Portable Cooling - Your New Superhero

by Bobby Beato on 7/18/19 3:17 PM

After finishing up another long day at work, you come home completely exhausted and immediately collapse onto your bed, like an anvil. You're out like a light. A few hours go by and then an alarm blares into your ear. What now?? You grab your phone, and squint your eyes to see what it is. Your read, “High temperature detected in your Data Center.” It's 3 a.m. It’s the middle of the night, what are you supposed to do?  What repercussions is this going to have for your business? How much downtime are we talking here?

This scenario is especially likely in summer months, as your A/C system is working as hard as it can, and the possibility for failure is at its highest. Even with routine maintenance, major failures can still occur. It’s essential to keep your company's equipment at its ideal temperatures in order for it to operate at its peak efficiency. So, what are you supposed to do when your A/C system fails? The downtime can be devastating to your business, whether it’s from a routine or emergency maintenance shutdown.


Commercial portable A/C rentals are the most effective and convenient temporary cooling system option for emergency downtime. DVL can help you and your company with immediate delivery, and you can rent by the week or the month. If this is a solution you need, or you don’t want to be stuck without a solution if you’re ever in this jam, read about our variety of different sizes for a number of supplemental cooling applications.

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Topics: critical air conditioning, emergency, portable cooling

Network Closets As A Service

by Mike Beck on 5/30/19 9:39 AM

network closet blog photoNetwork Closets have become key assets in any organization's ability to connect to the internet and the cloud. As more and more applications are deployed at the edge of network, and the rapid increase of IoT devices expand, these spaces are truly vital to the functionality and efficiency of an organization. Many of these spaces were originally janitor closets or small electrical rooms that included a punch down block for a phone system, that have since been converted into mission critical pieces of your network.

Today, these IDF (intermediate distribution frame) IT network closets include dedicated cooling, backup power, power distribution, fire protection, racks, routers, patch panels, network switches, servers and storage, fiber and Ethernet, security, PA systems, VoIP phones, cameras, remote monitoring, cell phone boosters, and Wireless Access Points (WAP). Also, since most equipment will need to be replaced every seven years, developing a plan that will keep all your equipment maintained and upgraded on a continual basis is paramount.

Since network closets are the primary place where Edge of Network applications take place and your company connects to the internet, fortifying your network closet to support these Edge of Network applications and Internet of Things (IoT) devices is a challenge that IT managers and Facility Managers confront on a daily basis. At DVL, our Data Center Engineers can assist your company to ensure Network Closets, IT Closets, and IDF rooms are built and maintained to support your technology. Contact your DVL Engineer to perform a review, an evaluation, or to develop a plan to keep your network closet reliable and efficient to support today's ever-changing IT environment. 

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Hardwire vs. Busway

by Mike Beck on 5/15/19 12:34 PM

When it comes to designing power distribution for your critical facilities, there are many options for you to consider. You must determine what the best fit for your needs and your budget is.

For example, one question you could ask yourself is, if you should hardwire everything down to the powerstrip or use a Busway? In this Cost Analysis Comparison of Conventional Power Whip vs Overhead Starline Busway, we give you the tools to determine which solution is best for your business. starline modular busway for power distributionWant to learn more about Starline and Busway technology click here.

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Topics: electrical distribution, power distribution, busway, starline

Architects of Continuity

by Bobby Beato on 4/15/19 2:23 PM

Technology is always changing. This disrupts how we live and work. However, at DVL we recognize that one thing in particular should not be changing—continuity. Your business needs continuous access to its data to survive, and chances are, you are often the person responsible for assuring this happens.

DVL is your trusted partner to help make this possible. Offering Liebert® power and cooling products from Vertiv™, our 24-7 service, and our industry leading data center engineers, we help you provide the continuity your business needs. Keeping your IT spaces cool and your power on is our goal.

Check out Vertiv’s new video and join us as Architects of Continuity™. Together, we can ensure your digital infrastructure runs continuously and evolves as your business changes.

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Topics: Data Center, cooling, power, vertiv

Keeping Your Cool

by Jodi Holland on 4/8/19 11:12 AM

One of Vertiv’s newest (and coolest) products is the Vertiv™ VRC Rack Cooling System. If you’re constantly dealing with cooling issues in your server room, IT closet, or edge computing spaces, you’re going to want to check out all of the great benefits the VRC can offer. It’s a self-contained IT rack that deals with heat rejection by rejecting air to the ceiling plenum or adjacent space. Not only does it save you much-needed floor space, but it is easy to handle and install.

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Topics: cooling, server room cooling, vertiv, heat rejection, vrc, rack cooling

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