County IT Department Gains Greater Control Over Environment Through Built-in Monitoring

by Andrea Santiago Rivera on 2/26/19 10:07 AM

Logo2- pcIn this Vertiv case study, we gain insight into a job done for Pasco County, FL. Pasco County was looking to update their data center, while maintaining safety and availability. With the implementation of the Vertiv SmartRow™, Pasco County was able to do all this while increasing efficiency and staying within budget. Now Pasco County’s data center environment aligns with their increasing IT needs.

Read the full case study to learn more.

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Topics: monitoring, smart solutions, smartrow, case study

College’s Storage Area Converted to Data Center

by Jodi Holland on 2/4/19 8:54 AM

In DVL's latest original case study, we take a closer look at a recent job at Central Pennsylvania's Community College (HACC)--last year we teamed up with the college to implement a total solution for their data center. Initial options that were first considered were expensive, but DVL helped HACC build an affordable disaster recovery room in a basement storage area, using the Vertiv SmartRow™. Now HACC is ready for the IT challenges the 2020s will throw their way. Read the full case study.

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Topics: smart solutions, data center managers, smartrow, higher education, case study

Data Center Cooling Trends

by Jodi Holland on 1/29/19 8:13 AM

As we wrap up January, we hope you found value in the Liebert Air Conditioning information that DVL and Vertiv have presented.

We have discussed:

Additionally, ASHRAE wrapped up their winter meeting last week, and Vertiv was prominently present with their Liebert products. Significant items that were announced and displayed were:

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  • Vertiv VRC rack cooling system for network closets
  • New Minimates for small spaces that consume 30% less energy
  • iCOM CMS monitoring system for small spaces
  • 50kw Rack Door with fans
  • Liebert DSE Optimization to increase efficiency of CRAC units by 50%

Please contact your DVL Data Center Engineer to learn how we can help you.

 

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Topics: cooling, data center cooling, retrofit, top trends, R22

By the Numbers: Cooling System Upgrades

by Jodi Holland on 1/22/19 8:03 AM

Earlier this month we took a look at CRAC and CRAH upgrades. Just how many data centers are taking the plunge and either retrofitting or upgrading? This infographic flyer from Vertiv takes a look at current thermal upgrade activity.

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Topics: efficient data center cooling, energy cost, data center cooling, vertiv, retrofit

Performance as Promised

by Jodi Holland on 1/15/19 7:52 AM

You probably see products with certifications everywhere. From Energy Star on your refrigerator, to a JD Power rating on your car, a UL Listing on your lamp. So, what? An organization has slapped a “we certify this product” sticker on the next new thing. What does it mean? Should you care? What clout does this sparkly label carry with it?

When an organization, such as the American Dental Association, allows Crest Toothpaste to put its recognizable “ADA Accepted” logo on their tubes and brushes, they are basically trying to assure you the following:

"Attention consumers. We have done the testing and we have certified that this product effectively achieves what it is says it’s going to do. Don’t feel like you’re taking a huge risk. We are so confident in our rating of this product, we bet our reputation on it."

That is why it is such a big deal that Liebert units from Vertiv became the first U.S.-based computer room air conditioning company to have their products be certified by the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI). As part of their rigorous certification program called Datacom 1360, which is for mission-critical data center and telecom cooling systems, AHRI assures customers that they’re getting the capacity and efficiency from their cooling systems.

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In addition, AHRI’s certification of certain Liebert products further validate Vertiv’s own ratings of their products and performance software, while ensuring product compliance with the industry’s technical standards. And, as the consumer, the certification allows for more effective comparisons between different cooling systems when you are in the decision-making phase.

We encourage you to learn more about the Liebert products that carry the trusted AHRI Certified mark, and what it means for your data center.

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Topics: cooling, AHRI, data center cooling

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