Vertiv to Become Publicly Traded Company

by Vertiv on 12/11/19 8:07 AM

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Columbus, Ohio Dec. 10, 2019 – Vertiv Holdings LLC (“Vertiv”), a Platinum Equity portfolio company, and a global provider of critical digital infrastructure and continuity solutions, today announced it will become a publicly traded company through a merger with GS Acquisition Holdings Corp (NYSE: GSAH, GSAH.U, GSAH WS), a special purpose acquisition company co-sponsored by an affiliate of The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. and David M. Cote. Mr. Cote, CEO of GSAH and former Executive Chairman of the Board and CEO of Honeywell, will serve as Executive Chairman of Vertiv. Vertiv's existing management team will continue to be led by 30-year industry veteran CEO Rob Johnson. The transaction is expected to close in the first quarter of 2020 and at close Vertiv’s stock will trade under the ticker symbol NYSE: VRT.

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Topics: Data Center, vertiv

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

The Gift of a Look Into the Future

by Mike Beck on 12/14/17 8:14 AM

Don’t you just love this time of year? The excitement of the holidays and no pressure at all because you’ve got all the IT projects for 2017 wrapped up, right? Well, consider this Vertiv™ blogpost a fancily wrapped present, just for you (and your IT department)... It’s a look into the future of what 2018 will bring, so you don’t have to worry about what will blindside you in the coming year. Our friends at Vertiv™, who have done a great job being defined as the data center industry thought leader, have these great insights to offer. In addition to a whole array of new CRAC and CRAH units, UPS Systems, and other data center infrastructure equipment, they are positioned as your data center expert to help you save money, time, and energy.2018 Data Center Trends

Please enjoy this short read and let us know your thoughts. One thing that caught my attention was that higher densities are arriving. In my career, this has been one of the most talked about and planned for issues, but seldom seems to materialize. Do you think we are there? Let us know.

We at DVL wish all of you a very happy holiday, and hopefully, with the Vertiv™ insight, we’ve helped your company prepare for a happy new year.

Take a peak at 2018's data center trends.

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Topics: Data Center, vertiv

When Consolidating Your Data Center Infrastructure, Don’t Overlook Your IT Management Processes

by Emerson Network Power on 9/21/16 11:23 AM

UMG-consolidated.jpgFor most IT execs and managers, job performance is measured on the efficiency of data center operations. Unfortunately, the complexity of modern data centers sure doesn’t make it easy to be efficient. The endless business demands for services mean IT is constantly adding, changing, updating and decommissioning a multitude of hardware and software assets...

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Topics: Data Center, data center infrastructure management, IT

Are You Taking Good Care of Your Data Center?

by Emerson Network Power on 7/13/16 8:40 AM

One of the things we often take for granted is our health. We tend to neglect things like taking our vitamins, eating right or visiting our doctor regularly. For enterprises, taking care of our data center’s health is critical. An ailing data center can have disastrous effects to your business. In fact, the 2016 Ponemon Institute study on data center downtime found that a minute of downtime leads to a loss of up to $8,851.

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So what can you do to keep your data center healthy? Simple: Preventive Maintenance (PM). Just like regular visits to the doctor, original equipment manufacturer (OEM)-trained technicians can help you diagnose possible issues within your critical infrastructure and resolve it promptly through systematic inspections, detection and correction of failures. What’s more, routine maintenance increases the life of your equipment by identifying needed repairs and upgrades.

PM covers all aspects of your critical infrastructure, from power, cooling to electrical systems. Note, though, that the same Ponemon Institute study found that UPS battery failure remains to be the leading cause of data center downtime and attention should be given to servicing your UPS.

The idea of having a PM strategy in your organization’s critical infrastructure sounds straightforward, but is often overlooked by decision-makers either due to lack of available resources or priority. True enough, we’ve all been guilty of neglecting to undergo “maintenance” even in our daily lives. Can you think of an instance when you’ve put off having your car serviced by professionals, either because you lack time or are simply too lazy to do so? Or the time when you decided to delay going to your dentist until your tooth starts to ache and it’s too late?

A good PM strategy involves understanding the performance of each aspect of your critical infrastructure. For example, the ideal PM for your UPS is four times a year, while for your thermal management units require more attention with six times a year. This is something that you have to discuss with your OEM-technician. Regardless, regular PM increases the Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF) of your equipment. A higher MTBF means a more reliable unit.

I talk more about having a good PM strategy in this article.

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Topics: Data Center, UPS

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