Archive for August, 2010

Datapod Coming To New York City October 19-21, 2010

Posted by on August 27, 2010  |  No Comments

Datapod and it’s US partner, Universal Networking Services, are proud sponsors of GSMI conference:

“Green Data Centers: Extreme Efficiency And Maximum Cost Savings With Sustainable IT.

Green Data Center Conference

AUGUST 19TH, 2010 EVENT: “IS PERIMETER COOLING DEAD?”

Posted by on August 11, 2010  |  No Comments

“IS PERIMETER COOLING DEAD?”

“BREAKFAST AND LEARN” INFORMATION:
DATE: WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 19TH
TIME: 8:00-11:00
LOCATION: APC DEMO DATA CENTER
6380 W 54TH AVENUE
ARVADA, CO 80002

PRESENTATION OVERVIEW:

Traditional data center “room” cooling is unable to accommodate the latest generation of high and variable density IT equipment resulting in cooling systems that are inefficient, unpredictable, and low in power density. To address these problems row-oriented and rack-oriented cooling architectures have been developed. This presentation will examine and contrast the 3 basic cooling approaches: room, row, and rack architectures. Each approach has an appropriate application but row-orientated cooling is emerging as the solution of choice for most next generation data centers. Next generation data centers demand the flexibility, predicability, scalability, reduced electrical power consumption, reduced TCO, and optimum availability that row and rack-oriented cooling architectures can provide. Additionally, the factors that gave rise to the establishment and use of the raised floor in the data center environment are presented. For many applications the use of the raised floor is no longer justified or desirable. To learn more on this topic, join us for breakfast and an educational presentation that examines “is perimeter cooling dead”?

PRESENTATION TOPIC HIGHLIGHTS:

-Discuss the following cooling approaches: room, row and rack-based cooling architectures.
-Comparison of cooling architectures: challenges in agility, availability, lifecycle costs, serviceability, and manageability
-Special issues: capacity utilization, humidification, electrical efficiency, water near IT equipment, location and redundancy.
-Elements of the raised floor and problems associated with using a raised floor.
-Hurdles to eliminating the raised floor
-Designing without a raised floor.

Attendees are invited to stay after the educational presentation to walk through a demonstration data center and experience InfraStruXure architecture from APC by Schneider Electric. All attendees are eligible for a free Critical Facility Energy Profile conducted at their own facility. For additional details on the CFEP offer and to RSVP for this event please contact Waite Ave  at w.ave@apcdistributors.com or 281-825-9790.

ABOUT THE GUEST SPEAKER:

Don Melchert has been working with critical facilities since 1992. He has lead the efficient build out of new data centers such as Sisters of Mercy hospitals and has managed critical facilities to include ConAgra Foods, Coca-Cola Enterprises and the Department of Education. For Schneider Electric, Don is now the primary instructor for Data Center University, bringing with him the knowledge and experience gained from assisting customers throughout North America become more self sufficient and energy conscious.

ABOUT THE SPONSORS:

Universal Networking Services, LLC (UNS, LLC) specializes in mission-critical power and cooling solutions for wiring closets, server rooms and data centers. UNS, LLC provides product acquisition, design/engineering, installation management and maintenance services.

APC is considered a global leader in data center physical infrastructure (DCPI) solution, APC sets the standard in its industry for quality, innovation and support.

AUGUST 18TH, 2010 EVENT: “RIGHT-SIZING VERSUS OVER-SIZING: EFFICIENCY IN THE DATA CENTER”

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“RIGHT-SIZING VERSUS OVER-SIZING: EFFICIENCY IN THE DATA CENTER”

“BREAKFAST AND LEARN” INFORMATION:DATE: WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 18TH TIME: 8:00-11:00 LOCATION: APC DEMO DATA CENTER 6380 W 54TH AVENUE ARVADA, CO 80002

PRESENTATION OVERVIEW:

Forecasting and measuring the total cost of ownership (TCO) for Data Center Physical Infrastructure (DCPI) is essential for return-on-investment (ROI) analysis. Oversizing is the main contributor to excess TCO. Oversizing creates inefficiencies in the data center including excess capital cost, operating cost, and specifically energy cost. The average data center operator can achieve the highest return investment in relation to DCPI through rightsizing. Right-sizing the DCPI system to the load is the key to optimizing TCO and has the most impact on DCPI electrical consumption. Right-sizing can potentially eliminate up to 50% of the electrical bill in real-world scenarios. For example, potential electricity cost savings for a typical 1 MW data center has been shown to be $2,000,000 to $4,000,000 over a typical 10-year life of the facility. Data center efficiency is key to controlling your energy costs and should be a topic of significant importance to all data center operators. Join us for breakfast and an educational presentation that examines right-sizing versus over-sizing.

PRESENTATION TOPIC HIGHLIGHTS:

-TCO cost drivers and opportunities to control TCO.
-Information and statistics related to over-sizing.
-Practical advantages of right-sizing.
-Energy consumption reduction in DCPI equipment.
-Examine key reasons why the industry is moving toward modular, scalable DCPI solutions.

Attendees are invited to stay after the educational presentation to walk through a demonstration data center and experience InfraStruXure architecture from APC by Schneider Electric. All attendees are eligible for a free Critical Facility Energy Profile (CFEP) conducted at their own facility. For additional details on the CFEP offer and to RSVP for this event please contact Waite Ave at w.ave@apcdistributors.com or 281-825-9790.

ABOUT THE GUEST SPEAKER:

Don Melchert has been working with critical facilities since 1992. He has lead the efficient build out of new data centers such as Sisters of Mercy hospitals and has managed critical facilities to include ConAgra Foods, Coca-Cola Enterprises and the Department of Education. For Schneider Electric, Don is now the primary instructor for Data Center University, bringing with him the knowledge and experience gained from assisting customers throughout North America become more self sufficient and energy conscious.

ABOUT THE SPONSORS:

Universal Networking Services, LLC (UNS, LLC) specializes in mission-critical power and cooling solutions for wiring closets, server rooms and data centers. UNS, LLC provides product acquisition, design/engineering, installation management and maintenance services.

APC is considered a global leader in data center physical infrastructure (DCPI) solutions, APC sets the standard in its industry for quality, innovation and support.

Universal Networking Services, LLC Proudly Announces Strategic Partnership with Datapod

Posted by on August 4, 2010  |  No Comments

Denver, Colorado, July, 27 2010: Universal Networking Services, LLC (UNS, LLC)  a leading provider of mission-critical power and cooling infrastructure products and services today announced strategic partnership with Australian based company, Datapod.

Scott Carr, Managing Director for Datapod, explains “The enterprise IT landscape has to be able to adapt to changing business needs. Whether you need a server room or data center for a new site, a refurbishment or a temporary facility, the problem is always the same.  From its conception, a traditional ‘bricks and mortar’ installation can take up to 2 years to design and build.  Often by the time the facility is ready to be commissioned, the needs of the business have changed and the installation is no longer fit for purpose.  The challenge is to correctly estimate the ideal size of the installation without oversizing it, blowing out costs, or undersizing and delivering a sub-standard solution to the business. The trouble is that once the traditional data center is built, it is difficult to move so extending the physical size of the installation comes at a prohibitive cost.  Datapod proudly introduces  a unique, modular data center system that incorporates innovative design and cutting edge mechanical and electrical engineering.  It has extended the concept of containerized data centers to include critical site infrastructure such as modular generators, chillers and deployment services thereby providing a complete infrastructure solution for data centers.  By enabling data center users to deploy when they like, where they like, and for how long they like, the Datapod system offers performance superior to that of a ‘bricks and mortar’ data center facility, deploys faster and at a more cost-effective price point.”

Waite Ave, Managing Partner of UNS, LLC states “Forecasting and measuring the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) for Data Center Physical Infrastructure is essential for return-on-investment (ROi) analysis.  Oversizing is the main contributor to excess TCO. Additionally, oversizing creates inefficiencies in the data center, including excess capital cost, operating cost, and energy cost.  The average data center operator can achieve the highest return investment through rightsizing. UNS, LLC is proud to partner with Datapod to deliver an award-winning approach to a growing problem. With Datapod we can provide the data center community an alternative solution that maximizes their investment and increases the reliability and availability of their mission-critical facility.”

About Universal Networking Services, LLC

Universal Networking Services, LLC headquartered in Denver, Colorado with regional offices throughout the U.S. specializes in mission-critical power and cooling solutions for wiring closets, server rooms, and data centers.  UNS, LLC provides product acquisition, design, engineering, installation management and maintenance services.

About Datapod Australia

Datapod is a leading engineer and solution provider of energy efficient data center infrastructure products, professional services and technical support.  The secret behind Datapod’s success is to offer its clients a team of skilled professionals whose depth of experience is unmatched, technology that is setting the standard for the industry and an unwavering commitment to excellence in support.   Specializing in turn-key data center infrastructure solutions, Datapod has developed a highly specialized expertise that bridges the knowledge gap between today’s IT infrastructure requirements and best-practice data center infrastructure solutions.

About Datapod Containerized System

The Datapod containerized system utilizes APC InfraStruXure, including the high-density ready Hot Aisle Containment System.  APC’s Hot Aisle Containment System captures the hot air at its source, effectively making cooling a secondary issue, whilst enabling ultra-high densities across 1 or all of the IT equipment racks.  By combining the standardized pre-engineered Datapod building-blocks, featuring the modular, scalable APC InfraStruXure archietcture, APC and Datapod offer the ultimate in on-demand data centers.

Learn More

To learn more about UNS, LLC and Datapod please contact Waite Ave at w.ave@apcdistributors.com or 281-825-9790.

Universal Networking Services, LLC Launches “Breakfast and Learn” Educational Series for Data Center Professionals

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Denver, Colorado, July, 21, 2010: Universal Networking Services, LLC (UNS, LLC), a leading provider of mission-critical power and cooling infrastructure products and services today announced the launch of “Breakfast and Learn” Educational Series starting August 18th and 19th in Denver, Colorado

Waite Ave, Managing Partner for UNS,  states “Today’s IT departments face complex challenges that demand forward looking IT solutions. Corporate CIOs, Facility Mangers, and IT Managers are facing a real crisis when it comes to cooling their critical facilities.  Not least among these challenges is the delicate balancing act of ensuring reliability without energy cost getting out of control.  High-density deployments are creating cooling challenges that cannot be solved by the current design practice. Data center cooling systems must be more adaptable to changing requirements.  How cooling is deployed into today’s data centers has a major effect on operating costs.  Most vendors are not addressing the pressing problems created by the current design practices or equipment.  The “Breakfast and Learn” series provides educational opportunities and showcases the latest in technologies for data center power and cooling .  Education that will lay the critical foundation to run an efficient data center.   At UNS, LLC our philosophy is to offer the data center professional the tools and resources to lower their Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) and maximize efficiencies offered by the advancements in today’s data center architecture.  We are very excited to team with American Power Conversion (APC) to empower the Denver data center community to find real-time solutions to their unique challenges.”

About “Breakfast and Learn” Series:

The “Breakfast and Learn” series offers the Denver data center community multiple opportunities to learn from their peers, share experiences, and expand industry knowledge.  Educational sessions will be offered quarterly starting with the following sessions scheduled for August 18th and 19th respectively:

“RIGHT-SIZING VERSUS OVER-SIZING:  EFFICIENCY IN THE DATA CENTER

“IS PERIMETER COOLING DEAD?”

About Universal Networking Services, LLC (Sponsor):

UNS, LLC specializes in mission-critical power and cooling solutions for wiring closets, server rooms, and data centers.  UNS, LLC provides product acquisition, design/ engineering, installation management and maintenance services.

About American Power Conversion (Co-Sponsor):

APC is considered a global leader in data center physical infrastructure (DCPI) solutions.  APC sets the standard in its industry for quality, innovation and support.

UNS, LLC and APC will conduct the “Breakfast and Learn” series at APC’s Demo Data Center located at 6350 W. 54th Avenue, Arvada, CO 8002.  To RSVP please contact UNS.

To learn more about the “Breakfast and Learn” Educational series please contact Waite Ave at w.ave@apcdistributors.com or call 281-825-9790.

Universal Networking Services, LLC Announces A Limited Time Offer on Free Critical Facility Energy Profiles

Posted by on August 4, 2010  |  No Comments

Denver, Colorado, June 14, 2010: Universal Networking Services, LLC (UNS, LLC)  a leading provider of mission-critical power and cooling infrastructure products and services today announced a limited time offer (June 15th-August 15th) on free Critical Facility Energy Profiles.

Waite Ave, Managing Partner for UNS, states “Nearly half of a data center’s energy bill is from power and cooling.  We are excited to offer this opportunity to Denver’s IT community to save on energy costs. Today’s IT departments face complex challenges that demand attention to their bottom line.  Up to 75 percent of the energy used feeds power-hungry servers and the operation of mechanical and electrical systems that keep the lights on and, above all, keep the IT equipment cool.  Smaller, more powerful IT equipment is considerably hotter than older systems, making heat management a major challenge.UNS and it’s partners take a broad view of these challenges in today’s IT facilities.  Often, our recommendations, without any capital investment by the client, can generate savings on utility costs.  If the client choses to implement modern technology such as in-row/in-rack cooling infrastructure the savings are often compounded.   As an example, we have seen upwards of 40% savings in our clients utility bill by implementing this sort of IT architecture.  Normally pricing is associated with our Critical Facility Energy Profiles but we want to encourage local companies to be proactive in minimizing their costs and maximizing their efficiency by offering this service free for a limited time..

About Universal Networking Services, LLC
Universal Networking Services, LLC headquartered in Denver, Colorado.  UNS, LLC specializes in mission-critical power and cooling solutions for wiring closets, server rooms, and data centers.UNS, LLC provides product acquisition, design, engineering, installation management and maintenance services for government and privately held organizations.  

About Critical Facility Energy Profiles (CFEP)

Our Critical Facility Energy Profile (CFEP) service provides an analysis your current power and cooling infrastructure to determine the baseline efficiency of your wiring closet, server room, or data center.  Our consultant will document the existing infrastructure, determine the efficiency and provide an accurate assessment of the factors limiting the highest achievable efficiency of the data center.  The critical facility specialists will provide a comprehensive report that will make recommendations for changes to maximize efficiency.  

To learn more about this limited time offer and details of the CFEP please contact Waite Ave at w.ave@apcdistributors.com or 281-825-9790.

To learn more about Universal Networking Services visit apcdistributors.com.

Roeing Corporation and Universal Networking Services Announces Free Open House and Data Center Tour Event, May 28th, 2010

Posted by on August 4, 2010  |  No Comments

Lafayette, Indiana, May 26, 2010: Roeing Corporation and Universal Networking Services, LLC  today announced their upcoming  Free Open House and Data Center Tour on May 28th, 2010.

Scott Charles, Roeing Corporation,  states “the event includes APC’s mobile demo truck which showcases on-demand architecture that includes power, cooling, racks, security, cabling, and management that simplifies datacenter design and lowers the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO).  The highlight of the event is our hands-on “How It Works” session that will take place in the Roeing/UNS demo datacenter.  Come and enjoy refreshments, give-a-ways and speak directly with APC Representatives and Solutions Architects.

About Universal Networking Services, LLC
Universal Networking Services, LLC headquartered in Denver, Colorado has opened two regional offices located in Houston, Texas and Lafayette, Indiana.  UNS, LLC specializes in mission-critical power and cooling solutions for wiring closets, server rooms, and data centers.  UNS, LLC provides product acquisition, design, engineering, installation management and maintenance services for government and privately held organizations.

To learn more about UNS, LLC please contact Waite Ave at w.ave@apcdistributors.com or 281-825-9790.

About Roeing Corporation

Roeing is a full-service technology, engineering, and business solutions company.  Their highly trained, experienced staff provides comprehensive services including technology planning, implementation, training, support and continuous improvement.  Roeing specializes in innovative solutions for small and medium businesses (SMBs), healthcare, state and local governments, and educational institutions

To learn more about Roeing Corporation please contact Scott Charles at scharles@roeing.com or 765-474-5402.

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Universal Networking Services, LLC Proudly Announces Teaming Partnership with Roeing Corporation

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Lafayette, Indiana, May 26, 2010: Universal Networking Services, LLC (UNS, LLC)  a leading provider of mission-critical power and cooling infrastructure products and services today announced teaming partnership with local Lafayette company, Roeing Corporation.

Waite Ave, Managing Partner of UNS, states “Today’s IT departments face complex challenges that demand forward looking IT solutions.  Combining forces with Roeing Corporation will generate efficient, scalable, reliable and manageable critical infrastructure solutions for small/medium business enterprises to Fortune 500 companies.  Our common sense approach lowers our client’s Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) and maximizes efficiencies offered by the advancements in today’s IT environment.  We are very excited to team with Roeing to deliver world class service to Indiana”

About Universal Networking Services, LLC
Universal Networking Services, LLC headquartered in Denver, Colorado has opened two regional offices located in Houston, Texas and Lafayette, Indiana.  UNS, LLC specializes in mission-critical power and cooling solutions for wiring closets, server rooms, and data centers.  UNS, LLC provides product acquisition, design, engineering, installation management and maintenance services for government and privately held organizations.

About Roeing Corporation

Roeing is a full-service technology, engineering, and business solutions company.  Their highly trained, experienced staff provides comprehensive services including technology planning, implementation, training, support and continuous improvement.  Roeing specializes in innovative solutions for small and medium businesses (SMBs), healthcare, state and local governments, and educational institutions

UNS, LLC’s and Roeing Corporation are co-located  at 2433 South 9th Street, Lafayette, Indiana 47909.  Please help to congratulate UNS, LLC and Roeing on their teaming efforts.

To learn more about UNS, LLC please contact Waite Ave at w.ave@apcdistributors.com or 281-825-9790.

To learn more about Roeing Corporation please contact Scott Charles at scharles@roeing.com or 765-474-5402.

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Universal Networking Services, LLC Opens New Regional Office in Lafayette, Indiana

Posted by on August 4, 2010  |  No Comments

Lafayette, Indiana, May 26, 2010: Universal Networking Services, LLC (UNS, LLC)  a leading provider of mission-critical power and cooling infrastructure products and services today announced the opening of their newest regional office in Lafayette, Indiana.

Universal Networking Services, LLC headquartered in Denver, Colorado has opened two regional offices located in Houston, Texas and Lafayette, Indiana.  UNS, LLC specializes in mission-critical power and cooling solutions for wiring closets, server rooms, and data centers.  UNS, LLC provides product acquisition, design, engineering, installation management and maintenance services for government and privately held organizations.

Waite Ave, Managing Partner, states “as the demand on technology increases, the design, installation and operation of IT infrastructure requires a professional and reliable service partner.  Today’s IT departments face complex challenges that demand forward looking IT solutions.  At UNS, LLC we specialize in solutions that maximize your investment and increase the reliability and availability of your mission-critical facility.  Additionally, we can assist in the consolidation of resources and provide power and cooling recommendations that manage risks in your IT infrastructure. We generate efficient, scalable, reliable and manageable critical infrastructure solutions for small/medium business enterprises to Fortune 500 companies.”

UNS, LLC’s Lafayette office is located in the Roeing Corporation Building at 2433 South 9th Street, Lafayette, Indiana 47909.  Please help to welcome Universal Networking Services, LLC to Lafayette, Indiana.

To learn more about UNS, LLC please contact Waite Ave at w.ave@apcdistributors.com or 281-825-9790.

To learn more about Universal Networking Services visit our website: www.apcdistributors.com.