Category Archives: Premise IT

The versatile micro data center

Micro data centers differentiate themselves from other prefabricated designs with their ability to pack a lot into a very small environment. For example, one of these data centers can include 20 servers that harness virtualization technology, switches that take up only one or two rack units, cooling and a UPS system. Need more than that? Just add another box. This method is quick to deploy, highly scalable and creates a uniform design so technology support knows exactly what’s going on.

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Three Pillars of Modern Data Center Operations

Modern enterprise data centers are some of the most technically sophisticated business activities on earth. Ironically enough, they are also often bastions of inefficiency, with equipment utilization much below ten percent and 30 percent of the servers in those facilities being comatose (using electricity but performing no useful information services). The operators of these facilities also struggle to keep pace with rapid changes in deployments of computing equipment.

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PTS and Panasonic Event (1/7/2016): Physical Security in the Public Sector

PTS and Panasonic Physical Security Event
Panasonic Headquarters, Newark, NJ
January 7, 2016, from 11:00am to 2:00pm

Please join PTS Data Center Solutions, Panasonic, FST Biometrics, and Dell in welcoming the new year by exploring enhanced security technologies for a safer work environment.

Our guest, Aida Sanchez, will be presenting: “Building Bridges: Teaching the Public Sector How to Leverage the Best-in-Class Commercial Technologies”

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Does Your Organization Still Lack Basic Controls to Protect Unattended Workstations?

For years, analysts have been reporting on the risks of unattended employee workstations. For example, a user who sits down at a co-worker’s PC could access sensitive data, send email from the PC owner’s account or even introduce malware into the network. To make matters worse, such misuse of an unattended workstation is difficult to detect and prove.

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Free IT Assessment: How Optimal is Your IT Environment?

The IT Solution Experts at PTS are offering an innovative, new, complimentary assessment service: the PTS Virtual Environment Performance Analysis, or VEPA.

As part of your Free IT Assessment, PTS will:

  • Furnish software tools to scan your existing IT environment
  • Offer guidance in performing the scan
  • Provide a detailed report with the resulting accumulated metrics
  • Review the results in terms of impact to your business
  • Recommend the optimal balance of physical, virtual, and hyperconverged infrastructure

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Seamlessly Integrated Physical Security Solutions

PTS Physical Security Solutions offers a turnkey solution to address all your physical security needs. Utilizing cutting edge technologies offered by our partners, PTS offers the following solutions: Video Surveillance, Access Control, and Central Management. PTS’s primary Physical Security platform is Genetec’s Security Center (Unified Platform), which has applications for Video Surveillance, Door Access control, License Plate Recognition, Alarm Panel Integration and other third party capabilities. These applications are all viewable on one simple Customer Interface.

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Conducting Your “Power Due Diligence” When Acquiring Existing Data Centers

There are a lot of approaches to expanding data center capacity – build new, upgrade existing infrastructure, establish colocation facilities. Each has its pros and cons. But larger companies, whether large data users or data services providers, often have the opportunity to acquire the data center assets of another firm. Perhaps the company is expanding through acquisition or is making a strategic move to expand to another market and sees an acquisition as a quick expansion path.

Data center power, from power distribution to power protection, is part of the due diligence required, and goes far beyond just assessing the age of the backup generator or power protection and distribution equipment.

 

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Amazon Wants to Replace the Enterprise Data Center

You often hear experts talk about hybrid IT infrastructure, a combination of in-house data center resources and cloud services hosted by outside providers, as the ultimate enterprise IT setup that enables a company to leverage the benefits of cloud’s agility but retain the control of on-premise infrastructure.

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SingleHop Opens Chicago Data Center

Hosted private cloud and managed hosting provider SingleHop has launched its largest data center to date in a ten-year $30 million investment with Digital Realty Trust in the Chicago area. The new 13,000 square foot white space has capacity for up to 20,000 servers and is adjacent to expansion space for another 10,000 square feet.

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