Data Center World Global Conference 2017

Data Specialties Inc. once again participated in the Data Center World Global Conference for 2017 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. The theme this year was Data, Automation and Scale: Building and Managing the Data Center of the Future.

DataCenterDynamics Webscale

DSI_Press_Release_GraphicJuly 19-20, 2016 | San Jose Convention Center, CA

Data Specialties Inc. is pleased to announce our participation at the DCD Webscale conference and expo to discuss current trends in data center design & construction.

DCD Webscale will gather 1200+ senior business, operations and technology professionals from the world’s largest internet companies to discuss the future of digital infrastructure in the Zettabyte era.

The 2-day conference program will run separate content tracks on Design + Build, Colo + Cloud, Open-Source, Software-Defined, Servers + Storage, Power + Cooling, Security + Risk, and Core > Edge.

If you would like to hear more about DSI’s involvement at DCD Webscale, please contact us.

Datacenter Dynamics Converged San Francisco July 30-31

Come connect with Data Specialties Inc. at Datacenter Dynamics Converged in San Francisco at booth #602.


Datacenter Dynamics Converged (Booth #602)
Marriott Marquis, San Francisco
July 30 – July 31, 2015

If you need a pass to come and see us at the event, let us know and we will get one out to you. Thank you and we hope to see you there!

DSI To Attend 7×24 Exchange SoCal July Meeting


7×24 Exchange Southern California July 2015 Meeting

Clean Energy in the Data Center – What Are The Tangible Benefits

Limited Space With 80 Seats Kindly RSVP As Soon As Possible

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Time: 3:30 – 5:30 p.m.

Venue: UC Irvine’s University Club The Library

801 E. Peltason Dr. Irvine, CA 92697

This is purely an opportunity to network, share information and socialize. There’s no selling, no pressure and only an expectation to network, have fun and enjoy some great food and drink!




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Road Trip to Data Center World 2015 – Las Vegas

DSI Facts:


DSI will be at Data Center World & Interop 2015 in Las Vegas, NV!

Data Specialties Inc. invites you to visit us at one of our upcoming Las Vegas shows!

DSI at Data Center World

Data Center World (Booth #1213)
The Mirage, Las Vegas, NV
April 21 – 22nd, 2015

*DSI team members in attendance: Steve Borley (Managing Director), Jeff McCartney (Business Development), Sharon Tye (Southern California Business Development) & Ying Vang (Service Sales Manager)


Interop (Booth #1117)
Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas, NV
April 28 – 30th, 2015

*DSI team members in attendance: Steve Borley (Managing Director), Jeff McCartney (Business Development) & Mike Shipman (Director of New Business)

If you need a ticket to come and see us at the event, let us know and we will get one out to you.

We look forward to meeting you all!

For more information about our Data Center Design / Build Capabilities, please click here to view flyer.

Join DSI at the 2015 BICSI Winter Conference & Exhibition in Orlando, FL!

Come visit Data Specialties Inc. from Feb 23rd to Feb 25th at the BICSI Winter conference in Orlando, FL at the Orlando World Center Marriott Resort & Convention Center, Booth 1307. In attendance from Data Specialties Inc. will be Steve Borley (Managing Director), Jeff McCartney (Business Development Manager) & Sharon Tye (California Business Development).

If you need a pass to come and see us at the event please email or call and we will be happy to get one out to you.

Hope to see you there.

For more information about the show go here:

Understanding Data Center Tiers


What is a data center Tier?

The Telecommunications Industry Association, in 2005, published the Telecommunications Infrastructure Standard for Data Centers (ANSI/TIA-942) and since then has been amended in 2008 and again in 2010, giving Data Centers 4 Tiers. Tier 1 being the most basic and Tier 4 being the most redundant, complex and expensive.

Here is a basic breakdown of the Tiers:

Tier 1 = Non-redundant capacity (single uplink & Servers)
Tier 2 = Tier 1 + Redundant site infrastructure
Tier 3 = Tier 1 + Tier 2 + Dual-powered equipment & multiple uplinks
Tier 4 =  Tier 1 + Tier 2 + Tier 3 + all components are fully fault-tolerant including uplinks, storage, chillers, HVAC systems, severs and everything is dual-powered.

What does this really mean? A lot of it has to do with negating downtown and creating redundancy, reliability and maintainability.

Tier 1: trying to ensure 99.671% availability.
Tier 2: trying to ensure 99.741% availability.
Tier 3: trying to ensure 99.982% availability.
Tier 4: trying to ensure 99.995% availability.

These percentages do not seem like a big difference but you must consider that there are 525,600 minutes in a year so acceptable downtime translates into:

Tier 1 allows for 1729 minutes of downtime.
Tier 2 allows for 1361 minutes of downtime.
Tier 3 allows for 94 minutes of downtime.
Tier 4 allows for 26 minutes of downtime.

The official certifying body is the Uptime Institute found here: Hopefully this clarifies the difference in Data center tiers for your new or upgraded data center. If you have more specific questions feel free to email them to

Data Center Security

Data_Center_SecurityA company’s data center  is the lifeblood of its operations. Data Specialties Inc. recognizes that the information stored and continuously passing through the data center represents our clients’ most valuable commodity.

Our data center security systems help protect the data from intrusion or theft. Data Specialties Inc. incorporates proven and reliable structural components into our clients’ data centers. The benefits of our designs and the reliability of our security and fire protection systems depend on quick human responses.

Here are 3 questions our clients have about protecting their data center and the security required for their data center:

  1. Do I need the latest security equipment, like retina scanners and fingerprint readers?
  2. Within a high-traffic colocation environment, what is the best way to protect my clients from one another?
  3. What is the right amount of data to retain on our system?

Data Center Security Services:

o   Alarm
o   Biometrics
o   Card access
o   Entry control
o   Glass break
o   Monitoring
o   Motion detection