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.
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.
4/26/2012 6:37:08 AM
As a valued Chatsworth Products, Inc. (CPI) distributor partner, Communications Supply Corporation (CSC) offers a great mix of online resources and in-person events to better educate customers. An important task given today's ever-changing IT infrastructure technologies, these efforts go a long way towards helping customers make the right selections when it comes to products and solutions used in data centers.
Starting with a May 9th Data Center Seminar in Nashville, TN and continuing through October with a series of CSC Open House events, Chatsworth Products, Inc. is proud to sponsor and take part in all six of the open house events, and in the case of Nashville, lead a half-daylong seminar discussion on the latest innovations in data center budgeting, best practices and the critical elements of grounding and bonding.
CPI Field Applications Engineer, Fernando Reyna, will be the featured presenter in Nashville, which offers up to three BICSI Continuing Education Credits and a complimentary lunch. Contact CSC's Brian Merrill via email or phone (615-742-9901) to reserve your spot.
As mentioned, CPI representatives will also be on hand for a series of open house events at the following locations/dates:
- Houston, TX - May 10
- Washington D.C. - June 1
- San Antonio, TX - July 20
- Atlanta, GA - August 10
- Rochester, NY - September 7
- Little Rock, AR - October 5
Featuring free food and drink, local entertainment, a silent auction and raffle prizes at each stop, these events offer a casual, relaxed atmosphere in which to get to know CSC and its most preferred suppliers, including CPI. To register for one of these events, click here
And as we mentioned in the introduction, CSC also offers online resources such as a general services blog and another dedicated specifically to the data center industry, which features the dynamic cartoon duo of "Kip & Gary," with comical artwork from CSC's Diane Alber. Here's an idea of their humorous take on the use of white cabinets in the data center.
Notice the similarity those cabinets have to CPI's glacier white F-Series TeraFrame®
Be sure to check us out and stop on by the next time CPI joins forces with CSC.
1/5/2012 8:00:00 AM
With 2012 in full swing, now’s a good time to update you on some important credentialing news for one of the industry’s most active and influential professional associations, BICSI.
For those in telecommunications, security, data centers and all manner of specialized industries such as healthcare and education, BICSI’s long-running Credentialing Program represents a benchmark of planning and installation expertise.
And just as information technology continues to grow more complex and segment-oriented, the program continues to expand, adding specific accreditation courses and titles in Wireless Design (WD), Outside Plant Design (OSP) and Network Technology Systems (NTS) just to name a few.
In 2012, two new designations are set to take their place among the pack:
- Data Center Design Consultant (DCDC) – actually added in late 2011, the DCDC designation recognizes those individuals tasked with multiple duties specifically within data center design and construction.
- Registered Telecommunications Project Manager (RTPM) – still in its interim phase, the RTPM designation is slated for official inclusion later this year, offering accreditation for those knowledgeable in telecommunications project management.
As a recognized member of the BICSI Prestige Corporate Member (PCM) Program, Chatsworth Products, Inc. (CPI) and our expert technical staff are no strangers to BICSI credentialing. Across our organization, product managers, design engineers, worldwide technical support staff, field applications engineers, regional sales managers and more all hold BICSI’s most well-respected and global professional designation, that of Registered Communications Distribution Designer – better known as RCDD®. For a complete list of CPI staff with this designation, visit our Industry Affiliations webpage.
Be sure to stay tuned for more important CPI/BICSI news in the coming weeks, including our plans for upcoming BICSI exhibitions and conferences in the United States, Canada and beyond.
5/24/2011 8:00:00 AM
Back in November of 2010, Chatsworth Products, Inc. (CPI) told you about Anixter's ipAssured for Data Centers Program. Now, we're pleased to join our global distribution partner as they kick off a series of seminars covering the topic of ipAssured: Converged Infrastructure Solutions for Data Centers. These events will be held throughout the U.S. and Canada at select premium movie theaters and focus on the continual convergence of data centers in today's industry.
Over the last decade, the transformation of enterprise networks through the innovative use of technology has allowed voice, video and data systems to be seamlessly integrated for improved management and increased cost effectiveness. As network infrastructure systems continue to consolidate into a single Ethernet protocol environment and physical security becomes more crucial to a data center's design, Anixter's message of secure and sustainable data centers in 2011 is both timely and relevant - not to mention a perfect fit with the wide variety of CPI solutions that help support system integration.
Continuing with the premium theater theme, Anixter will screen a self-produced movie at each event, featuring industry experts speaking on best practices and procedures for data center build-outs. Also new this year - a reception and meet-and-greet with leading manufacturers, including CPI.
For more information on upcoming dates, locations and free registration details, please click here.
5/18/2011 8:00:00 AM
More than just designing, manufacturing and championing
world-class IT infrastructure products, Chatsworth Products, Inc. (CPI) takes
an active interest in furthering the technical knowledge and background of our
peers and the industry at large on a variety of topics.
To that end, CPI consistently maintains a roster of
BICSI-accredited courses that count towards continuing education credits
(CECs). At present, CPI has five courses that offer BICSI CECs at different
levels. These include:
- Beyond Best Practices in the Data Center - 2
- Reducing Energy Consumption with Passive Cooling
- 1 credit
- How to Plan a Data Center Cooling Budget - 1
- The Art and Science of the Efficient Data Center
(Series A and B) - 5 credits
- The Art and Science of the Efficient Data Center
(Series C) - 6 credits
Of particular interest are the last two entries above, both
pertaining to ‘The Art and Science of the Efficient Data Center.’ That’s
because these BICSI-accredited courses are currently being offered on the CPI Data Center Efficiency Technical Seminar Series for 2011.
The seminars, taking place all across the U.S.
for absolutely free, are a great way for data center professionals to earn BICSI
CECs, network, and hear about the latest advancements in efficient data center
practices as presented by CPI and partners. For more information on attending upcoming
dates, including June 1 in Boston, MA and June 15 in Seattle, WA, be sure to check out the registration page here.
For more information on all of CPI's BICSI-accredited courses and specialized training, be sure to contact CPI Sales and Technical Training Manager, Michele Hammer at 800-834-4969
4/15/2011 8:00:00 AM
A few months ago, we told you about the exciting new renovations that took place at our Chatsworth Products offices in Mexico City. In addition to an impressive new design and floor plan, CPI also added
a state-of-the-art training center and demo space known as the Centro De Diseno
Y Alta Tecnologia (CDAT).
We’re thrilled to report that we’re quickly putting the CDAT
to great use, now announcing a brand new series of end-user and certified
contractor seminars revolving around optimal data center solutions.
For our customers, contractors and colleagues in the Latin
America region, these seminar dates offer a great opportunity to network with
peers and learn a variety of best practices from CPI.
The first set of seminars will be geared towards
end-users and be conducted in conjunction with our partners at Corning Cable Systems, IGSA Power and Total Ground. This continuous training program begins
in April and runs through December 2011, focusing on optimized data centers and
designing for the future. Dates include:
- May 2-6, 16-20, 23-27
- June 13-17, 20-24
- July 11-15, 18-22
- August 8-12, 15-19
- September 5-9, 19-23
- October 10-14, 17-21
- November 14-18
- November 28-December 2
- December 5-9
The second set of seminars will be geared towards CPI certified contractors and feature valuable information about CPI solutions for data center design. Dates include:
- May 30-31
- June 27-28
- July 25-26
- September 26-27
All seminars will be conducted at CPI's CDAT in Mexico City and include a complimentary and informational workbook (see photo) for your convenience. To register and learn more, please contact Rosa Romero Ruiz at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at +52-55-5203-7525.
4/11/2011 8:00:00 AM
After a long-running series of successful KyotoCooling® Conferences in Europe, it's finally time for a United States-based installation to host an event focused on this innovative data center cooling technique. Come to Helena, Montana for the KyotoCooling Conference this May 17-18, 2011 to learn from top industry experts about the evolution, latest developments, financial metrics, and how to design, build and maintain a KyotoCooling system.
Chatsworth Products, Inc. (CPI) be on-hand at the first-ever U.S. data center to use this remarkably efficient energy recovery wheel air-to-air heat exchange cooling system and see how CPI's various containment solutions allow operating set-points that maximize the effectiveness of the KyotoCooling solution. In addition to a first-hand tour of Montana's working site, attendees can also look forward to remotely operating the Amersfoort, Netherlands KyotoCooling test site (includes AirLull and ECO controller demo).
Click here to to register and learn more about this event.
3/16/2011 8:00:00 AM
Chatsworth Products, Inc. (CPI), along with various Strategic Alliance Partners, is proud to present the Data Center Efficiency Technical Seminar Series for 2011. Throughout the year, CPI will be hosting complimentary nationwide seminars that will provide attendees with the opportunity to earn BICSI credits while learning a variety of best practices for data center efficiency.
As the demands of today’s data centers create new challenges in design, airflow management, energy savings and power, CPI industry experts will partner with technology leaders to provide you with insights on topics including:
- Current and emerging metrics in data center analysis
- Government’s role in data center efficiencies
Economics of Airflow Management
- High density capabilities proven achievable through containment
- Roadmap for calculating containment ROI
Best Practices for Economization
- Impact of ASHRAE 90.1 on data center construction and upgrades
- Applications and approaches for various free-cooling architectures
Power Distribution Efficiencies
- Create a lower cost, more reliable, flexible and scalable power distribution system
- Benefits of PDU functionalities, power densities and voltages in overall power improvement
Additionally, you’ll be able to earn 5 BICSI Continuing Education Credits for successful completion of individual courses!
Our first event takes place on April 20th, 2011 at the Hilton Pleasanton at the Club in Pleasanton, California, where CPI’s Ian Seaton and Anderson Hungria will present with CPI partners. This and all future events will include a panel question-and-answer session, BICSI credit opportunities and a handful of useful takeaways and more.
To get full details on all upcoming topics, locations and registration info, visit us at chatsworth.com/data-center-seminar. Plus, be sure to follow @CPI_Products on Twitter and use the #CPIseminar hashtag for even more insider info and updates before, during and after each event!
We look forward to seeing you there!
9/21/2010 2:16:38 PM
BICSI will host the 2010 Caribbean District Conference on November 4, 2010 in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Now in its second year, the Caribbean District Conference will bring together ITS professionals from across the region, offering a variety of networking opportunities and information exchange.
Chatsworth Products, Inc. (CPI) is excited to be in attendance at this year’s conference, where CPI Field Applications Engineer Victor Bañuelos will give a special presentation titled “Managing Data Center Heat Issues.” This presentation will show data center heat load trends and the simplest, most cost-effective technologies available to solve the negative effects that today’s equipment densities are causing in the data center environment.
International events like these are a staple of CPI’s dedication to serving our global customers. With sales offices all across the world, including the United Kingdom (serving Europe), Dubai (serving the Middle East & Africa), and Shanghai (serving the Asian Pacific market, we understand the unique needs of the global market like few can.
Additional information on the conference and attendance/sponsorship registration can be found here. Jeff Cihocki, eContent Specialist.
6/18/2010 8:21:01 AM
First, Happy Father's Day to any fathers who may be reading this, hope you have an enjoyable weekend. And if you are not a father, I hope you have an enjoyable weekend as well! Next I wanted to highlight some events and other updates that you may find useful.
- Cisco Live is being held in Las Vegas, June 27-July 1. CPI will be participating and showing some or our latest and most popular products. Stop by our booth 1061 for a closer look and to visit with our employees. As an exhibitor at the conference we can offer you a $100 savings on your registration fee. Register for the event at http://www.ciscolive2010.com/ and enter the code wosdiscount when prompted.
- *Online Event* Cisco Live/Networkers Virtual is being held June 29-July 1, 9:30 am to 4:30 pm Pacific time. You can register for a complimentary pass or a premier pass. The complimentary pass gives you access to Cisco Live and Networkers keynotes, Super Sessions, and the Virtual World of Solutions plus an assortment of 16 on-demand technical training sessions. If you browse the trade show be sure and stop by our booth and talk to some of CPI's employees. The booth is virtual, but you'll be speaking to live sales and technical employees. This is a great time to ask questions right from your desk!