Case Studies

At Chatsworth Products, we believe that success isn’t narrowly measured on an invoice sheet or an earnings report – it’s cultivated through the trust, reliability and satisfaction of each and every CPI customer and end-user.

That satisfaction is earned through a shared sense of purpose and commitment from CPI to delight the customer on each and every occasion, no matter the size, scope and time frame of the project at hand.

The following case studies highlight much (but not all) of what CPI does so well – exceptional customer service, a diligent and committed sales force, expert technical support, reliable consultation services, state-of-the-art analysis, and of course, world-class customized products and solutions for infrastructure projects of all kinds.

 


 

 

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Nu Skin®

Nu Skin® Uses CPI Cabinets to Rejuvenate the Heart of its Business


As a billion-dollar enterprise in skin care and nutrition products, Nu Skin needed a data center that would keep pace with its continuously growing operation. The company’s current data center was small, outdated and did not have the proper redundancy to back up the systems. After testing several cabinet options, it was clear that CPI offered the best solutions to lead Nu Skin into the future with a new state-of-the-art data center.
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Shands Hospital Containment

University of Florida Health Shands Hospital

CPI Provides Florida’s First Free-Standing Hot Aisle Containment Solution to Premier Teaching Hospital


UF Health Shands’ new data center supports the entire hospital’s operation. It backs up and stores everything from patient and staff files, to security footage and accounting files. As a premiere teaching hospital, an efficient, reliable operation is critical for delivering the most comprehensive and high-quality care, which is why UF Health Shands Hospital returned to Chatsworth Products (CPI) for its state-of-the-art solutions and customization expertise.
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Telefônica Vivo

CPI’s Cabinets Prepare Telefônica Vivo for the Future


Telefônica Vivo, the largest integrated telecom in South America, provides services to more than 100 million clients, half of Brazil’s population. Downtime can cost millions. Telefônica Vivo trusted Chatsworth Products (CPI) to provide a solution that not only helps sustain the network, but has made it the most energy-efficient data center in South America.
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Oman Data Park

Oman Data Park

Oman Data Park’s New Data Center Excels in Efficiency and Reliability


With a new and robust data center infrastructure from CPI, the IT service provider is now able to run more than 30kW per cabinet without overusing provision cooling.
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Hostirian Cold Aisle Containment

Hostirian

Cold Aisle Containment Reduces Power Consumption and Boosts Company Morale


Hostirian transformed 4,500 square feet of office space into an energy-efficient, cost-saving colocation data center using CPI's Cold Aisle Containment (CAC) Solution.
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TeleCommunications System Case Study

TeleCommunications Systems

TCS Uses Airflow Containment to Overcome Limited Power Availability and Win Two Awards


TeleCommunication Systems (TCS) overcomes limited power availability and wins two ASHRAE awards with a data center design that reduced power consumption and increased expansion capacity with CPI Passive Cooling® Solutions, white equipment cabinets and evaporative-only cooling.
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Shanghai Tobacco Case Study

Shanghai Tobacco

Shanghai Tobacco Recovery Data Center Designed as Showcase for Sustainability


Shanghai Tobacco, China’s largest manufacturer of tobacco products, set out to build its new disaster recovery data center with one goal in mind— plan for the future. Not only did that mean deploying data storage cabinets that helped reduce power usage through green technologies like CPI Passive Cooling®, it meant avoiding downtime that carries a potential price tag of ¥190 million ($30 million) a minute.
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State of Montana Case Study

State of Montana

State of Montana Data Center Finds Sustainability and Innovation through CPI Passive Cooling® Solutions


Trading in the wagon wheels of their ancestors for revolutionary new KyotoCooling® wheels and Passive Cooling® Solutions by Chatsworth Products (CPI), the State of Montana rolled into a new era of energy savings and security. This journey to become a model for green data centers across the nation has now reached a reality that few could ever dream of matching—a “cooling-only” power usage effectiveness (PUE) of less than 1.1.
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Case Study - BendBroadband

BendBroadband

BendBroadband Breaks New Ground as Oregon’s Greenest Tier III Colocation Data Center


BendBroadband wanted its colocation data center to be one of the most sustainable, reliable and secure colocation facilities in the entire state. BendBroadband put together an ambitious plan for the Vault, one that relied on a “free cooling” wheel, renewable energy sources, carbon credits and a range of cooling, cabinet and security solutions from Chatsworth Products.
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Phoenix Children Hospital Case Study

Phoenix Children's Hospital

Green Data Center Achieves 20% Efficiency Savings for Large Children’s Hospital  

 

For its recent $538 million expansion, Phoenix Children's Hospital created a highly energy efficient data center that complies with “Green Guide to Healthcare” principles. In addition to being “green,” it was critical that the data center solution support the many diverse systems needed to support a complex, evolving healthcare facility. This was an opportunity to lay the foundation for many years of community healthcare support.
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King County Case Study

King County

King County, Sabey Data Center Properties, and Chatsworth Products  



With Washington State's King County being the 14th most populated county in the nation and the home to Seattle, it’s no surprise that a state-of-the-art data center is in demand. That is where King County IT (KCIT) used the industry’s latest data center innovations, including custom made data cabinets, to help them meet rising demand in a fiscally and environmentally responsible manner.
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Orlando Health

Modern Data Center that Provides an Estimated 30% Savings in Cooling Efficiency   

 

The healthcare industry is on a mission. With healthcare reform on the horizon and the need for more efficient systems for patient records and billing, information technology has become essential to the industry’s success. Dealing with life or death situations, healthcare professionals have only one chance to get it right, so the systems that support this mission must include a solid, robust network infrastructure.
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Telecity Case Study

TelecityGroup

Top Data Centre Provider Achieves 20% Efficiency Savings in New Facility

 

The As a company that is committed to minimising environmental impact, TelecityGroup wanted the new Powergate data centre to use the most
energy efficient design principles. Although their other data centre sites employed efficient practices using enclosed hot aisle solutions, they wanted the Powergate site to facilitate the use of high and lowdensity equipment in a single environment.
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CDW Case Study

CDW

Hosting Facility Utilizes Passive Cooling to Achieve Energy Efficient Results 

 

When designing the data center facility for CDW’s new enterprise hosting center, the most important issue that needed to be addressed, next to physical security, was the ability to provide adequate cooling to equipment in an energy efficient manner. When CDW learned about the innovative thermal management techniques that Chatsworth Products could offer with the F-Series TeraFrame® Cabinet System, they were immediately interested.
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Coaxis Case Study

Coaxis

Software Company Builds High-Performance Green Building with Showcase Data Center 

Coaxis wanted to create a workspace that was not only comfortable, cutting edge and energy efficient, but also contained a data center that visibly displayed the high-tech direction and capabilities of the company. Coaxis purchased 19 F-Series TeraFrame® Cabinets to populate their new data center.
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DBG Case Study

DBG

Passive Cooling® Solution Keeps Small Data Center Cool

 


DBG decided to move their IT and finance departments to their Shawson facility. The building’s second floor had to be renovated to accommodate the added office space and IT equipment.This was the perfect time for DBG to expand and upgrade the building’s small data center with a fresh and innovative approach. DBG decided to move forward and implement a ducted exhaust solution even though their data center is small.
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Notre Dame Case Study

University of Notre Dame

Meeting the Goals of Higher Education in a Continuously IT Driven World 

 

Notre Dame constantly faces the tasks and challenges associated with maintaining a current network infrastructure and planning for future changes. To meet the goals of higher education along with a continuously IT driven world, Notre Dame is wiring and installing IT infrastructure equipment in many newly constructed buildings while also re-wiring existing academic buildings and residence halls.
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Craven Community College Case Study

Craven Community College

CPI Helps Local Cisco® Academy Provide Real-Life Experience 

 

Craven Community College’s training facility used for their Cisco Academy and other IT training courses was over crowded with a variety of racks, cabinets and cable management products from various manufacturers. Instructors felt that the data center environment, if better organized, could provide a more real-life work experience for students. The college was given a variety of CPI products including cabinets, cable tray, cable managers and more.
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Los Rios Case Study

Los Rios Community College District

Aggressive Growth Requires Modernization of Established School 

 

In early 2004 Los Rios embarked on a multi-million dollar building project that includes the building, enhancement or modernization of facilities at all four campuses, as well as establishing four additional outreach centers – all in a 10-year time frame. Such aggressive growth requires well-thought out plans, especially in the area of technology.
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PacSun Case Study

Pacific Sunwear

"Surf Shop" Builds Super Network to Support New Facilities

 

In addition to the tremendous capacity and performance, PacSun wanted cleanliness — “a sterile environment,” says Dwayne Russell, PacSun’s Director of Technical Services. Nothing scattered all over the computer room floor here. Even the closets (IDF locations) are well-organized. To accomplish his goal, Russell chose the comprehensive family of products from Chatsworth Products.
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Sun Micro Case Study

Sun Microsystems

Technology Company Builds Showcase Network Using CPI's End-to-End Solutions 

The Sun project team found CPI offered the best infrastructure support system to accommodate not only the open mounting architecture that was used in the showcase exhibit, but throughout the entire campus as well. With more than 500 miles of cabling installed throughout the facility, organization was essential.
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Arizona State Case Study

Arizona State University

Supporting Cutting-Edge Scientific and Technological Research

 

ASU’s University Technology Office faced with the challenge of planning and executing infrastructure and active voice and data component systems for campus, satellite, leased and commercial locations. Not only has this involved updating and maintaining four campuses IT infrastructure, but also equipping new and renovated buildings with the applications required to be successful.
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Office Depot Case Study

Office Depot

World's Largest Reseller of Office Products Relies on CPI to Support Sophisticated Network  

 

With all of these communications channels to manage and keep connected, system interruptions can be devastating. Just one minute of downtime can create great concern since company-wide transactions top more than $12 billion annually. Precise planning for a standardized approach to the network support system was mandatory from the center's outset.
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Hillsboro Case Study

Hillsboro, Oregon, School District

New System Supports Operations From a Central Hub Built From the Ground Up  


A top concern of this rapidly growing school district was to organize the equipment in the best manner in order to support current and future requirements. What was needed was a structural support system that would accommodate the greatest variety of equipment, a framework that would accept cable routing from any direction, and an equipment mounting and housing system that would adjust to any combination of telecom and IT applications.
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Oregon Mutual Case Study

Oregon Mutual Insurance

Deploying New Technologies to Enhance Security and Satisfaction

OMI is committed to deploying the most effective technologies to enhance the services, security and satisfaction of their growing policyholder and agent base. OMI was faced with the challenge of overcoming large amounts of heat in data center cabinets generated from servers and other IT equipment.
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Lucent Case Study

Lucent Technologies

CPI Racks and Cable Management Provide the Solution for Busy Construction Site

Lucent's newest research and design centers in the neighboring techno-communities of Naperville and Lisle, Illinois (west of Chicago) comprise six buildings housing 20 telecommunications closets. Each of the two campuses has more than 650,000 square feet of space and contains nearly 5,000 workstations. With such a massive undertaking, harnessing all the technology (and all of the cable management) proved daunting.
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iLink Case Study

iLink, Hong Kong

With Real Estate in Hong Kong at a Premium, iLink Relies on CPI for New Data Center in Existing Space

iLink is a $35 billion dollar corporation with the vision to be the leading commercial Internet traffic exchange center in all of Asia Pacific. Serving ISPs, eCommerce enterprises, Internet content, multimedia and application service providers, but with only 422 square miles and 6.5 million people, to say real estate is scarce in Hong Kong is quite the understatement. Developing new facilities is not even an option.C iLink found CPI to be the source that would satisfy the unique requirements of iLink's downtown Hong Kong data center.
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APT Case Study

Advanced Power Technology

Enclosure Blower Provides Cooling Solution for Existing MegaFrame® Cabinets

When overheating in existing cabinets became a concern for Bend, Ore.-based Advanced Power Technology (APT), the company was forced to find alternate cooling sources to lower critical server temperatures. APT currently used CPI's MegaFrame® Cabinets and wanted to maintain the clean professional appearance of their server room. CPI's Delphi ECS Enclosure Blower provided the answer they needed.
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