Cross-Connect Blog

CPI Announces New Sales Agency in Australia and New Zealand

2/25/2011 8:00:00 AM

In continuing efforts to extend our global reach and worldwide service offering, Chatsworth Products, Inc. (CPI) is pleased to announce the recent appointment of P.U.E. Pty Ltd as CPI’s new sales representative agency in Australia and New Zealand.PUE-PTY-LOGO.gif 

As a business dedicated to bringing leading IT infrastructure products from around the world to market, P.U.E. prides itself on offering innovative products with proven quality, efficiency and performance. In other words, a perfect fit for the optimized product line of CPI.

With a wealth of industry experience and knowledge of the IT, data center and telecommunications markets, P.U.E. Technical Manager Tony de Francesco and Chris Molloy, P.U.E. Marketing Director, are poised to enhance CPI’s presence in this important and growing region. As of February 1, 2011, Garry Yan, CPI’s Area Sales Manager for the Asia-Pacific region, will be coordinating P.U.E.’s efforts through training and orientation.

Ultimately, Chatsworth Products looks forward to offering P.U.E. customers in Australia, New Zealand and beyond a whole new level of optimized data center solutions for cooling, power distribution, cabinets, racks and more.

For more information on this exciting new global announcement, be sure to read CPI’s press release here. Jeff Cihocki, eContent Specialist 

Visit CPI at European Data Centre World 2011 in London

2/16/2011 8:00:00 AM

This coming March 2 – 3, 2011, Olympia, London plays host to one of the United Kingdom’s largest and fastest growing exhibition and conferences for data centre managers, professionals, distributors and channel partners – Data Centre World 2011.BLOG-DCW-LONDON.gif 

Chatsworth Products, Inc. (CPI) is proud to be an integral part of this year’s conference, exhibiting along with our distributor partner Anixter at stand E62. We’ll be featuring the newly released GlobalFrame™ Cabinet, Evolution™ and Velocity™ Cable Managers, and CPI Standard and Universal Racks.

We invite all of our European region customers, contractors and more to visit us during the event, while enjoying all the networking and informational sessions (48 total!) this show has to offer.

As Chatsworth Products, Inc. continues to grow our international presence, our reputation for quality products, quality service and quality people remains steadfast. It’s a tradition we proudly carry on at our EMEA region offices, located conveniently in Bourne End, United Kingdom – a stone’s throw from this year’s Data Centre World 2011.

We look forward to seeing you there! Jeff Cihocki, eContent Specialist 

So is it a Cabinet or a Refrigerator?

2/14/2011 8:00:00 AM

 BLOG-IBM-JEOPARDY.jpgHere’s a clue: On February 14, 2011, this supercomputer, developed by IBM, appeared on the popular game show, Jeopardy, to compete against human contestants in a battle of wits and wisdom? 

The answer (in true Jeopardy fashion): What (or perhaps Who) is Watson? 

Well, apart from trying to decide if Watson is a thing, a person, or some strange combination of both, there’s no denying that the supercomputer with life-like thinking processes and an incredibly sharp understanding of the English language is definitely making waves in the tech industry and beyond.

So much so in fact that the very vocabulary of IT infrastructure is being brought into the mix! In news articles, video recaps and blog posts all across the web, the media, developers and engineers tasked with introducing Watson to the world have continually referred to the cabinets used to store Watson’s CPUs and servers as simply being “large refrigerators.”

While it’s not the world’s most sophisticated definition, it does bring to light an interesting thought – as technology continues to reach a wider audience (GPS, smartphones & touchscreen tablets just to name a few), the ways in which we describe and understand these complex systems are constantly being redefined for mass consumption.

On a literal level, the idea of IT cabinets as large refrigerators makes complete sense. Just as dairy products need refrigeration to remain fresh, so too does expensive IT equipment need good thermal cooling to operate properly. When viewed hand-in-hand, this definition of a supercomputer’s infrastructure isn’t naïve – it’s elementary my dear Watson! Jeff Cihocki, eContent Specialist 

CPI's Social Network

2/10/2011 8:00:00 AM

Consider this – Facebook boasts a following of 500 million users worldwide. Twitter? Try nearly 200 million. And the most professional of the bunch – LinkedIn – well, they’re at a respectable 90 million and growing. That’s nearly 800 million people across the globe, all tapped into a shared online community of wall posts, tweets and updates of every kind during every day, every hour, every second – in other words, lots and lots and lots of server and rack space!BLOG-SOCIAL-MEDIA-CPI.jpg 

In this active and vibrant online community, Chatsworth Products, Inc. (CPI) continues to build a strong following and provide an open forum for employees, partners, customers, contractors and more to become better connected with our people, products, services, brand and business. To that end, we’d like to announce some exciting new updates and changes to our complete CPI social network, including the sites mentioned above, as well as our CPI YouTube Page and our most in-depth social news source, the CPI Cross-Connect Blog.

New Facebook Page
Starting today, the Chatsworth Products, Inc. Facebook Page will be available at a NEW URL – simply click the link above and “like” all that we’ll now have to offer, including a dedicated news feed, video playback, and complete photo albums of our products/services and year-round CPI events/seminars/trade shows and more. This is a great place to stay tapped in (mobile & desktop) while keeping it casual.

Over at the CPI Twitter Feed, you’ll find the quickest and most convenient link to CPI news, notes, events, product releases and more – in 140 characters or less! If you’re always on the go and just want the no-frills facts as soon as they become available, CPI via Twitter is the perfect mobile resource.

For a more professional and comprehensive look at our products, services, employees, training events and more, the CPI LinkedIn Page has you covered. In addition to updated displays of our Twitter and Blog feeds, CPI’s LinkedIn page also includes the ability to recommend our products and services to your network, informational videos and more.

With each passing day, we’re building a better CPI social network just for you. We invite everyone to visit and join us on each of the pages listed above to take an active role in this shared community. With your help, feedback and participation, Chatsworth Products’ role as a global leader in IT infrastructure and beyond will be a shared success – thank you! Jeff Cihocki, eContent Specialist 


Former European CPI Success Story Subject, TelecityGroup, Wins Prestigious Sustainability Award

2/7/2011 8:00:00 AM

Chatsworth Products, Inc. (CPI) is pleased to congratulate TelecityGroup, one of Europe’s leading providers of premium network-independent and collocation data centres, on recently being named winner of the ‘Best Data Centre Innovation’ category at the Greenbang Sustainability Awards for 2010. This prestigious honor was bestowed upon TelecityGroup after the successful launch of its newest Paris data center, Condorcet, where an innovative, environmentally-minded design is expected to save an equivalent of 2,500 tonnes of carbon dioxide a year.BLOG-TELECITYGROUP-LOGO.gif 

TelecityGroup’s CEO, Michael Tobin, points out the award is “recognition for the ongoing hard work of TelecityGroup and our commitment to environmental sustainability. We strive to ensure the company’s environmental impact is minimized throughout all our operations.”

One such example of TelecityGroup’s ongoing commitment to sustainable data center design and operation is that of its Central London facility, known as Powergate. Offering 5,000 m2 and 10 megawatts (MW) of customer capacity (with plans to add another 10,000 sq. m of space & 29 MW of capacity), this large-scale installation is both flexible and energy efficient thanks in large part to CPI Passive Cooling® Solutions provided by the highly versatile F-Series TeraFrame® Cabinet System.

In fact, not long after the Powergate facility opened in 2008, TelecityGroup enjoyed 20% savings on power and cooling costs thanks to these CPI Solutions. To learn more about this international success story, read the complete case study here.

With a European sales office in Bourne End, United Kingdom, Chatsworth Products is proud to provide top-notch solutions to green-minded organizations like TelecityGroup and others in the EMEA region and beyond. Ultimately, it’s the success stories of today that help shape positive sustainability for tomorrow. Jeff Cihocki, eContent Specialist 


Go With the Flow and Take Advantage of Computational Fluid Dynamics Modeling from CPI

2/2/2011 8:00:00 AM

BLOG-CFD-MODEL.jpgWhen it comes to helping customers develop innovative solutions for their most challenging data center needs, Chatsworth Products, Inc. (CPI) excels in variety of design, manufacturing and on-site consultative services. While these services won’t replace the key function of our Engineering and Consultant Providers, they do serve to augment and support their efforts in devising a cutting-edge installation design.

In the spotlight this week is CPI’s Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) Modeling and its positive impact on data center airflow and performance concerns related to a room’s existing or planned network equipment.

With CPI CFD Modeling, you’ll have access to an expert panel of data center design consultants, field application engineers and technical support, who’ll conduct a rigorous checklist of your installation’s existing and planned airflow, equipment placement and more. Through this precise mathematical analysis, design and placement recommendations are enhanced by a variety of CPI-observed factors, including:

  • Shape & size of the data center
  • Raised floor & ceiling heights
  • Location & type of CRAC units
  • Location & open area of perforated tiles, cut-outs & under-floor obstructions

Once these elements have been captured and recorded, CPI’s CFD Modeling will assist customers in creating an optimized installation based on better airflow, maximized network equipment performance and the elimination of wasteful power usage and cooling techniques. Better still, all of this can take place before any timely and costly construction begins.

As part of CPI’s commitment to delight the customer with our products and support, we’re proud to offer this highly-advanced consultation and analysis at no cost to you – something other IT infrastructure support companies just don’t provide.

To learn more about CPI’s CFD Modeling or schedule a free consultation of your own, contact Tech Support at 800-834-4969 or via email. Fernando Reyna, Senior Technical Support Specialist & Steven Bornfield, Senior Data Center Consultant