4/28/2016 7:58:38 AM
Chatsworth Products (CPI) conducts a variety of in-person training courses that are recognized for BICSI Continuing Education Credits (CECs) to help BICSI credential holders in the data center industry expand their knowledge base, and keep their credentials up to date. Courses take place year-round in various locations throughout the world.
CPI's expert training services are mobile, meaning we can bring the training straight to you for personalized, educational sessions on-site. Shown in the picture is a recent on-site training performed in Chicago.
These courses are presented by CPI’s highly-trained and experienced professionals. Many of our employees hold various industry certifications and participate on advisory boards and technical committees. In order to receive CECs, attendees must take classes in person.
BICSI-approved courses include:
- Benefits for Data Center Advanced Airflow Management – 1 credit
- Implications of ASHRAE Guidelines on Data Center Design – 2 credits
- Operational Benefits of Data Center Airflow Containment – 1 credit
- Optimum Data Center Temperature – 3 credits
- The Foundation: Cabinet and Containment Airflow Management – 1 credit
- Updated Economics of Airflow Management (Advanced) – 2 credits
- Ramifications of ASHRAE Guidelines on Data Center Design – 1 credit
CPI boasts state-of-the-art training facilities at its offices around the world. Our Research, Development & Training (RD&T) center in Georgetown, Texas, offers a fully equipped training center for effectively training CPI employees, partners and customers. Up to 125 guests can enjoy a complete audio visual experience.
In Mexico City, we provide trainings at our Centro de Diseno y Alta Tecnologia (CDAT), where you can get hands-on interaction with our latest products. In-person trainings are also conducted at our Canada, U.K. and Shanghai offices.
For full course descriptions, visit the CPI Training Page. For more information about CPI's training services and calendar, or to schedule training in your area, simply contact your local CPI Sales Manager or Pam Bunn, CPI’s Training Manager.
11/11/2015 8:29:04 AM
Chatsworth Products (CPI) and Corning invite you to join a live, one-hour training session titled "Early Containment Planning in the Data Center" on Tuesday, Dec. 15, at 1 pm Central.
Sam Rodriguez, CPI's Sr. Product Manager for Cabinet and Thermal Solutions, will discuss containment planning in the data center. He’ll provide a basic review of containment strategies, pros and cons of each containment type, important factors to consider when planning, and the long term impact of taking a best practice approach when making product selection.
- Overview of strategies
- Challenges and best practices
- Planning considerations
- Impact of containment
This webinar is worth 1 BICSI CEC.
Register now for this webinar.
10/13/2015 8:00:00 AM
Join Chatsworth Products (CPI), on behalf of our distributor partner, Graybar for the 2015 Seattle Technology Trade Show, Wednesday, Oct. 28, at the DoubleTree Hotel- Seattle Airport.
CPI’s Global Technology Consultant, Ian Seaton will be presenting, “Using ASHRAE Environmental Guidelines to Determine Ideal Operating Temperature and Lowest TCO.” Seaton will review the latest ASHRAE environmental guidelines for data centers and compare best practices in facilities with and without economizers. He’ll also cover characteristics and associated costs of different economizers in various conditions, server acquisition and lifecycle, forecasting the IT load and how all of it affects your TCO. Be sure to attend this seminar from 11:00 a.m. – 12:50 p.m., and earn two BICSI Continuing Education Credits (CECs).
In addition to the training seminars, there will be manufacturer product exhibits, a complimentary breakfast, buffet lunch and hors d’oeuvres and beverages in the evening.
The training seminars begin at 8:00 a.m. and run until 12:30 p.m., and the manufacturer exhibits will be open from 11:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. This event is in support of Graybar Cares Program, which is sponsoring Northwest Harvest. Please join us in our efforts to help families in need!
Click here to pre-register for the event, or contact your local CPI or Graybar Sales Representative.
10/2/2015 1:33:36 PM
Join Chatsworth Products (CPI) for an informative session on
how to enhance thermal management and maximize data center performance during
the BICSI Mainland Europe Conference & Exhibition on Tuesday, Oct. 20 2015,
at the NH Amsterdam Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky in The Netherlands.
Luca Rozzoni, CPI Senior Product Manager for Europe, will
present, “Resourceful Thermal Management Strategies for Data Centers.” Rozzoni
will 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. The presentation will take place at 4:10 pm.
To register to attend the BICSI event, click here.
10/1/2015 6:44:33 AM
If you missed the “Managing Change in Data Center Cabling
and Systems,” webcast hosted by Cabling Installation & Maintenance (CI&M)
last month, no worries, you can now view it at your convenience.
The webcast examines technologies and product characteristics
that enable data centers to remain both dependable and flexible. It consists of
three separate presentations titled:
- Making Your Facility
- Cabling Performance
Options for Multi-Generation Network Speeds
- Design, Build and Test
MPO-based Fiber Links for Higher Data Rate Applications
Sam Rodriguez, CPI’s Senior Product Manager of Cabinet &
Thermal Solutions, presented, “Making Your
Facility Seismic-Ready.” This presentation focused
specifically on equipment cabinets and how data center managers can prepare
them for a seismic event. It also discussed
cabinets that are built to be seismic-ready, as well as hardware that can be
used to enhance existing cabinets’ seismic-preparedness. (Read his article in ICT Today magazine.)
Take advantage of this free one-hour opportunity to expand
your knowledge, and earn one BICSI credit.
8/24/2015 11:47:34 AM
Chatsworth Products (CPI) will join Cabling Installation & Maintenance (CI&M) to present, “Managing Change
in Data Center Cabling and Systems,” webcast on Sept. 17 at 1:00 pm EST.
Sam Rodriguez, CPI’s Senior Product Manager of
Cabinet & Thermal Solutions, will present, “Making Your Facility Seismic-Ready.”
This presentation will focus specifically on equipment cabinets and how data
center managers can prepare them for a seismic event. It also discusses
cabinets that are built to be seismic-ready, as well as hardware that can be
used to enhance existing cabinets’ seismic-preparedness. (Read his article in ICT Today magazine.)
A seismic event is one change a data center
administrator never wants to have to manage but for many, the possibility is an
everyday reality. Data centers located outside of geographies typically
associated with seismic activity are also well-served to keep their equipment
seismic-ready (Read our most recent seismic blog
Additional webcast presentations include “Managing Cabling System Changes in the Data Center” and “Cabling
Performance Options for Multi-Generation Network Speeds.”
3/2/2015 10:43:29 AM
Chatsworth Products (CPI) is participating in the 2015 BICSI CALA Mexico Conference and Exhibition, March 18-19 at Hotel Marriott Reforma, in Mexico City.
Local IT and communications (ITC) professionals will gather at one of the industry’s top events to learn about the latest data center technologies and trends in the region.
CPI’s Victor Bañuelos, Technical Manager, CDCDP™, Uptime Institute Accredited Tier Designer, will give an insightful presentation on the “Cooling Concepts for an Efficient Data Center Design.”
Additionally, CPI will be at Booth #12 displaying a highly customizable Aisle Containment Solution, the Build to Spec (BTS) Kit Hot Aisle Containment. The BTS Kit is ideal for retrofit applications over a mix of cabinets, including cabinets of varying heights, widths and depths.
Long-term savings in the data center depend largely on a holistic infrastructure design and cutting-edge thermal management products and solutions, such as the ones CPI provides.
If you need help designing or improving your data center or communication room in Latin America, but can’t attend the conference, please contact CPI’s office in Mexico City to speak with Bañuelos about a solution that will best fit your needs.
To register to the event, click here.
2/25/2015 10:51:27 AM
As a global top provider of IT infrastructure solutions, Chatsworth Products (CPI) participates in a variety of well-respected industry events and training activities.
We are proud to have highly trained employee owners sharing their data center expertise across the globe. Many of them hold various industry certifications, and participate on advisory boards and technical committees.
Here are four experts from each region:
|North America: Ashish Moondra, Senior Product Manager, Power, Electronics & Software
Ashish Moondra has more than 20 years of experience developing, managing and selling rack power distribution, uninterruptible power supply (UPS), energy storage and Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) solutions. Ashish has been an expert speaker at various data center forums.
He will be speaking on CPI’s new Remote Infrastructure Management (RIM) System solution at Data Center World Global Conference 2015, April 19-23, in Las Vegas.
|Latin America: Victor Banuelos, Technical Manager, CDCDP™, Uptime Institute Accredited Tier Designer
Victor Banuelos has years of experience in the IT community. Victor’s works on the continuous education on high-performance data center design through seminars and conferences, as well as pre-sales and technical support. He was recently was awarded with the Accredited Tier Designer status by Uptime Institute.
Victor will be at the 2015 BICSI CALA Mexico Conference and Exhibition, March 18-19, presenting “Cooling Concepts for an Efficient Data Center Design.”
|United Kingdom: Duke Roberston, Sr. Solutions Application Engineer
Duke Robertson has more than 20 years of experience in a broad range of disciplines. At CPI, Duke focuses on developing tailored solutions for customer-specific applications, utilizing CPI’s unique and extensive design and manufacturing capabilities. He also serves on CPI’s product development team.
|Asia Pacific: Michael Zhang, Technical Support Manager, Asia Pacific
Michael Zhang has more than 16 years of experience in the IT industry. Michael’s expertise is in the field of structured cabling, data center facility management and project management. He was also invited to the Data Center Standards Board of Committee of Shanghai.
To learn more about these and the other talented data center experts, go here. If you would like to engage one of our speakers, please contact us.
12/12/2014 1:29:07 PM
Join CPI and Anixter on Tuesday, December 16 for the opportunity to engage with leaders in data center thermal management during a free virtual event titled "Thermal Efficiency: Best Practices for a Healthy Data Center".
New facilities need to have flexible designs to support future growth over the next decade with minimal capital investment.
One of the best ways to reduce operational expenses is to design a highly efficient data center cooling system. At this live webinar, you will learn about various cooling and containment technologies, modern design trends, as well as best practices that mitigate risk and save money by keeping a data center’s thermal management system healthy, including:
- Airflow design and management best practices
- Fine tuning the data center’s breathing through temperature and pressure adjustments
- Monitoring the airflow’s circulation throughout the facility by using environmental sensors and active control.
12:45 p.m. Virtual environment opens
1:00 p.m. Video presentation begins
1:30 p.m. Real-time panel discussion with industry experts (see list below), live Q&A from audience
2:00 p.m. Virtual trade show opens
Panelists include: Robert Sullivan, Ph.D. Independent Consultant, Thomas McKinney, Forsythe Data Centers and Jason dePreaux, IHS Technology
All attendees will earn (1) BICSI CEC credit.
12/4/2014 3:10:53 PM
Research suggests that most data centers use an average of four times the power for cooling than the IT load requires. With power requirements only going up; by some estimates, 30 to 50 percent of data centers will run out of power and cooling within the next year.
Learn how to make the most of the power already being supplied to your data center with solutions that optimize airflow, reduce operating costs and eliminate the need to purchase additional CRAC units.
Don’t miss this eye-opening webinar on power and cooling on Dec. 18 at 10:30 am Central Standard Time.
Chatsworth Products’ (CPI), Field Application Engineer, Tom Cabral, will delve into topics such as:
- Benefits of isolation
- Highlights of CA Title 24
- The case for containment
- Methods of containment…is one better than another?
- Hot Aisle vs. Cold Aisle
- A detailed study of containing an active data center
10/30/2014 9:16:47 AM
Chatsworth Products, (CPI) will participate in the Cabling Installation and Maintenance Webcast: "Achieving Effective Airflow Management in Challenging Networks," next Thursday, November 13 at 1pm Eastern.
A data center truly is an ecosystem of interrelated and interdependent technologies, the performance of each one affecting the others in some way. Professionals administering these data centers are tasked with the challenge of maintaining balance within this ecosystem. This webcast seminar, produced by Cabling Installation & Maintenance, addresses three elements of the data center ecosystem—fiber-optic infrastructure for the network’s computing functions, thermal management within such a computing environment, and the supply of power to network-computing devices throughout a facility.
Ian Seaton, CPI Global Technology Consultant, will be conducting a presentation on how to maintain efficient airflow, while also realizing the advantages of non-standard-breathing networking equipment.
6/25/2014 11:53:43 AM
Chatsworth Products’ (CPI) Technical Manager for Latin America, Victor Bañuelos, recently became an Uptime Institute Accredited Tier Designer. Only 366 elite design engineers from 54 countries have received such accreditation.
As a global data center authority, Uptime Institute created the Tier Classification System to provide data centers with a consistent method to compare typically unique, customized facilities based on expected site infrastructure performance, or uptime. (More information on this topic can be found here.)
With Uptime Institute’s Tier Designer Accreditation Bañuelos will be able to:
• Help CPI's customers save money by minimizing lost design due to misunderstood Tier criteria
• Optimize schedule by designing a data center project with the Tier objective in mind
• Properly apply the Tier concepts to deliver on-time, on-budget, and Tier Certified projects
Bañuelos has been a thought leader in the region, delivering keynote presentations at well-known industry events. He recently spoke at the 2014 BICSI CALA District Andino Conference and Exhibition in Colombia about the cost-savings benefits of Passive Cooling® in the data center.
In addition, Bañuelos provides training to data center professionals at CPI’s state-of-the-art office, training facility and demo space known as CPI's "Centro de Diseño y Alta Tecnología" (CDAT), located in the heart of Mexico City.
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.
10/23/2013 8:00:00 AM
Cabling-system stakeholders and IT managers will have a great opportunity to learn the best practices on enhancing their network and cabling system’s efficiencies in a free webcast to be held Thursday, Oct. 24, at 1 p.m. EDT.
Produced by Cabling Installation & Maintenance (CI&M) and co-presented by Chatsworth Products (CPI), Sumitomo Electric Lightwave and HellermannTyton, this exclusive webcast will outline best practices for thermal management and cooling strategies in data centers, how and why a fiber-optic cabling system creates efficiencies throughout its lifecycle and how field-assembled fiber-optic cables can help a network achieve sustainability goals.
CPI’s Global Technology Manager, Ian Seaton will discuss the benefits of hot and cold aisle containment and the role these two different strategies have the sustainability efforts for your data center.
Attendees will be approved for 1 BICSI ITS CEC.
Click here to register.
9/6/2013 11:14:38 AM
Chatsworth Products (CPI) will be in five major cities to present the 2013 Data Center Building Blocks for Efficiency and Reliability Seminar, a great opportunity for you to hear from experts in IT infrastructure. The best part is, you’ll earn four BICSI continuing education credits.
CPI will be joined by GE, Stulz and Starline to present the latest developments in precision cooling, airflow management, and power distribution and protection. It's a great opportunity be on the path toward deployment speed and reliability of pre-engineered modularity — without sacrificing flexibility.
Seminar topics include:
• The foundation: cabinet and containment airflow management
• The IT works solution
• Modularity in data centers
• How a reliable smart grid and high-efficiency UPS improves data center efficiency
• Optimizing the reliability and efficiency of POD cooling
• The benefits of overhead power distribution in mission-critical facilities
For a complete agenda or to register, click here. Dates and locations are subject to change.
Boston | Sept. 24, 2013
Washington, D.C. | Sept. 26, 2013
Atlanta | Oct. 10, 2013
Seattle | Nov. 5, 2013
San Francisco Area | Nov. 7, 2013
2/6/2013 10:01:57 AM
This April 28 – May 2, Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, Nevada plays host to the 2013 AFCOM Data Center World Conference and Expo. As the largest global event of its kind, Data Center World is the premier and leading educational conference for data center professionals, RCDDs, contractors and IT infrastructure providers alike.
If you are attending, be sure to stop by and visit Chatsworth Products (CPI) at booth 313. Additionally, CPI is proud to part of this year’s conference with a special presentation, “Architecture vs. Airflow: How Containment Strategies Stack Up to Facilities Challenges” delivered by CPI’s Global Technical Manager, Ian Seaton.
The presentation will be delivered Tuesday, April 30 at 9:30 am. Attend the session and get proven answers to the ongoing debate about which containment is the most efficient, and how they relate to the following variables: retrofits vs. existing, overhead obstacles, power and data cable distribution pathways, lighting, fire suppression, air supply delivery, room comfort, raised floors and high density applications.
Do you have questions you’d like to see answered during the presentation or in this blog? Use the comment feature below and let us know!
1/30/2013 8:40:47 AM
Chatsworth Products (CPI), in partnership with Graybar, will be presenting a 40-minute webinar on Thursday, February 21 at 10:30 a.m. CDT that focuses on the considerations for planning optimum data center cooling.
Discussion points include:
- The seven key performance benefits of data center airflow containment
- The relative merits of each of the three basic strategies for containment
- Suggestions for choosing a strategy appropriate to application situations
and business considerations
The presentation will conclude with a discussion of the new ASHRAE guidelines on how to select the optimum operating temperature for a data center.
Join Ian Seaton, CPI's Global Technology Manager to get all the details. It will be 40 minutes well spent! The first 50 attendees to register will receive a coffee e-gift card following the presentation. Space is limited, so register early.
12/4/2012 9:15:23 AM
CPI Global Technology Manager Ian Seaton and Field Application Engineer John Thompson will team up to during the 2013 BICSI Winter Conference and Exhibition for a presentation entitled: “Turn Up the Heat: How to Reduce Costs through Airflow Containment and New ASHRAE Guidelines.” Offering a pathway toward reduced cooling costs in data centers through airflow containment and the new ASHRAE recommendations for higher set points on cooling equipment, the presentation will be held Monday, Jan. 21, from 1:30-4:30pm. The official seminar description is as follows:
The only way to balance the rising tide of energy consumption by US data centers is to maximize cooling efficiency. This presentation describes specific methods for containing a data center’s airflow on the cable, cabinet and aisle level, and how those strategies lead to reduced operating costs. Of the numerous factors that help optimize these containment strategies, having higher set points on cooling equipment is one of the most important. This approach fits hand in hand with the expanded ASHRAE environmental guidelines for IT equipment, which state there are specific financial rewards connected to allowing higher temperatures in the data center. A brief overview of ASHRAE’s new “Thermal Guidelines for Data Processing Environments” will be followed by an in-depth explanation of the handbook’s new flow charts—an ideal tool for determining a personalized ROI based on higher set points and how they relate to specific applications.
The 2013 BICSI Winter Conference will be held in Tampa, Fla., Jan. 20-24. CPI will also be exhibiting at this conference in Booth # 701. For more information on attending this conference or for additional information about this seminar, visit www.bicsi.org.
9/5/2012 6:52:49 AM
Grab your books, tell a friend and pack a lunch (on second thought, the meal’s on us!) because school’s back in session.
After a well-deserved summer vacation, CPI’s Data Center Power and Cooling Efficiency Seminar: 2012 returns with four upcoming events:
- September 25 – Crowne Plaza Hotel – Philadelphia, PA
- September 27 – Marriott at Research Triangle Park – Durham, NC
- October 23 – DoubleTree by Hilton – San Jose, CA
- October 25 – DoubleTree by Hilton Golf Resort – San Diego, CA
Offering up to eight BICSI Continuing Education Credits (CECs) and six American Institute of Architects (AIA) Learning Units (LUs), these free seminars are perfect for end users, designers and authorized CPI partners looking to reduce cooling costs, manage airflow and deploy power for mission critical systems in the data center.
Experts from CPI, Stulz, Universal Electric – Starline, Shen Milsom Wilke and TileFlow are set to present, while the feedback already has been stellar:
- “very informative – outstanding presentations” – Don W., St. Louis
- “as a designer of IT equipment, this seminar was extremely helpful in gaining a better understanding of the data center environment” – Walter C., Houston
- “cutting-edge stuff!” – Jim G., Calgary
Register today to attend one of these complimentary events in your area.
8/27/2012 6:53:01 AM
In the current edition of BICSI News Magazine, in an article entitled, “Buying Through Distribution: A Value Proposition,” Accu-Tech’s Vice President of Emerging Technology, Bill Lorey, identifies a number of benefits that have resulted from successful partnerships between manufacturers in the information technology services sector and those distributors who help link customers to product.
While many of these benefits deal directly with the purchasing process (be sure to read our recap of those benefits here), Lorey also points out how educating customers through training and seminars creates cohesion in the marketplace.
Speaking of which, Accu-Tech’s own LEED Seminar Series is now set to take place at two upcoming locations:
- September 12 – Detroit, MI
- October 10 – Chattanooga, TN
At each event, which offer a number of BICSI and American Institute of Architects continuing education credits, Chatsworth Products will deliver a special presentation on Energy Consumption Reduction Techniques.
An excellent opportunity to better educate yourself on today’s most forward thinking data center practices and considerations for achieving LEED certification on your next project, Accu-Tech’s LEED Seminar Series is free to attend and ready for registration.