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.
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.