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™


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™



Data Specialties Inc. – Thank You 2012, Hello 2013! – a year in review

2013-Happy New Year from DSI2013 could very well be the year of the “Data Center”, or at least data center technologies and advancements.  According to Data Center Knowledge, sales picked up in the second half of 2012, and many vendors report that customers are finally starting to understand the value in operating their own data centers. Data Center Knowledge published an article about 10 predictions for the data center market and DCIM in 2013.  (Read it here.)

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Data Center Design-Build Firm, Data Specialties Inc., enters 4th Quarter with Strong and Consistent Sales and Marketing Efforts that Proved Beneficial in 2012.



Data Center Design/Build Firm, Data Specialties Inc., enters 4th Quarter with Strong and Consistent Sales and Marketing Efforts that Proved Beneficial in 2012.


Orange County, CA – September 20, 2012 – Data Specialties Inc. (DSI) a nationwide data center design-build firm head quartered in Orange County, CA, heads into 4th quarter 2012 with strong and consistent sales numbers and a pipeline of high profile projects resulting from its aggressive marketing efforts. DSI, who earlier this year augmented its sales and marketing division with key personnel and marketing pros, has seen substantial gain in its national footprint and industry demand as a result of a highly focused marketing and public relations campaign. As a result, DSI’s local and national footprint continues to increase its presence in the regional and national data center market.

As the year comes into the final quarter, DSI is still meeting its objectives with a continued presence at trade shows.  Having recently opened an office in St. Louis, MO, Midwest and East coast trade shows are now on the company’s radar. DSI will be exhibiting in Nashville, TN from September 30-October 2nd at the AFCOM Data Center World Fall 2012 Convention and at the Healthcare Design Conference in Phoenix, AZ on November 3-6th.  “We’ve had a busy year at the various shows”, says Steve Borley, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, “but PR and marketing efforts can never slow down; they are one of the most important responsibilities of any company, and while at times intangible, the results (or lack thereof) are not.”  Data Specialties Inc. is already planning a full calendar of trade shows and revised sales and marketing objectives for the upcoming year and, President of Data Specialties Inc., Phil Rafferty, is happy to head into 2013 leading a strong and results focused team.

For more information on Data Specialties Inc., visit their website at or contact toll free at 800-454-5164.


Data Center Design-Build Firm, Data Specialties Inc., Opens Office in St. Louis, MO



Contact:  Lance Morcos, DSI Design/Marketing Coordinator at (714) 523-8489

Orange County, CA – August 27, 2012 – Data Specialties Inc. (DSI) has been providing nationwide data center design-build services for over 20 years from its headquarters in Orange County, California.  Due to the strong growth of company demand and the increase in data center activity in the eastern half of the country, DSI sought an anchored presence in the midland region to better serve its clients and existing projects in middle America.  Having existing office locations in Phoenix, Arizona, Sacramento and Orange County, California, St. Louis was an attractive central location due to DSI’s targeted expansion into the nearby regions of Illinois, Indiana, Texas, Ohio, Nebraska, and Georgia.

“With a home base that can serve and focus on the central part of the United States, we will be on track towards our projected growth of doubling the size of our market share and creating a truly national footprint over the next two years”, states Steve Borley, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Data Specialties Inc.

In order to bring the same level of industry knowledge and expertise to the central part of the states, DSI has recruited a few of the industry’s top talent already rooted in the local area.  Jon Jonz, newly appointed Regional Manager for DSIs St. Louis office, has over 20 years of experience in the construction and data center services industry. Jonz’s most recent experience includes the organization and start-up of a data center consulting firm and he is active in numerous regional data center organizations, including AFCOM, in addition to being a founding member of the St. Louis Gateway Board of Directors. He regularly speaks at trade shows and corporate events across the country, and is a recognized expert in the areas of cooling and power efficiency. Jonz will be responsible for the general management and sales efforts of the St. Louis office.

Mike Balles is a 28-year veteran of the data center industry and the Technical Manager for DSI – St. Louis. He specializes in the planning and design of technical facilities as well as the design and construction of data centers, network switching facilities, call centers, cable television head-ends, cell sites, and healthcare facilities.  Balles’s career includes work as lead designer and project manager for several design, engineering, and data center design/build firms. He is also a member of a number of construction and data center service organizations.

Kevin Mattison is the Construction Manager for DSI’s St. Louis office.  For the past decade, Kevin has been managing construction of ground-up and renovation projects for mission critical facilities and has more than 30 years of hands on experience in the field.

With its new facility now open and fully staffed with local area data center professionals, DSI is ready and able to fulfill Midwest, as well as east coast, data center projects and inquiries.  With licensing in over 24 states, Data Specialties Inc. is officially standing strong as a nationwide data center design-build construction firm.

For more information on Data Specialties Inc., visit their website at or contact them toll free at 800-454-5164.


Data Specialties Inc. hosts modular power systems and Generac generator truck Demo

Data Specialties Inc. wishes to thank the generous folks at Generac for bringing out the generator demo truck to showcase at DSI’s offices this morning. Data Specialties Inc., along with Generac, hosted an informative generator truck demo and viewing that included mobile generator power presentations from right inside this 18 wheeler generator truck and breakfast treats for DSI staff, engineers, and VIP associates and colleagues.

Data Specialties frequently hosts informative showcase/product info events in partnership with our various suppliers and vendors. To be notified and invited to such events, join our mailing/invitation list here. Data Specialties Inc. proudly promotes and participates in the latest learning and educational advancements for products and trends relating to the data center and mission critical facilities industry.

Data Specialties Inc. Builds Data Centers for Major Companies – AAA, ABC Studios, Dreamworks, IBM, Cal State Long Beach, Verizon, Disney Studios, and more.

How does a mid size data center design and build construction company win over the big boys to build data centers for larger, very high profile companies? Simple – expertise, service, and commitment. Data Specialties has been around for over 20 years and during that time we have built and maintained a reputation for being experts in the field of data center construction and design, as well as being known for a commitment to high standards and ethics, customer service, and reliability. Data Specialties has designed, built, or upgraded data center facilities for companies such as ABC Studios, Dreamworks Studios, El Pollo Loco, IBM, Cal State Long Beach, Verizon, Walt Disney Studios, and many more. Our high profile clients trust us with their most intricate mission critical projects because of who we are, all we know, and how we work. As a company, Data Specialties Inc. is committed to building environmentally conscious, highly efficient, scalable data centers that stay on point with the latest technologies and advancements of the IT industry as a whole. For a list of more of our notable clients visit our clients/projects page here. If you are a company in need of data center design/build services, please contact us. Think about this: “If the Walt Disney Company can trust us with their mission critical facilities, so can you!”

Visit Us at Interop 2012 Las Vegas – The Leading IT Conference and Expo!

Interop 2012

Visit DSI at Interop 2012 in Las Vegas - Booth #2259!

Visit Data Specialties Inc. (DSI) in Las Vegas on May 8-10, 2012 as we exhibit at Interop IT Conference and Expo at The Mandalay Bay Convention Center (Booth #2259). Trade show hours are 10AM – 5PM Tuesday and Wednesday and 10AM – 3:30 PM on Thursday.  Stop by our booth for information, prize and raffle drawings throughout the event dates, and a special happy hour booth crawl on Wednesday May 9th from 3:30 – 5:00 PM. Email for more details or a free pass to the Expo.