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.


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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Data Specialties Inc. Helps IBM Save Energy

IBM’s Silicon Valley Labs campus in San Jose, Ca.

Despite being just a mid-sized data center design-build firm, Data Specialties Inc. is very good at being able to play with the “big boys”. Larger corporations trust what DSI can do and hire us to take care of important needs within their data center platform. Such was the case with a recent project that Data Specialties helped IBM with. IBM was tasked with the need to reduce energy use and costs at their Silicon Valley Labs server room in San Jose, Ca. Installing a cold aisle containment process was the solution in this particular project and IBM utilized the collaborated services of Fluor and Data Specialties Inc. to perform the installation of a Polargy cold aisle containment system.

IBM’s Silicon Valley Labs (formerly known as Santa Teresa) is nestled in the country side just south of the foot hills at the north end of the Coyote Valley in south San Jose; it employs 1,300 people, and is where much of the software for IBM systems is developed. IBM’s invention of the hard drive first happened at the Silicon Valley Labs in 1952. The new cold aisle containment system has been in place for 6 weeks. Lynn Guest, IBM’s Energy Coordinator for the San Jose site has been monitoring the energy usage before and after the installation. She has indicated that this single cold aisle containment system will produce a total energy savings of 146 kilowatt hours or $11,000 per year. This will produce a payback of the cost of the system in about 3.2 years.*

Read the official press release here. press release.

Like all projects that DSI is a part of, this will not only add value to the end-user’s (IBM) ROI, but also minimize environmental impact of the data center for years to come, creating a benefit scale that is two fold. To read more about DSI’s corporate responsibility to environmental impact, click here. For more information on IBM’s commitment to conserve more energy click here.

* information compiled from internal IBM correspondence.

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!”