Data Center Cooling

Data Center Cooling Data center electrical systems, as well as the computers and other equipment they supply, generate thousands of watts of heat. Using computational fluid dynamics, Data Specialties Inc. excels in pinpointing the sources and flow of heat within a data center and installing the mechanical systems necessary to keep the facility running within a safe, cost-effective and manageable temperature range. Data center cooling is critical for new designs and of the utmost importance in upgrading existing data centers.

Here are 3 questions our clients have about data center cooling and mechanical systems:

1. Does the existing mechanical systems offer optimal efficiency?
2. Should I look at hot aisle or cold aisle for my containment strategy?
3. How best to I approach modular design and build of my new mechanical system?

Data Center Cooling Services:
o Hot/cold aisle
o Airflow management
o Containment
o Environmental air conditioning systems
o CRAC units
o Economizers
o Direct Expansion, glycol, evaporative, and chilled water systems
o In-row cooling
o Rear door heat exchangers
o Automation and controls

Data Center Construction

Data_Center_PreconstructionAs the final stage in our data center design/build projects – or as a construction management contractor – Data Specialties Inc. provides turn-key services to meet the client’s performance requirements and to deliver a facility built to the approved design specifications. Today’s mission critical facilities provide for around-the-clock performance, 365 uninterrupted days a year.

Data Specialties Inc. brings each client the experience of completing projects nationwide, with each project representing the latest in planning and data center construction expertise. Our team of construction managers, advisers, and experts oversee all materials, equipment, personnel, processes, and specialty services required for final turn-over of your data center.

Data Specialties Inc. was founded to design and build data centers. We have developed our leading design-build capabilities in pace with ever-changing technologies and new demands from our clients’ high-technology facilities.

Here are three reasons why our clients choose our approach to construction:

1. There is a single source controlling the project and holding team members accountable.
2. We save time on the project by shortening the design, bid and procurement processes – often by 20 to 30%.
3. The budget is lower: fewer entities, fewer markups, less time, and more control.

Data Center Construction Services:
o Construction Management (CM) and coordination services
o Data center construction services
o Financing and real estate services
o Hot site construction services
o Existing data centers moves, adds, changes
o Owners representative services
o Ongoing cost management
o BIM model coordination
o Functional Testing and Commissioning
o LEED and sustainable design certifications
o Migration and consolidation of IT assets
o As-built documentation
o Owner training

Data Center Design

Facility Assessments SmallWorking with the engineering community, Data Specialties Inc. provides professional data center design/build drawings and specifications for the construction of the client’s new, expanded, consolidated or relocated facility. Data Specialties Inc. data center design and construction documents include technical details, schedules, diagrams and specifications necessary to set forth the requirements for construction.

The guiding principals of our design philosophy provide for a modular, scalable approach in conjunction with the requirements of energy-efficient design. The result is a mission-critical environment that can grow with the demands of the business while minimizing its impact to the bottom line.

Our drawings address every aspect of the project’s architectural, structural, electrical, mechanical, security and fire protection requirements. We also provide general specifications and contract provisions for all vendors and trade contractors. These instructions set forth the specific requirements for bid submission, award of contract, progress payments, change order applications, scheduling, quality control, start-up, testing, and as-built documentation, as well as operations and maintenance manual standards.

Here are 3 reasons our clients use our design services:

1. A comprehensive design approach means more accurate, lower bids.
2. Our attention to detail and coordination of disciplines create reduced RFI’s and change orders.
3. Design approach future-proofs your facility and ensures lasting value from the investment.

Data Center Design Services:
o Schematic Design
o Design Development
o Construction Documents
o Electrical engineering
o Mechanical engineering
o Fire detection and suppression
o Building management and monitoring
o Access control and CCTV
o Planning and Zoning reviews
o Permitting
o CAD/3D/BIM modeling
o Owner’s representative services

Data Specialties Inc. to attend 2013 7X24 Spring Conference as an IBM Business Partner

We will be attending the 2013 7X24 Spring Conference (End-to-End Reliability: Driving Performance) from June 2-5 in Boca Raton, Florida. The conference will be held at the Boca Raton Resort & Club. Come learn about End-to End Reliability with Mission Critical Facilities. We hope to see you there.

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Data Specialties Inc. becomes an approved Trade Ally of Ameren Missouri

St. Louis, MO: Data Specialties Inc., has announced that it is an approved Trade Ally of Ameren Missouri, allowing them to participate in Ameren’s BizSavers program.

The BizSavers program (http://www.ameren.com/sites/AUE/UEfficiency/businessenergyefficiency/Pages/BusinessTradeAllyNetwork.aspx) offers cash incentives and technical assistance to small businesses, commercial, and industrial electric customers to help them reduce energy consumption and costs.

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Data Specialties Inc. is a national data center services company that will provide data center optimization and efficiency services under the program.

“Data Centers are historically designed for reliability over efficiency, and our mission within the program is to help our customers achieve both.”

“With the growing importance of information processing to our nation’s economy, businesses are using more powerful IT equipment. We are glad to encourage our customers to upgrade their IT equipment and data centers through cash incentives for improved energy efficiency,” said Shelly Hendry, program manager of the BizSavers Program, “allowing them to minimize their energy costs while continuing to meet their computing and analytical business needs.”

The Ameren Missouri Trade Ally Network gives DSI an edge in making their business readily accessible to customers seeking data center energy efficiency equipment and specialists.

“We are excited about the opportunity to provide energy efficient solutions to our customers within the Ameren footprint. And most importantly, to help bring incentives to encourage them to be as efficient as they can be.”

For more information about Data Specialties Inc. and their focus on energy efficiency, you can read their corporate responsibility statement here www.webuilddatacenters.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/CRS_2013B.pdf, or visit their website at www.webuilddatacenters.com.

Data Specialties Inc. exhibiting at Afcom’s Data Center World Las Vegas 2013

Afcom’s Data Center World 2013 at Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas, Nevada is just a week away. April 28 – May 2, 2013. Come see us in Booth #1027 and see how DSI can help with your Data Center Solutions. We look forward to seeing you there. We Build Data Centers™

http://www.datacenterworld.com/spring2013/

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Data Specialties Inc. Practices What We Preach… Green Cars!!

DSI practices what we preach. We have begun to refresh our fleet of SUV’s and have chosen the Nissan Altima as our “go to” car for Estimators, Regional Manager’s and Sales People, bridging the gap between efficiency and performance. At Data Specialties Inc., We Think Green, Go Green and Live Green… We Build Data Centers™

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Data Specialties Inc. Two-Booth Approach at HIMSS 2013 a Success!

Data Specialties, Inc. was among the list of 1,200 exhibitors at last week’s HIMSS 2013 (Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society) conference in New Orleans, Louisiana.  But they were among only a handful of professional design/build contractors supporting the over 34,000 attendees that made their way to the conference.

This year’s theme was “Health IT: Right Time. Right Place. It’s On.”  The one millions square foot show floor was filled with new tech from the likes of Agfa Healthcare, IBM, Hewlett-Packard, and Palantir, all promising to power next-gen health care.

Within the data center services sphere, companies such as Peak Uptime, Razor Insights, Charter Business, and SSI found their place in the exhibit hall.

DSI took a two-booth approach, staffing locations at either end of the exhibit hall to maximize the company’s exposure.  “We felt like this would provide us the best opportunity to reach out to the highest number of attendees about data center consulting and design/build services” said Steve Borley, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for DSI.

According to a HIMSS survey, roughly half of healthcare industry CIOs said their IT budgets would definitely increase this year, and another 29 percent said expenditures would likely go up.

The number of healthcare professions seeking DSI’s data center services supported these percentages.  Overwhelmingly, the majority of end users saw a correlation between IT spending and a net impact on their data centers.  According to Jeff McCartney, Western Region Business Development Manager for DSI, booth activity “…was clearly driven by the need for additional capacity in terms of space, power or cooling to support new IT initiatives.”

Timing within the healthcare was another takeaway.  “There are still many healthcare organizations out there,” McCartney said, “that have delayed upgrades as long as they can.  The flood of IT projects is pushing the tipping point.  In healthcare, this is the year of the data center.”

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Data Specialties ranks #17 in Phoenix Business Journal’s List of Top Electrical Contractors

Chris Bibeau, CDCDP, Regional Manager for Data Specialties, Inc. (Arizona Office) is proud to announce that DSI has been ranked #17 for Top Electrical Contractors in Phoenix Business Journal’s 2013 Book of Lists. We are proud to make the top twenty and hope to continue moving up the list.

IBM/DSI Sparkle!

Data Specialties Inc., (as an IBM business partner), recently secured a data center renovations project for nationwide diamond engagement ring retailer Helzberg Diamonds.  DSI, as a preferred partner with IBM, will be renovating Helzberg Diamonds’ data center at their corporate office in Kansas City, MO.  The renovation will occur while the data center remains live and thus will take place over the course of several months. The project is slated for completion by 3rd quarter of 2013.

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