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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

Register Today For Complimentary Webcast: Are 'Green' Efforts and Cabling a Mismatch?

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.

Raissa Carey, eContent Specialist

Discover the Path to Building an Efficient Data Center AND Earn 4 BICSI CECs

9/6/2013 11:14:38 AM

Data Center Seminar 2013Chatsworth 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

Raissa Carey, eContent Specialist

Chatsworth Products Set to Exhibit and Present at Data Center World 2013

2/6/2013 10:01:57 AM

Data Center World

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!
Kim Ream, Sr. eCommerce Specialist 


Join CPI and Graybar for Webinar February 21: Considerations for Planning Optimum Data Center Cooling

1/30/2013 8:40:47 AM

GraybarChatsworth 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. 
Kim Ream, Sr. eCommerce Specialist

CPI to Conduct Containment/ASHRAE Seminar During 2013 BICSI Conference

12/4/2012 9:15:23 AM


BICSI Logo.jpgCPI 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 Craig Ramey, Creative Writer/Public Relations

Data Center Power and Cooling Efficiency Seminars Resume This Month

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

CPI Data Center Power and Cooling Efficiency Seminar: 2012Offering 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. Jeff Cihocki, Global eContent Specialist