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Case Studies

Benefit from CPI’s expert technical support, reliable consultation services, state-of-the-art analysis and proven, reliable customized products and solutions for infrastructure projects of all kinds.
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After significant growth, Xfernet needed to migrate its Los Angeles facility into a 14,000 square foot data center space with shallow raised floors, low ceilings and limited footprint for new cooling equipment. CPI’s data center cabinets and thermal management solutions helped the colocation provider to not only double rack densities, but to also increase operational efficiencies and reduce PUE.
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When overheating in existing cabinets became a concern for Advanced Power Technology (APT), the company was forced to find alternate cooling sources to lower critical server temperatures. APT was already using 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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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. 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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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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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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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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With many communications channels to manage and keep connected, system interruptions can be devastating. Just one minute of downtime can create great concern since companywide 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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ASU’s University Technology Office faced the challenge of planning and executing infrastructure and active voice and data component systems for campus, satellite, leased and commercial locations. Not only did this involve 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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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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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. 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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In early 2004, Los Rios embarked on a multi-million dollar building project that included 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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Craven Community College’s training facility used for their Cisco Academy and other IT training courses was overcrowded 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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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 rewiring existing academic buildings and residence halls.
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DBG decided to move their IT and finance departments to their Shawson facility in Ontario, Canada. 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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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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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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As a company that is committed to minimising environmental impact, TelecityGroup wanted the new Powergate data center to use the most energy efficient design principles. Although their other data center sites employed efficient practices using enclosed hot aisle solutions, they wanted the Powergate site to facilitate the use of high- and low-density equipment in a single environment.
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With health care reform 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, health care 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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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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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 health care facility. This was an opportunity to lay the foundation for many years of community health care support.
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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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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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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 such as CPI Passive Cooling®, but it also meant avoiding downtime that carries a potential price tag of ¥190 million ($30 million) a minute.
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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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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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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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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 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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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 for its state-of-the-art solutions and customization expertise.
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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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The school district turned to CPI to deliver reliable PDUs, server cabinets with Vertical Exhaust Ducts and cable runway to support all the cabling it would need for the next few years.
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Menzies Aviation, a leading global provider of passenger, ramp and cargo services, stored all of its important and confidential information in a communications room that needed reconstruction to optimize airflow and improve cooling inefficiencies. So, Menzies Aviation partnered with Impact Data Solutions (IDS), a designer and installer of IT equipment, to help remodel the communications room.
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With a growing North American footprint across eight markets, Cologix required a high-quality and cost-effective solution to support and house structured cabling, power products and customer IT equipment for a data center expansion in the Dallas INFOMART carrier hotel. Cologix turned to CPI because of its quality, cost-effective and custom solutions.
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To compete with the top hotels in the hospitality industry, Emirates Pearl Hotel teamed up with Atlas Telecom, a consulting and engineering firm, distributor, MultiNet Communications, and Chatsworth Products to design and install a state-of-the-art data center to accommodate the technological needs of such a luxurious space.
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A few years ago, with business growing and the demand for data security and preservation on the rise, IT experts and executives at SpareBank 1 began the mission to improve the infrastructure of their data centers. It was in the spirit of their self-reliant approach to business that SpareBank 1 began the mission to upgrade their data center operations into state-of-the-art facilities that were tailored specifically to their organizational needs.
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Scripps Networks was looking for a solution to simplify the fiber network in its data center, which is distributed overhead with a cross-connect back to the core. The company was an early adopter of Chatsworth Product’s (CPI) Evolution® Cable Management, which it currently deploys with CPI’s Two-Post Standard Racks to manage high-density cabling. Because the company had experienced such great success with Evolution Cable Management, it was an easy decision to use CPI’s reliable solutions throughout its data centers.

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Headquartered in Oslo, Norway, Basefarm offers its customers advanced technology solutions, high-end cloud services, application management and colocation from its six data centers located throughout Europe. In response to growing demand for its colocation services, Basefarm designed and built a green, state-of-the-art data center–Basefarm Oslo 5.
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When a small California company was ready to leap into growth and move into a bigger office, it assembled a project team that would best translate the company’s vision into a state-of-the-art showroom and command center. Known for its top quality IT infrastructure products and services, Chatsworth Products was the clear choice for the new IT room.
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AmerisourceBergen®, one of the world’s largest distributors of pharmaceuticals, supports a vital supply chain that is supported by an extensive IT infrastructure. When their equipment protection needs expanded into warehouse environments, they selected CPI's RMR® Industrial Enclosures and eConnect® Power Distribution Units to support their network in locations across the United States.

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Anthem’s primary data center was experiencing growing pains typical of many legacy data centers—ensuring newer, higher-density equipment has enough space, power and cooling—without increasing operational costs. CFD models, a service of CPI, provided the road map for improvement, while CPI's GF-Series GlobalFrame® Cabinets and Aisle Containment Solutions, made it a reality.