Friday, December 12, 2014

Zerto Disaster Recovery / Business Continuity Software for Virtualized Data Centers and Cloud Environments

Zerto provides enterprise-class disaster recovery (DR) and business continuity (BC) software specifically for virtualized data centers and cloud environments. Zerto’s award winning solution provides enterprises with data replication & recovery designed specifically for virtualized infrastructure and the cloud. Zerto Virtual Replication is the industry’s first hypervisor-based replication solution for tier-one applications, replacing traditional array-based BC/DR solutions that were not built to deal with the virtual paradigm.
  • Zerto Disaster Recovery for a Virtualized World Zerto’s award winning hypervisor-based replication software enables alignment of your Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery (BCDR) plan with your IT strategy. By using hypervisor-based data replication, you can reduce DR complexity and hardware costs and still protect your mission-critical virtualized applications.
  • Zerto Replication for VMware Zerto’s replication for VMware enables automated data recovery, failover and failback and lets you select any VM in VMware’s vCenter. It’s that simple – no storage configuration necessary, no agent installation on guest required.
  • Zerto Recovery for Hyper-V Zerto Virtual Replication, the industry’s first hypervisor-based replication solution for VMware environments, is now available for Microsoft Hyper-V. Purpose-built for production workloads and deployed on a virtual infrastructure, Zerto Virtual Replication is the only technology that combines near-continuous replication with block-level, application-consistent data protection across hosts and storage.
  • Zerto Hypervisor Replication Zerto offers a virtual-aware, software-only, tier-one, enterprise-class replication solution purpose-built for virtual environments. By moving replication up the stack from the storage layer into the hypervisor, Zerto created the first and only replication solution that delivers enterprise-class, virtual replication and BC/DR capabilities for the data center and the cloud.

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

Packet Power: Turn Basic PDUs into "Smart PDUs" Minutes

Upgrading your standard un-metered PDU to a fully metered PDU doesn’t have to mean going to the expense of purchasing a new smart PDU along with the costs of adding network cable drops and a massive integration effort with a monitoring program. Packet Power “Smart Cables” simplify the process with the entire solution often costing less than most metered PDUs and can be implemented quickly and easily. 

Packet Power "smart cables"
What is a "Smart Cable"?
Smart Cables are standard power cables with low profile embedded wireless network power monitors. 
  • Provide high accuracy measurements from current (A) to energy usage (kWh)
  • Fail safe design that can never interrupt the current path
  • Available in any plug type from 10-63 Amps and certified for use in most countries

Installing is easy as "1-2-3"...

Cost-Effective Solution: Less Expensive than Metered PDUs without Compromise
Packet-Power-savings.gifDeploying a Smart Cable network is more affordable than you may think. Adding a Smart Cable to your standard PDU often costs far less than many metered PDUs while providing all the functionality. Looking at the total cost of ownership, the Smart Cable scenario becomes more attractive as it has a single IP address and network drop per hundreds of PDUs eliminating the costs of network cables and maintaining a fleet of IP addresses. Also there are no network cable drops needed for Smart Cables. Monitoring also becomes much more affordable as there are no commission or programming costs associated with the Packet Power monitoring solution. Even when using the EMX monitoring portal, licensing fees are a fraction of that of conventional systems, or non-existent when only using the SNMP or ModBus data.

For more information, please call PTS at (201) 337-3833 or visit:

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Upcoming AFCOM Events to Address your Data Center's Daunting Holiday Task List

Do you have upcoming 2015 projects to improve the management and efficiency of your IT & Data Center?
Holiday ChecklistAre you out shopping for Data Center space, hosting and cloud service providers?
Do you need consulting and design help with your next IT or Data Center project?
Do you need help sourcing proven and leading IT and Facilities infrastructure?

Are you looking for help with the maintenance and operations of your mission critical environment?

...then AFCOM Midlantic's Holiday Event & AFCOM NYC/NJ Metro Chapter Expo offer the best way to find the sources and learn from these experts who will be lined them up for you at these events!

You could take your chances hunting the web attempting to find reliable sources to complete your holiday budget or you could come out to network with the best in the industry in a relaxing environment with great food, beverage and holiday cheer, making your year-end tasks seem a whole lot less daunting!


December 4, 2014 (Thursday), 4:00 - 8:00 pm:


December 10, 2014 (Wednesday), 7:30am - 6:00pm:
AFCOM NYC/NJ Metro Chapter Expo

We hope to see you there!

Thursday, November 06, 2014

Rackstuds: The Simpler, Faster, Safer Cage Nut Replacement

Rackstuds cage nut replacement for mounting IT equipment
Rackstuds™ are the revolutionary replacement for cage nuts which are used to mount IT, Pro A/V, Security, and Telecommunications equipment in 19” racks.

Unlike cage nuts, Rackstuds™ go in from the front which greatly simplifies their installation. Cage nuts can be quite tricky to get in, especially when the rack starts to get populated or the rack is in situ with the side panels installed. Rackstuds™ can be installed in seconds and are just as easy to remove and reuse. They’re also tool free.

Visit our Rackstuds Product Page for more information.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Taneja Group Field Report: Massively Scalable, Intrinsically Simple: Tintri’s Low TCO For The Virtualized Data Center

Taneja Group Field Report Tintri Virtualized Data Center Fast-growing virtualized environments present a thorny storage challenge to IT. Whether mission-critical applications with demanding SLAs, VDI rollouts with boot storms, or deploying a private cloud for large dev & test environments: delivering virtualized environments and cloud deployments using traditional storage can stall or break a virtualization project.

Flash technology is certainly part of the solution to performance challenges posed by virtualized workloads, but can be prohibitively expensive to broadly implement across the environment. Although flash can be deployed in a number of targeted ways and placed in the infrastructure, the more it is tied down to specific hosts and workloads, the less benefit it provides to the overall production environment. This in turn causes more management overhead.

Taneja Group ran Tintri VMstore storage through their hands-on validation lab and documented significant large factors of improvement over traditional storage. Those factors accrue through Tintri’s cost-effective acquisition, simplicity and ease of deployment and data migration, effective high performance and availability and smooth expansion over time. This Field Report validates their impressive lab findings: Tintri’s approach provides significantly lower TCO than traditional storage solutions.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Glass Apps Switchable Glass and Film

Glass Apps is the leading provider of Switchable Glass and Film, which changes from clear and opaque states on demand. For more than a decade, Glass Apps switchable glass technology has been utilized for commercial, data center, transportation, healthcare, government, and residential applications.

Glass Apps Smart Glass is a laminated glass product consisting of a Polymer Dispersed Liquid Crystal (PDLC) film sandwiched between two layers of glass and two layers of conductive interlayers. This PDLC film is what allows you to change the visual appearance of the glass from opaque (translucent) to clear (transparent).

Glass Apps switchable glass and film
Before Glass Apps Effect (Clear)
Glass Apps switchable glass and film
After Glass Apps Effect (Opaque)

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

PTS, Tintri, & Veeam LIVE Webinar & Exotic Car Ride! Thursday, October 16th, 2014.

Join us for an exotic ride!
Thursday, October 16, 2014 from 12:00 to 5:00PM EST
(Live Webinar from 2:00 to 3:00)
  PTS Headquarters
16 Thornton Road
 Oakland, NJ 07436

PTS Data Center Solutions, Veeam, and Tintri have teamed up to provide a wide range of capabilities that will help you eliminate storage bottlenecks while also ensuring that your data is easily managed and fully protected-both on and offsite.
Please join us to celebrate our collaboration with a free webinar and hear real-time customer testimonials on how they overcame their data center pain points with PTS Data Center Solutions, Veeam, and Tintri. Webinar will take place at PTS' Headquarters in Oakland, NJ.
Food, drinks, the ability to tour PTS' HQ and Cloud Data Center, and the opportunity to drive one of the exotic sports cars starting from 12:00 noon to 5:00PM, with the Veeam/Tintri presentation and live demonstration commencing promptly at 2:00PM.

For more information, please call us at (201) 337-3833 or learn more at:

Friday, September 19, 2014

Tintri Provides Competitive Edge for
PTS Data Center Solutions’ Hosted Cloud Service

Tintri Multi-Tenancy Storage Delivers High Performance, Management Simplicity, and Comprehensive Visibility for VDI and DR-as-a-Service Offerings

Tintri Case Study: Competitive Edge for PTS Hosted Cloud Service"Tintri’s approach to VM- and application-aware storage is a game changer. It’s giving me a distinct advantage over all of the other cloud providers, and there are a myriad of them out there. With Tintri, we will be one of the first service providers with the ability to do multitenancy for VDI and DR, with a virtually optimized high IOPS array."
Pete Sacco
President and Founder
PTS Data Center Solutions

Key Challenges
  • Experiencing inadequate performance in hosted desktop environment
  • Existing storage platform was difficult to manage
  • Lacked visibility into storage arrays at the VM level for troubleshooting and optimization 
Primary Use Case
  • Cloud-based, hosted desktop virtualization and Disaster Recovery-as-a-service.
Virtualization environment
  • VMware® vSphere™ 5. 5
  • VMware Horizon 6.0
  • Traditional storage: Dell EqualLogic and NetApp FAS arrays
VM profile
  • SQL Server 2008
  • Application Servers 2008r2
    - Veeam Backup
    - SharePoint
  • Web Servers 2008r2
  • Active Directory
  • Virtual Desktop Server 2012 with MS Windows v8.1 Desktops (POC)
Tintri Solution
  • Tintri VMstore™ T650
Business Benefits
  • Obtained higher performance for VDI and DR
  • Increased management simplicity and visibility
  • Provided multi-tenancy, enabling PTS to offer cost-effective DR-as-a-service

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Is it Time to Accessorize your Data Center?

PTS Aurora Wireless Temperature Monitoring Strips
Fashionistas aren't the only ones who have need to accessorize; sometimes data center managers rely on certain accessories that are designed to smooth a data center's daily operations, help things run more efficiently, and even extend the lifespan of their assets. Alongside the main components of a data center, there are other factors that need to be addressed to keep things running, including uninterruptible power, efficient cooling systems, and fire protection, to name a few. Beyond these mission-critical systems, there exists a variety of add-on products that serve specific needs that may apply to your situation.

A few of PTS' recommended data center accessories are as follows:
Use of these accessories may save you time, may save you money, and may even change the way you run your data center's daily operations.  In any case, these, and other accessories, should be considered in all data centers.

Friday, August 01, 2014

Tintri: Smart Storage that Sees, Learns and Adapts

Our clients often come to realize that the performance demands of their virtualized databases, applications, and VDI are not being met by their current IT infrastructure technology. In our experience, we find the culprit to be the storage technology itself.

Tintri Smart StorageTintri is a near "zero" management NFS storage solution built specifically to manage virtual environments for servers, desktops, test development, and production workloads. This means no LUN's, volumes, or tiers to manage. Tintri's file system is built from the ground up, allowing you to solve a lot of the complexities and inefficiencies traditional storage brings to the table.

PTS has partnered with Tintri to make available a no cost nor obligation, proof-of-concept (POC) array to test for yourself. Please contact PTS today to see if you qualify: (201) 337-3833 or email us at:

Friday, June 20, 2014

Slideshow: PTS Data Center Solutions Headquarters and Cloud Data Center (Oakland, NJ)

PTS Data Center Solutions has a new Office Headquarters and Cloud Data Center in Oakland, NJ. To complete the project, PTS relied entirely on in-house expertise to perform planning, facility architectural and engineering through equipment migration planning and execution, and all phases in between. The PTS Headquarters now showcases cutting-edge office space, multiple conference rooms, a functioning NOC (network operations center), an IT build room, and warehouse facilities for PTS’ growing staff of experts.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

PTS Announces Partnership with Intelligent Power Management Provider Enlogic

PTS Data Center Solutions, Inc. is proud to announce a partnership with intelligent power management provider Enlogic Systems. Enlogic continuously releases new & innovative products and their efficient product line reduces energy consumption, which, in turn, cuts utility costs. Enlogic’s award-winning product line of intelligent Power Distribution Units (iPDUs), Energy Meters, Locking Power Cables, and Environmental Sensors are designed to simplify rack management by providing automated real-time threat alerts, and capacity and load balancing data for energy use optimization and control.
Enlogic iPDU Features
Enlogic iPDU Features
For more information, please call us at (201) 337-3833 or visit:

Thursday, March 06, 2014

Issue of Comatose Servers & Findings in Uptime's Data Center Survey 2013 Report

In reading Uptime’s Data Center Survey 2013 report, the below stats from the report seem silly since there are simple inexpensive solutions to audit, identify and eliminate comatose servers.

 • 43% of respondents have no scheduled audit of their server environment
 • 33% of respondents report > 5% comatose servers
 • Decommissioning (1U) servers can result in a savings of $500 per year in energy costs, an additional $500 in operating system licenses and $1,500 in hardware maintenance costs.

In the Northeast, utilities such as ConEd, NYSERDA and PECO offer attractive incentives for eliminating comatose servers as well as virtualizing underutilized IT equipment so why are many still sitting on the sidelines in addressing this issue?

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

PTS Data Center Solutions Moves to a New Headquarters and Cloud Data Center in Oakland, NJ

PTS Data Center Solutions moves to Oakland, NJPTS Data Center Solutions, a turnkey solutions provider offering expertise in IT, cabling, and facilities, relocates its headquarters to 16 Thornton Road, in the McBride Corporate Park in Oakland, NJ, 07436, to facilitate its growth and expansion in a wide array of services available to its customers.

After almost 15 years of operating out of Franklin Lakes, NJ, the PTS companies including PTS Data Center Solutions, Inc., PTS Information Technology Solutions Group, Inc., and PTS Design & Engineering, Inc., relocated its headquarters to a completely renovated 45,000 square foot facility located in nearby Oakland, NJ.

PTS cutting edge office environment
PTS' New Cutting-Edge Office Environment

From start to finish, PTS relied entirely on in-house expertise for the new innovative and technology-centric headquarters. PTS staff handled planning, facility architectural and engineering, network and IT systems design and implementation, data cable plant and pathway design and installation, facility construction management, commissioning, and equipment migration planning and execution.