Showing posts with label pts data center solutions. Show all posts
Showing posts with label pts data center solutions. Show all posts

Monday, April 30, 2018

PTS Modernizes State Data Center and Expands Network in Sergipe, Brazil

As the primary contractor of a technical team made up of US- and Brazil-based companies, PTS Data Center Solutions provided consulting services to the state of Sergipe. The Brazilian state had undertaken a statewide IT modernization project, with these priorities:
  • Expand the state fiber and wireless broadband network
  • Modernize the state government’s data center
  • Data security
  • Business continuity
  • Backup data center
The IT system expansion benefited key government services, including the online emergency reporting system, the online tax collection system, remote monitoring, and expanded the CIOSP system. The expanded network now serves 100% of the population with connectivity, including 170,000 student on the SIGA System, and 192,000 student with IT Labs Distance Education. Additionally, a new system for hospital administration and telemedecine exams provide tremendous improvement.

The success of this project has increased the efficiency of public administrators, created jobs, and has grown the economy. Through the enhanced use of digital resources, companies have increased productivity, and can be more competitive. All of this came at a development cost of just $4USD per person in the state, with connectivity costs being reduced by up to 70%. What a bargain for such an improvement to the quality of life and the quality of services for Sergipe!

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Hyperconverged Infrastructure Lives Up to the Hype

What's all the hype about Hyperconvergence?  Gartner says Hyperconverged Integrated Systems will be mainstream in five years; is it time for you to get on board and streamline your IT?

PTS can explain the benefits of hyperconvergence to you in just 15 minutes.We will explain how to operate your IT for a considerably lower cost, in less time, and how to reduce your disaster recovery time from hours or days to just minutes? 


PTS' Hyperconverged Infrastructure solution offers the following benefits:
  • Optimization - Reduce storage
  • Integrated Disaster Recovery
    • Backup - 1 minute to restore 1 TB
    • Failover / Recovery - RPO/RTO’s in minutes
  • Simplicity - Fully integrates VMware vCenter
  • Manageability - Single global interface
  • Flexibility - Suitable for any workload, at any location
PTS has prepared a short (15 minutes) personal presentation covering the clear benefits of converting to hyperconverged infrastructure.  You've heard all the hype, now start reaping the benefits. 

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Available Lease Space in PTS' Headquarters Building (Oakland, NJ)

Lease space inside PTS Data Center Solutions’ Headquarters building, located at 16 Thornton Road, Oakland, NJ 07436.  This flexible space can be utilized as a new location, colocation, or relocation. PTS’ own data center and staff being onsite makes this is the ideal space for a tech-based company to set up shop.
PTS Data Center Solutions, 16 Thornton Road, Oakland, NJ
 
Facilities
  • Office Suites up to 20kSF
  • Warehouse Space Availability
  • 7×24 Generator (Optional)
  • Private Entrance (Optional)
  • On-Premise IT Services Available
  • On-Premise IT Hosted Services Available
Location
    PTS Data Center Solutions, 16 Thornton Road, Oakland, NJ
  • Located in the Oakland-McBride Corporate Park in Oakland, NJ
  • Close to Restaurants and Shopping
  • Convenient Access to Major Highways

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Free IT Assessment: How Optimal is Your IT Environment?

The IT Solution Experts at PTS are offering an innovative, new, complimentary assessment service: the PTS Virtual Environment Performance Analysis, or VEPA. With VEPA, PTS will take a snapshot of your current IT environment, and will determine the optimal balance between physical, virtual, and hyperconverged infrastructure for your enterprise.
 
As part of your Free IT Assessment, PTS will:
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  • Furnish software tools to scan your existing IT environment
  • Offer guidance in performing the scan
  • Provide a detailed report with the resulting accumulated metrics
  • Review the results in terms of impact to your business
  • Recommend the optimal balance of physical, virtual, and hyperconverged infrastructure
Register Here for Your Free IT Assessment 

As your Total Solution Partner,
PTS will work with you every step of the way.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

PTS Educational Facility Services are Cool for Schools

PTS Educational Facility Services
The experts at PTS can help you integrate technology effectively into education and help you realize the full benefits of current technology. Following are a some of our services tailored toward educational facilities:
    • Door Access (including Facial Recognition)
    • Video Surveillance
    • Visitor Management
    • Classroom A/V Control
    • Interactive Whiteboards
    • Video Display Wall Systems 
    • Data and Voice Cabling Installations
    • WiFi Plan, Design, and Install
    • Copper and Fiber Optic Cabling

Monday, June 08, 2015

Seamlessly Integrated Physical Security Solutions

PTS Physical Security SolutionsPTS Physical Security Solutions offers a turnkey solution to address all your physical security needs. Utilizing cutting edge technologies offered by our partners, PTS offers the following solutions:
PTS’s primary Physical Security platform is Genetec’s Security Center (Unified Platform), which has applications for Video Surveillance, Door Access control, License Plate Recognition, Alarm Panel Integration and other third party capabilities. These applications are all viewable on one simple Customer Interface. Genetec works with most major hardware manufacturers, and is considered an open-ended security solution.  Please contact PTS for a list of products that are compatible with Genetec.
facial-recognition-access-control.jpgAdditionally, PTS offers advanced facial recognition capability, voice recognition, and body behavioral analytics for various applications such as door access to your buildings and data centers. This product line has been proven reliable with apartment complexes, data centers, schools and other facilities where this level of security is required. Facial recognition software is truly a marvel to see. Contact PTS to schedule an on-site demo.
With each of our vendors, PTS has certified System Engineers and we keep all our certifications up to date. Our employees are informed of the latest technologies, and can extend that knowledge to an existing application, where improvements could be made. This is critical in ensuring that clients are presented with the best solution today, in order to secure their facility tomorrow.

Thursday, March 12, 2015

PTS Smart Open Lease for your Next Data Center or Enterprise Project

PTS Offers a Turnkey Leasing Solution

There are many compelling reasons to lease equipment. Implementing a leasing strategy provides benefits that both CIOs and CFOs can agree upon. PTS will help craft a turnkey leasing solution for your business, including Planning, Design, Sourcing, Construction, Commissioning, and IT Implementation. We will help establish scope and budget from an IT and Facility standpoint. PTS are also licensed architects and engineers, so we are able to convert our conceptual plans over to signed and sealed design documents. In addition, PTS are general contractors with lots of experience building tenant space computer rooms, and PTS can handle all the rest, including: A/V, communications, and wireless.



PTS' Smart Open Lease plan offers a single flexible financial vehicle that can include Equipment and Services across IT, Facility, and Cabling. We offer delayed repayment options coordinated with design and construction. PTS’s Smart Open Lease allows businesses to get the exact data center they want, with NO upfront costs. PTS will allow you up to six (6) months to accumulate bills and apply them toward your previously approved “open” lease, so you won't have to pay upfront for any capital expenditures for planning, design, construction management, or commissioning. You won't even have to lay out cash for any new IT infrastructure (routers, switches, servers, storage, etc), or new facility infrastructure (generators, UPSs, air conditioners, cabinets, power strips, etc). Clients don't even have to use cash for the labor (IT implementation, electrical construction, mechanical construction, data cabling, etc).

Benefits of Leasing
  • Reduce total cost of ownership
  • Manage cash flow and budgets
  • Keep debt off your balance sheet and improve your performance ratios
  • Conserve working capital and keep lines of credit intact
  • Eliminate book write-downs at the end of the equipment’s useful life
  • Lease payments may be 100% deductible as an operating expense (please review this with your accountant)
  • Keep up-to-date equipment in place with a built-in refresh strategy
  • Retrieve and download information regarding your leased assets online
  • Gain flexibility to upgrade technology to meet your changing needs
  • Simplify asset disposal – just return the equipment to your lessor

Friday, March 06, 2015

PTS and CSI Leasing Indoor Golf Event, Thursday, March 19, 2015


PTS and CSI Leasing invite you to a fun 18 holes of indoor golf, while watching the 2nd round of the 2015 March Madness Tournament!!

PTS and CSI Leasing have teamed up to provide leasing options for your next Data Center or Enterprise project. PTS will help craft a turnkey leasing solution for your business, including Planning, Design, Sourcing, Construction, Commissioning, and IT Implementation. We will help establish scope and budget from an IT and Facility standpoint. PTS are also licensed architects and engineers, so we are able to convert our conceptual plans over to signed and sealed design documents. In addition, PTS can handle all the rest, including: A/V, communications, and wireless.

When: Thursday, March 19, 2015, from 11:00 to 5:00 PM
Where: The Players Club, 348 Evelyn Street, Paramus, NJ 07652

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

PTS and SimpliVity offer Free eBook: Hyperconvergence Infrastructure for Dummies

free eBook hyperconverged infrastructure for dummies
From PTS and partner SimpliVity, download a free copy of Hyperconverged Infrastructure for Dummies (eBook in PDF format) by Scott D. Lowe
  • Use hyperconverged infrastructure to simplify IT & reduce total cost of ownership (TCO)
  • Achieve economics & agility of large scale web companies in your data center
  • Solve capacity, performance, data protection, mobility & management challenges
Hyperconvergence is the ultimate in an overall trend of convergence that has hit the market in recent years. Convergence is intended to bring simplicity to increasingly complex data centers. At the highest level, hyperconvergence is a way to enable cloud-like economics and scale without compromising the performance, reliability, and availability you expect in your own data center.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

PTS' Peter Sacco featured in CRN's 2015 Top 20 Data Center Designers and Builders

2013 Ernst & Young - Peter   Sacco with prize.jpgRegardless of the size of the data center, the right mix of IT, power and cooling equipment, and how that equipment is integrated into the facilities, is key to maximizing efficiency and providing the flexibility to expand as needed. Successful integration of equipment into data centers depends on finding the right companies with site preparation, design, construction and management expertise. Those organizations also need to be able to quickly turn the new facilities over to customers and help manage the transition.

Such designers and builders are often the unsung heroes of the data center. But not in CRN, as noted in the CRN 2015 Top Data Center Designers and Builders list.

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Thursday, January 22, 2015

Is it Time to Move or Colocate your Data Center? PTS' Relocation Services Can Help

PTS data center relocationSo you've made the decision to relocate your data center operations to a new facility. Perhaps you are moving the operations to a data center colocation facility because it was going to be too expensive to upgrade your in-house data center facility, or perhaps your organization prefers an operational expense financial model over spending capital expenditures (cash) today. Or maybe your company is simply relocating its corporate headquarters, including the computer room.

Regardless, you will have a lot of work ahead of you, and PTS’ data center experts can help. PTS’ Relocation Services provide comprehensive site selection, planning, project management, and implementation services for clients in need of data center or computer room migration, whether due to business changes, growth, changes in IT needs or requirements, business relocation, or other strategic business reasons.

PTS Data Center Relocation Process
 
Learn more about PTS' Relocation Services for your data center,
computer room, or other mission-critical facility here:

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" ...in 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"...
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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!

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

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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)

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: TintriPOC@PTSdcs.com