12/5/2013 9:35:48 AM
Companies can save between $5 and $25 million by rescuing
lost power and cooling with containment.
It's been determined that between 30 and 50 percent of all data centers will run out of power and cooling within the next year, and an average of four times more cooling will be used than is actually required by the IT load.
But by using airflow containment, it’s possible to recapture
stranded or lost capacity and add years of life to your data center.
As this infographic shows, a very effective containment
solution for an environment where cooling is constrained but power is not,
can add about 17 years of life to the data center.
Chatsworth Products’ (CPI) latest white paper, “Extend theLife of Your Data Center,” explains in detail how this is possible. Download it now.
12/3/2013 1:47:25 PM
As the holiday season approaches, we would like to thank you for trusting CPI as your supplier of products and solutions that optimize, store and secure your technology equipment.
Holiday schedule for U.S. offices:
- Dec. 23 – Last shipping day
- Dec. 24-25 – Closed
- Dec. 31- Jan. 1, 2014 – Closed
- Jan. 2, 2014 – All functions resume
Holiday schedule for U.K. office:
- Dec 19 – Last shipping day
- Dec. 25 – Jan. 1, 2014 – Closed
- Jan. 2, 2014 – All functions resume
Our office in Mexico will be closed Dec. 25 and Jan.1, 2014.
CPI Customer Service and Technical Support teams will be available to assist you Dec. 26, 27 and 30. Please contact us at 1-800-834-4969 during this time.
From all CPI employee-owners, we wish you a happy holiday season. We look forward to many new and encouraging opportunities with you in 2014!
11/26/2013 8:33:19 AM
To make your IT room design layout simpler, Chatsworth Products (CPI) offers free Visio and CAD Shapes of many of our popular products. Whether you need to simply brainstorm layout ideas or actually draft a new space architecture, these shapes are available for quick and easy set up.
For customers using Microsoft® Visio, CPI has teamed up with Altima Technologies to create shapes that are compatible with Visio versions 5/2000/2002/2003/2007. For customers using AutoCAD, our CAD Shapes feature a top, front, side and isometric views.
CPI also has an expansive suite of 3-D drawings for Building Information Modeling (BIM), developed professionally to assist customers with projects utilizing Autodesk® Revit® software, which is one of the most comprehensive digital tools for drafting and designing an ideal installation. To access the free tools, you must log in.
Our library of design tools includes:
Once you click on each product link, you will be prompted to save a .zip file. Zip files are compressed files that require WinZip software to open. If you can’t find the shape of a particular product, please contact CPI Technical Support at 800-834-4969 or email email@example.com.
11/21/2013 2:20:12 PM
A data center professional recently asked Ian Seaton, Chatsworth Products’ (CPI) Global Technology Manager, the following question:
“We are in the design phase of our new data center, and are planning to go with a raised floor for air distribution and utilize cabinets with vertical exhaust ducts (VEDs) for hot/cold separation. I need to work out the actual elevations for ladder rack and power-distribution bus above the cabinets, but I was wondering if there is an optimum VED height that works best.
“I know the VED comes in two basic sizes, both having a low and high adjustable heights. Given the option that we could use either size model, is there a VED height that works better than others for heat evacuation? Is there an optimum height or ratio that heat models better than others? We will most likely use 45U cabinets, 1200mm depth and various widths.”
Theoretically, if we look at the terms in the Darcy-Weisbach equation for calculating pressure drop or head pressure on a duct, the shorter the VED the better. However, in practical terms, there is no way you can cram enough load into a cabinet to challenge any thresholds within the limits of the standard product offering.
Therefore, you need to find that perfect balance for your own application environment that gives you the maximum volume of space for return air above the suspended ceiling, while giving you adequate room to deploy and manage whatever you plan to put between the cabinet and the ceiling – cable pathway, fiber troughs, power busway.
In other words, the VED should be as short as you can get it, while meeting all of your associated space requirements. The driver for that is not maximizing the airflow through the VED, but maximizing the space above the VED. If the space above the ceiling is already disproportionately large, then you have the luxury of basing your decision on access and aesthetics.
I hope this helps.
Seaton recently wrote “Extend the Life of Your Data Center,” which details how it’s possible to rescue lost power and cooling with containment. Read all about his findings here.
11/14/2013 1:14:14 PM
Chatsworth Products’ (CPI) GF-Series GlobalFrame® Gen 2 Cabinet System, the leading choice server and network equipment storage solution for technology companies, now complies with the UL 2416 requirement and features unmatched strength, supporting up to 3,000 pounds.
The second generation of GlobalFrame is available in a wide variety of sizes, features smarter airflow management and these following benefits:
- A wider Vertical Exhaust Duct on 800 mm models to improve airflow and allow for higher kW capacity
- Increased perforation on doors from 63 percent to 78 percent to maximize airflow
- Increased front-to-rear rail depths to support deeper equipment
GlobalFrame cabinets can be customized to include CPI’s eConnect™ Power Distribution Units (PDUs), which feature the industry’s highest ambient temperature rating of 149°F (65°C) and a low-profile chassis that optimizes airflow.
Use CPI’s Product Configurator to save time by ordering the GlobalFrame cabinet with PDUs pre-installed. For a complete list of new features and enhancements, visit CPI’s GlobalFrame Gen 2 product page.
11/14/2013 12:39:47 PM
Chatsworth Products (CPI) will present “Power Management Tracking and Optimization” as part of a free, two-part webcast produced by Cabling Installation & Maintenance, on Nov. 20 at 1 p.m. EST.
With this webcast, data center administrators will gain insight into the most-effective, most-efficient approaches to take when selecting the right power and cabling systems for their facility.
Anderson Hungria, CPI’s senior product manager for Power and Electronics, will cover the latest power-monitoring technologies available for the data center and explain how data center managers can take actions based on these technologies’ enhanced visibility into power use.
“Selecting the right power management system can be an overwhelming task, so I will explain how data center managers can take advantage of the latest PDU designs, features and functionalities to assure proper power capacity, increased reliability and improved power monitoring,” he says.
Registration is free
. For information about a new generation of intelligent power distribution products that connect you to your evolving enterprise data center, click here
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.