. As a trusted provider of products and services that optimize, store and secure technology equipment, CPI’s global presence in key industry events is one of our top priorities.

From effective containment solutions, such as our highly flexible Build To Spec (BTS) Kit Hot Aisle Containment (HAC) Solution or the newly designed N-Series TeraFrame® Gen 3 Network Cabinet, to the new high-density eConnect® power distribution units (PDUs), we strive toward excellence by showcasing the latest solutions for the modern data center.

Here’s a list of a few key international events where you can find more information about CPI’s products and services:

Raissa Carey, eContent Specialist

Chinese New Year: CPI Welcomes the Year of the Horse

2/3/2014 2:55:34 PM


Chinese New Year 2014

As Chinese communities around the world celebrate the annual Spring Festival, or the Chinese New Year, Chatsworth Products (CPI) also has much to celebrate.

This February marks two years since we opened a new office in Shanghai. Our new facility in the APAC region offers our customers in the region a complete CPI experience with a showroom, training center, conference rooms and more. Our team in China has had many successes, including helping Shanghai Tobacco's data center become a model for sustainability.

This facility embodies what CPI does best: to provide high-quality products and services to delight our customers. And while our staff members in China break to celebrate the new Year of the Horse, here are some facts about this millennial event:

  1. People born in the the Year of the Horse are believed to be active and independent like a horse. Successful businesses should act like the horse: Persevere in the face of any obstacles.
  2. CPI was founded in July of 1991, the year of the Sheep. 
  3. The Spring Festival lasts 15 days. On the first day, people set off fireworks and firecrackers to scare evil spirits away and welcome good fortunes.
  4. A new haircut on the New Year is believed to stop evil spirits from recognizing the person and following them into the new year.
  5. The second day of the New Year is the birth of all dogs, so people honor them with special treats. 
  6. Most of the decorations and garments are red, which symbolizes fire and is believed to keep away evil spirits. 
  7. If you were born in the year of the Horse, your best partners are those who were born in the years of the Tiger, Goat or Dog. Rabbits and Pigs are best matches for those born in the year of the Sheep.

From all of us at CPI, “Kung Hei Fat Choi!” (May you have good fortune!)

Raissa Carey, eContent Specialist

Virtual Event: See CPI’s Latest Solutions at the Data Centre Infrastructure Summit 2013

11/11/2013 2:30:40 PM


If you’re looking to improve efficiency and reduce your data center costs, then you should attend Anixter’s Data Centre Infrastructure Summit on 13 Nov. from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. GMT. 

Learn about the latest trends, technologies, and best practices for data centers, and see what the market’s best, most secure and efficient solutions are. Chatsworth Products (CPI) will be showcasing its pioneering Aisle Containment Solutions and the new eConnect™ line of PDUs, as well as useful videos and product resources.

Interact with CPI’s experts, who will be available on live chat to answer questions and help you reach your goals.

Registration is free, and you can attend from the comfort of your chair. 

Raissa Carey, eContent Specialist

CPI to Showcase eConnect PDUs at DatacenterDynamics Converged Toronto

11/8/2013 8:00:00 AM

ECONNECT-PDU-MAIN-RGB72.jpgChatsworth Products (CPI) will highlight the power of its eConnect™ PDU line at the DatacenterDynamics Converged Toronto, to be held at the Allstream Centre on Nov. 13. 

CPI's eConnect PDUs are a new generation of intelligent power distribution products that connect you to your evolving enterprise data center. Designed to withstand the heat loads of any hot aisle environment and available in more than 160 standard configurations, eConnect PDUs are UL Listed in the United States and Canada, and CE marked for use in the European Union.

“We carefully engineered eConnect PDUs so that they have the highest ambient temperature in the market (65C/149F) and are easily integrated into any industry DCIM or software, in addition to featuring a low-profile design and top-notch reliability,” says Anderson Hungria, CPI’s senior product manager for Power and Electronics. 

Other benefits of CPI’s eConnect PDUs include:

  • One of the market’s shortest lead times
  • Capacity from 1.4kW to 23kW per PDU
  • IP Consolidation up to 20 PDUs

For more information about CPI’s eConnect PDUs, visit the product web page here.

DatacenterDynamics Converged Toronto will focus on virtualization, cloud infrastructure architectures, DCIM, IT automation and capacity planning, among other key topics. 

Raissa Carey, eContent Specialist

International News: CPI’s Solutions to be Highlighted at Cisco Live 2013, DCD Converged Mexico

10/22/2013 8:00:00 AM



Some of the brightest minds in IT will gather in Cancun, Mexico, for Cisco Live 2013, to be held Nov. 5-7 at the Moon Palace Golf & Spa Resort Cancun.

Chatsworth Products (CPI) will highlight its innovative Passive Cooling Solutions -- the most cost-effective and cooling-effective thermal management solution on the market. The ability to isolate, redirect and recycle hot exhaust air has revolutionized the idea of “free cooling” within the data center.

Victor Bañuelos, CPI’s Technical Manager for Latin America, will give a presentation and answer questions about Passive Cooling at the Cisco Campus Theater on Wednesday, Nov. 6 at 1:00 p.m. 

CPI will showcase a Hot Aisle Containment (HAC) solution, which includes six F-Series and N-Series TeraFrame® and GF-Series GlobalFrame®, as well as all the accessories. Cisco’s on-site Network Operations Center (NOC) will be contained inside the HAC.

eConnect Monitored PDUThroughout the event, attendees will also be able to view CPI’s eConnect PDUs and MegaFrame® Cabinets being used to house some of Cisco’s equipment. Made of anodized extruded aluminum, MegaFrame® Cabinets are perfect for high-profile applications and major installations. 

CPI and Corning Cable Systems will be at Booth S6 displaying an N-Series TeraFrame with Corning’s fiber optic cables and systems installed.

DatacenterDynamics Converged Mexico 

As one of the most popular colocation destinations, there is growing need for reducing infrastructure, energy and operation costs in data centers in Latin America. The importance of human factor in data centers and the challenges of the market in the region will be discussed this week during the Datacenter Dynamics Converged, to occur Oct. 23-24 in Mexico City.

CPI will be at booth 37 demonstrating its GF-Series GlobalFrame® Gen 2 Cabinet and accessories. In addition, Bañuelos will present, “Enfriamiento Pasivo o Líquido” (Passive Cooling or Liquid) on Thursday, Oct. 24 at 12:50 p.m.

CPI participates in a variety of industry trade shows, informational seminars and other special events throughout the year. These global happenings are a great way to meet the folks at CPI and see our products first-hand. To find out what is happening in your area, contact your local CPI Sales Manager.

Raissa Carey, eContent Specialist

International News: CPI to Participate in 2 DatacenterDynamics Converged Events in Asia

10/11/2013 12:14:46 PM

 F-Series TeraFrame Gen 3 CabinetsLast year, IT investment growth in Southeast Asia was higher than in any other region, according to a DCD Intelligence APAC report. The APAC region will be the central stage of two DatacenterDynamics Converged events, to be held on Oct. 24 in Singapore and on Dec. 12 in Beijing.

Individuals, businesses and government agencies interested in cutting-edge data center products and solutions will have the opportunity to interact with Chatsworth Products’ (CPI) F-Series TeraFrame® Gen 3 Cabinet System. The third generation TeraFrame features an enhanced frame design, new sizes and panels, easier rail adjustment and smarter airflow management. TeraFrame will be featured in Glacier White, CPI's new standard color.

Additionally, a line-up of international speakers, expert panels and best-practice case studies will provide industry leaders with valuable insight into the data center industry in the region.

Another highlight of the event in Singapore will be Starline Track Busway's booth, where attendees will be able to see CPI's 7' Two-Post Standard Rack being used to mount the company's busbar project.

CPI is always ready to help you in your data center projects, wherever they may be. Don’t hesitate in contacting our regional technical experts, who can assist you in selecting the right CPI products to meet your needs.

Raissa Carey, eContent Specialist

10 Facts About Being 100% Employee-Owned

10/9/2013 2:06:29 PM

October is Employee Ownership Month and Chatsworth Products Inc. (CPI) is proud to have retained a successful Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) structure throughout the years. This unique culture is both inspiring and rewarding. As company owners, our core values are based on shared risks, responsibility, and accountability. Our pride of ownership and the mutual trust and and respect we feel for one another is reflected in the company's motto: "We're All in This Together."

Here are 10 Facts about ESOPs and CPI:

10. Employees only receive their first stock allocation after they have been employed for a complete plan year AND worked at least 1,000 hours in that plan year.

9. Distributions of shares occur after employees have terminated from the company as a fully vested employee in accordance with the Distribution Policy.

8. CPI has three manufacturing plants in the United States located in Chatsworth, Calif., New Bern, N.C., and Georgetown, Texas; and office locations in Canada, Latin America, EMEA and APAC regions. Go here to contact a representative in your area.

7. ESOPs are regulated by the Department of Labor and the Internal Revenue Service.

6. There are more almost 11,000 ESOP companies in the United States today, covering 10.3 million employees.

5. CPI sustains a long-term 100% employee-owned structure by being a profitable, flexible and efficient business.

4. The ESOP concept was created by Louis Kelso, an economist, corporate lawyer, author and banker.

3. CPI is in the select 30% to 40% of all ESOPs that are 100% employee-owned.

2. The ESOP concept was developed in 1956.

1. CPI’s Core Purpose is “To Delight the Customer.”

Here's a quick video of this great company!

Have you ever been an ESOP participant? If so, then share your experience with us in the comment box below.

Raissa Carey, eContent Specialist

Groundbreaking Temperature Monitoring Tool Targets Carbon Footprint Reduction in Data Centers

9/23/2013 9:47:59 AM

Cambridge-based start-up Alquist was recently awarded 1 million pounds (about $1.6 million) from the U.K.’s Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC) to test its prized Celsius temperature monitoring system tool on the data centers of two giant firms. 

Using laser technology and fiber optics, the Celsius Tool creates high-definition maps of server racks and power transmission equipment, offering thousands of real-time sensing points. The readings should then help data center operators improve airflow and air conditioning settings in the room. 

The DECC funding will help in fine-tuning the Celsius Tool and provide hard evidence of actual savings. According to Alquist, mid-size data centers can target 10-30% reduction in electricity bills and can reduce carbon emissions by up to 2,000 tons annually. 

But while the Celsius tool is a revolutionary device that should help the IT industry tremendously, carbon footprint reduction is only achieved tackling the problem in many fronts, including proper aisle containment and thermal management. 

Telecity Group

Case in point: London-based data center colocation provider Telecity Group plc, which has been able to realize a 20% reduction on power and cooling costs using Chatsworth Products’ Passive Cooling® Solutions. These solutions are designed to reduce operational costs by isolating hot exhaust air from cool supply air, maximizing cooling unit efficiencies.  

With expected savings of up to 90% on energy costs and up to 40% on data center cooling costs, it’s no surprise aisle containment is becoming the new standard solution for data centers. 

To get further insight on how to use containment to rescue lost power and cooling, be sure to read the latest white paper from CPI’s Global Technology Manager and thermal management guru, Ian Seaton, titled “Extend the Life of Your Data Center.”

Raissa Carey, eContent Specialist

The Holistic Data Center: Chatsworth Products Delivers Valuable Tips to Professionals in Peru

8/30/2013 6:26:22 AM

Chatsworth Products (CPI) recently co-hosted a two-day seminar with its global distributor, Anixter, and provider of end-to-end fiber optic and copper products, Corning Cable Systems, to present the latest and most cost-effective market solutions to data center professionals in Peru. 

Víctor Victor Bañuelos presentationBañuelos, CPI’s Technical Manager for Latin America, presented “Data Centers with High Availability and Efficiency.” Among other important topics, Bañuelos discussed the real costs of poor data center project management; benefits of having a holistic data center design; how to balance the relationship between hardware, software and the rack; and how to carry out the successful implementation of power and cooling.

Attendees were especially interested in CPI’s Passive Cooling® Solutions and how they can truly take old data centers into the future. Proper thermal management has become a vital step toward energy efficiency and cost savings in the data center, and CPI’s Passive Cooling® Solutions provide superior equipment cooling performance while greatly reducing data center cooling energy costs.

“I like to joke that there is a common belief among data center managers in Latin America that they are doing great job, until they learn about CPI’s Passive Cooling Solutions,” Bañuelos says. 

Seminar participants were especially amazed at how a holistic data center design helps companies save millions in energy costs, thus impacting their ROI in a very positive way. With CPI’s racks and cabinets, energy savings in air conditioning can reach 95%, while total data center infrastructure savings could be up to 50%. 

With the expertise of CPI and the help of its local distributor, Anixter, data center professionals in Peru were able to get a better understanding of how to improve their data centers successfully and, in turn, realize millions in savings.

To learn more about CPI’s Passive Cooling® Solutions and how they can add more computing power and years of extended life out of your data center cooling capacity, go here.  

Raissa Carey, eContent Specialist