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Universal Networking Services Releases Website Update

Posted by on January 10, 2012  |  No Comments

Universal Networking Services Releases Website Update

The updated website, www.criticalpowerandcooling.com,  features clearer navigation, more focused content and a cleaner user interface for enhanced usability for all data center professionals.

St. Petersburg, Florida (January 9th, 2011):  Universal Networking Services (UNS), a leading provider of mission-critical power and cooling infrastructure products and services today announced the release of several high-level updates to their popular website:  www.criticalpowerandcooling.com.  Going beyond merely selling products, UNS’s website offers to educate and inform users on the latest in data center power and cooling technologies.

The new streamlined website includes several enhancements that are functional and interactive.  Clearer navigation to the latest industry information in power, cooling, modular, fire and monitoring can be accessed through the updated “Data Center Solutions” portal. The “Data Center Institute” section provides White Papers and tools essential to the data center professional while the “Efficiencies Strategies” section showcases UNS signature Critical Facility Energy Profile (CFEP) service.  UNS is proud to dedicate a page so to the Datapod System, an innovative modular, scalable data center that delivers an optimized IT environment as well as a page regarding cost segregation, a strategic tax savings tool.  Integration of social media tools allows website visitors to access additional data center industry news via RSS news feed from UNS Blog, Twitter and LinkedIn.

Waite Ave, Vice President of Operations, states “Today’s IT departments face complex challenges that demand forward looking IT solutions.  With that in mind, UNS has developed a website that 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, 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 share our updated website to empower the data center community to find real-time solutions to their unique challenges.”

About Universal Networking Services:

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

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

A Data Center Without Maintenance Has No Availability | The Data Center Journal

Posted by on January 7, 2012  |  No Comments

A Data Center Without Maintenance Has No Availability | The Data Center Journal.

By Jeff Clark

Regardless of a data center design’s intended level of availability, that facility won’t meet its stated goals in the absence of proper maintenance. To keep services available, data center operators must take steps to ensure that individual aspects of the … Read More »

Data Center Budgeting for 2012 | The Data Center Journal

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Data Center Budgeting for 2012 | The Data Center Journal.

By Jeff Clark

Now that the holidays are over and the minds of many are moving from gifts and celebrations to the responsibilities of the new year, data center budgeting and how to save precious funds is one area of focus. The economy … Read More »

Lighting as the Unsung Hero in Data Center Energy Efficiency | The Data Center Journal

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January 4th, 2012

By Sam Kepper

Data center facilities managers know that “green” matters. In addition to the energy cost savings, embracing earth-friendly practices helps guarantee compliance with increasingly strict environmental regulations and helps brand the company more favorably. But going green can also mean getting smart. Increased building intelligence results from streamlined energy control—a synergy that requires a convergence of IT and building-performance systems. When data centers achieve this integration, they operate more simply, cost less and maximize energy efficiency. What lies …..read more click on link below

Lighting as the Unsung Hero in Data Center Energy Efficiency | The Data Center Journal.

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.