Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Webinar: Data Center Development Innovation for the New Age of Facilities

How Edge Data Center Solutions are Evolving for New End User Needs 

What You’ll Learn: 

  • Why do edge facilities require more customization? 
  • What does that mean for design strategy and delivery speeds? 
  • Are virtually integrated edge facilities the future? 
  • What could that mean for construction and development in the sector? 
  • How do on-prem facilities plan to evolve in both dense and secondary markets? 
  • How are IT loads and management services being integrated into future solutions while keeping operations in mind? 
  • How does the expansion of the cloud impact on-prem and edge facilities? 
  • What are end users doing to migrate successfully today? 

Sponsored by PTS Data Center Solutions 
Recorded: Tuesday, April 20, 2021 

Pete Sacco PTS Data Center Solutions Webinar
How You’ll Do More Business: 

Learn how end users and providers are determining cloud or on-prem strategies for new facilities coming online, how fully integrated edge developments have changed the need for on-prem solutions, who are changing their migration to the cloud and where the opportunities are for expansions. 

Who You’ll Meet: 

VP Design and Construction, director of operations, head of facilities, end users, GC’s, architects, IT directors, engineers, providers and owners 

Why You Should Attend: 

Learn how edge facilities can providing an alternative solution to the cloud, what vertically integrated data centers look like and how end users are choosing their capacity plans. 

Speakers and Panels

  • Pete Sacco - Founder & President, PTS Data Center Solutions, Inc. 
  • Marissa Jules - Director, Architecture & Infrastructure, Georgia Institute of Technology 
  • Rajesh Gopinath - Product Leader, Bloom Energy
  • Phillip Marangells - EdgeConneX

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Tuesday, March 23, 2021

The Key to Cutting Data Center Construction Costs? Use Minimal Infrastructure

The average enterprise data center costs between $10 million and $12 million per megawatt to build, with costs typically front-loaded onto the first few megawatts of deployment. What's more, the typical edge data center costs between $8 million and $9 million. And if data center builders want to keep a lid on ever-rising costs, they need to keep the installation of supporting infrastructure to a minimum from the outset.

That’s the advice of seasoned data center builder Peter Sacco, founder and CEO of PTS Data Center Solutions, who claims that it is possible to drive down costs by around 25 per cent or more, simply by being more disciplined on design.

“When I start working with clients and I ask, ‘What should be the facility’s goals?’ they are clear that, first, it needs to cost less to build. And, not only that, but it needs to cost less to operate, too. And it needs to be deployed faster and it needs to perform better,” said Sacco. 

While that may sound somewhat challenging, the only way in which these potentially conflicting demands can be satisfied is by designing, from the outset, to install “the minimal amount of supporting infrastructure needed to achieve [your desired level of] resilience,” said Sacco. “If you do all that, you improve all four, simultaneously.” Costs, of course, will also depend upon the desire Uptime Institute tier (or equivalent) that the operator wishes to achieve. 

Friday, March 19, 2021

AFCOM NYC/NJ Metro Chapter Quarterly Meeting: March 25, 2021

Join PTS at AFCOM’s second Virtual Event. With lots of help from AFCOM members, and some hard work from the Board, this should serve as a great format for everyone to enjoy. And there will be some great education from all of the sponsors.

AFCOM NYC NJ Metro Chapter

Quarterly Virtual Meeting of the NYC/NJ Metro Chapter
March 25, 2021, from 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Click Here to Register!

Schedule of Events
  • 1:00pm – 2:00pm – InVue Education Presentation, Trivia and Music Bingo 
    • Presentation: Zero Trust Architecture in the Modern Data Center 
    • (2) Trivia Questions with Prizes by Sponsor 
    • Music Bingo with Prize 
  • 2:00pm – 3:00pm – PTS Data Center Solutions Education Presentation and Music Bingo
    • Presentation: The Evolving Edge Data Center: Minimize On-Site Construction for Faster Deployment 
    • (2) Trivia Questions with Prizes by Sponsor 
    • Music Bingo with Prize 
  • 3:00pm – 4:00pm – World Wide Technology Education Presentation and Music Bingo 
    • Presentation: The Affects of COVID-19 on the Industry 
    • (2) Trivia Questions with Prizes by Sponsor 
    • Music Bingo with Prize 
  • 4:00pm – 4:20pm – State of the Chapter – Mr. Keith Jackson 
  • 4:30pm – 6:00pm – Cocktail Hour and Virtual Networking

We Hope to See You There!


Friday, February 26, 2021

Powering the Digital Economy: The Data Center Reimagined

How can data center operators insulate themselves from the increasing risks posed by aging centralized power grids prone to outages and vulnerable to natural disasters? 

Data centers are the critical link between the digital and physical world. They power almost every aspect of our economy today, consuming close to 3% of global electricity in the process. Increasing demands on data center infrastructure are being propelled by the shifts to the cloud, machine to machine communication, mobile technologies, VR/AR, AI, 5G and IoT. 

As the world continues to innovate, data center builders and operators grapple with the question of how to navigate a myriad of facility design complexities – balancing 24 x 7 x 365 operations with growing power demands, elevated risks, and the urgent need to reduce the sector’s carbon emissions. 

Elevated risks to critical power infrastructure 

Covid-19 has highlighted our economy’s digital dependence, elevating risks and exposing harsh new realities. 

An aging centralized power grid that is prone to outages and natural disasters, coupled with a dangerous cyber-threat landscape has left society heavily reliant on an electric delivery system that has simply not kept pace with the evolution of its surrounding environment. 

Wednesday, February 03, 2021

Webinar: The Data Center Reimagined – Lower Cost to Build and Operate Your Facility


Webinar: The Data Center Reimagined – Lower Cost to Build and Operate Your Facility

It’s vital for companies to invest in data center operations that are simple in design, easy to operate, and minimize infrastructure needed to achieve data resiliency. By doing so, companies can realize energy efficiency and resiliency by building and operating mission-critical data centers that cost less, can be deployed faster, are easily scalable, and perform better.

In this webinar, Peter Sacco of PTS Data Center Solutions offers groundbreaking views for data center operators pursuing solutions to key operating challenges. Leveraging advanced technology like fuel cells, microgrids, and indirect evaporative cooling, PTS offers revolutionary solutions to cost and resiliency challenges.


Key takeaways from the event to include:

    • Balanced approach to cost, performance, speed of deployment and ease of management
    • Complexity reduction in both data center facility and IT systems
    • Step change reductions in CAPEX and OPEX without sacrificing resiliency
    • A data-centric workload strategy focused on latency, cost, security, application performance, platform reliability, and regulation

Date: Wednesday, February, 10, 2021
Time: 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM Eastern Standard Time