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.
6/12/2012 9:29:16 AM
With CPI’s Data Center Power and Cooling Efficiency Seminar: 2012 set to resume later this week in Minneapolis, Minnesota, now’s a good time to update you on all the latest BICSI-approved Continuing Education Credit (CEC) courses available from Chatsworth Products.
Our most recent additions to the BICSI-approved CEC courses that CPI offers are:
- The Art and Science of the Efficient Data Center (Series D and E) – 7 CECs
- Data Center Redundancy and Single Points of Failure – 1 CEC
- Data Center Power Distribution Efficiency – 1 CEC
- Grounding and Bonding Fundamentals – 1 CEC
The courses above now bring CPI’s total BICSI-approved course tally to nine. Be sure to visit our Training page for the complete list of BICSI approved courses.
As a BICSI Prestige Corporate Member with plenty of our own RCDDs on staff, CPI prides itself on being able to offer these courses to BICSI professionals year round. That includes individuals with the popular RCDD designation, as well as the growing network of DCDDs, NTS and OSPs just to name a few.
Be sure to stay connected with CPI’s Events Calendar for the next opportunity to earn credits in a city near you.
5/2/2012 8:34:17 AM
After great turnout and positive feedback in St. Louis and Houston just a few weeks back, the Chatsworth Products, Inc. (CPI) Data Center Power and Cooling Efficiency Seminar: 2012 is rolling north to visit three Canadian cities in the span of a week, including:
- Toronto – June 5
- Ottawa – June 7
- Calgary – June 12
These free seminar events offer professional accreditation with BICSI Continuing Education Credits (CECs) and American Institute of Architects (AIA) Learning Units (LUs). Toronto and Ottawa include five BICSI CECs and two AIA LUs. Calgary offers six BICSI CECs and one AIA LU.
Each stop will feature a mix of presentations and discussions on everything from the economics of airflow management, the benefits of overhead power distribution and cabling high port-count switches in the data center, with a contingent of experts led by CPI and featuring some of the most well-respected names in the industry, including:
- Corning Cable Systems
- Universal Electric – Starline
- Interstitial Systems
- Cool IT Systems
To get complete details on presentations, location info and registration, visit our Canada Data Center Power and Cooling Efficiency Seminar: 2012 webpage today.
You can also check out a pair of photo albums from this week’s 2012 BICSI Canadian Conference and Exhibition in Niagara Falls, Ontario. In the exhibit hall, we displayed CPI’s new Cold Aisle Containment at our CPI booth, while Monday night, April 30, we co-hosted a special evening of entertainment with Anixter and Corning Cable Systems entitled the “EDGE® of an Evolution® World Tour Party” that featured CPI's own band, Bent Metal.