Is Your Organization Due for a Data Center Upgrade?

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It is 2014, are you still running Windows 3.0 on a Pentium 486? No? What about your data center? With the recent advances in technology is it time to upgrade your data center? Are you getting notices from manufacturers that they will no longer support your equipment?

Upgrading now is the financially responsible way to go. It can cost up to four times more to recover from a “data center disaster” last minute, than it can to do a planned upgrade. There are many gains to upgrading your data center: efficiency, heat density, redundancy and control being some of the top benefits.

We constantly upgrade laptops, desktops, terminals and the software needed for our employees, so why wait to upgrade our data center, the very lifeline to our business.
Here are the 7 steps to a data center upgrade:

1. Assessment: Identify deficiencies & determine the requirements.
2. Schematic Design: Review load requirements, evaluate technologies & systems options (modularity, redundancy, efficiency).
3. Design Development: Develop design concept, review and develop project budgets.
4. Construction Documents: Finalize designs & develop construction drawings and specifications.
5. Construction and Implementation: Execute the plan, develop method of procedures for existing facilities.
6. Commissioning: Perform integrated systems testing.
7. Project Closeout: Client training and operations manuals.

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Data Specialties Inc. to Exhibit at SC13

Data Specialties Inc. will be exhibiting at the Supercomputing (SC) Conference for the first time in Denver, Colorado from November 18 – November 22.  Located at booth 4226 in the exhibit hall, DSI will be providing attendees with information around data center build and design!

Steve Borley, Managing Director of DSI said, “DSI is excited to be a part of this show as a first time exhibitor.  We consider this show to be a great opportunity for us to meet and connect with those in the technology industry, while being able to promote our brand!”

SC13 is expecting more than 350 exhibitors and over 10,000 participants.

About Data Specialties Inc.

Data Specialties Inc. was founded in 1991 to serve the electrical and communications systems needs of U.S. corporations, but has matured into one of the country’s most successful data center design/build companies. We have stayed abreast of the dynamic technology, climate and security control, reliability assurances and political realities that our clients face – and have become a leader among data center design-build and electrical/cabling specialists. Today we manage all aspects of site selection, design, construction, commissioning and maintenance of mission-critical data centers. We also continuously anticipate future developments, ensuring that our designs deliver the reliability through redundancy that clients expect now and the scalability and flexibility to accommodate future moves, adds and changes.

About SC13

SC13, sponsored by the ACM (Association for Computing Machinery) and the IEEE Computer Society, offers a complete technical education program and exhibition to showcase the many ways high performance computing, networking, storage and analysis lead to advances in scientific discovery, research, education and commerce. This premier international conference includes a globally attended technical program, workshops, tutorials, a world-class exhibit area, demonstrations and opportunities for hands-on learning. For more information on SC13, please visit: