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Happy New Year 2016

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HAPPY NEW YEAR!
From all of us with DirectNET, Inc.

2015 was filled with many achievements including

Upcoming in 2016, we aim to share monthly blog posts of our team’s meatless creations on this blog along with maintaining a bi-yearly newsletter with industry tips and tricks along-side our corporate culture updates like what we’re reading and educational content we’re creating delivered to your inbox. We will be introducing the new products available on 42U, KVMSO, and SRO along with complimenting educational opportunities and events that are free to sign up for via each website or its newsletter. As always, we are very conscious of your privacy and actively maintain the security of your information and will respect your communication preferences.

We encourage you to give us a call anytime. We are here to help you find the best solutions for your data center, server room, or computer closet project! Stay tuned for a plethora of educational content to help build our community even stronger throughout 2016.

Here are some 2015 industry wrap-up’s from:

2015 Green House Data Top Headlines

Review GreenHouseData.com’s 5 most popular blog posts and 4 biggest headlines of 2015 including topics involving Tier rankings, server sales, and reasons why forecasts report green data center market growth.

Bloggers worth following

DataScienceCentral.com listed 16 leading industry writers, 4 DSC Category Resources, along with additional reading. @DataScienceCtrl is worth the follow!

Cool Stories from Upsite

We are avid subscribers to Upsite.com and enjoy helping share their brilliant content, including this one about the “Top 10 Data Center Cooling Stories of 2015.”

Along with some 2016 predictions from:

Forbes 2016 Predictions

Forbes.com listed 7 enriching points of 2016 predictions to good to pass up the good read.

Perle.com

As their pull quote says, “Disconnects between technology and policy has put the federal government at a disadvantage.” A must read for 2016.


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42U Presents at AFCOM’s Data Center World 2009 Conference

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Press Release – 42U Presents at AFCOM’S Data Center World 2009, the World’s Largest Data Center industry Conference

Broomfield, CO—March 26, 2009 — Even in uncertain financial times, 42U, the nation’s largest, vendor-independent data center solutions and service firm, knows where data centers can access fresh capital: their utility bill.

At Data Center World 2009 in Las Vegas, 42U shared with attendees a blueprint to use less energy, shrink their energy bills, and transform their data centers into highly available, highly efficient computing facilities.

“We are excited to present clients with a structured approach to bring efficiency best practices to their data center,” said Steve Lewis, 42U’s Director of Sales. “Our program is designed to help IT and Facilities champion a cost saving effort in their facility.”

42U’s presentation—“Re-engineering to a “Green” Data Center with Measurable ROI”—directed attendees toward low cost, simple adjustments that yield an immediate reduction in energy consumption and expense. These savings, reinvested in efficient technologies and perhaps supplemented by utility rebates, allow data center professionals to demonstrate an ROI and a reduced carbon footprint to their management teams.

At the heart of the savings is consistency. Data centers must know where they currently are on the efficiency curve and continually monitor the results of their ongoing efficiency efforts.

“That’s why we emphasize the initial PUE measurement. Our clients not only benchmark their energy efficiency, they define a repeatable process,” added Lewis. “With each iteration, they can demonstrate continual improvements and validate the efficiency program through their energy and cost savings.”

The result: a data center that’s good for the environment and even better for the enterprise.

About 42U
Since 1995, 42U has been a leader in providing data center efficiency solutions for data center and facilities managers. 42U’s team of efficiency specialists provide unbiased, targeted advice and solutions, including best practice expertise in monitoring, airflow analysis, power, measurement, cooling, and best-of-breed technologies to help data center managers improve energy efficiency, reduce power consumption, and subsequently lower energy costs. Their website, www.42U.com, has helped millions of IT professionals globally who search for best practices and technologies to make their computer environment more efficient.


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Data Center Web Seminar: Energy Efficiency Best Practices

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Broomfield, CO – November 6, 2008: Join 42U on December 3rd, 2008, as they host a complimentary web seminar, Energy Efficiency Best Practices.

Electricity expense has become an increasingly important factor of the total cost of ownership (TCO) for data centers. Energy consumption of typical data centers can be substantially reduced through design of the physical infrastructure and IT architecture.

Electrical power usage is not currently a typical design criterion for data centers. Historically, it has also been difficult to effectively manage as an expense. This is an interesting fact when you consider that the electrical power costs over the life of a data center can exceed the costs of the electrical power system as well as the IT equipment itself.

Join 42U on Wednesday, December 3rd for a discussion on how to quantify the electricity savings of various efficiency programs as well as insights on how to potentially self-fund energy efficiency programs through measurable ROI.

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Data Center Web Seminar: Enclosure Strategies for Space & Energy Efficiency

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Broomfield, CO – August 25, 2008: Join 42U on September 5th, 2008, as they host a complimentary web seminar, Enclosure Strategies for Space & Energy Efficiency.

Historically, Data Center managers didn’t invest much thought in their deployment of server racks beyond basic functionality, air flow, and the initial cost of the rack itself. Today, the widespread deployment of high-density configurations is causing major hot spot concerns and capacity issues. These factors, along with the high cost of power, require a sound understanding of how your server rack deployment plan relates to your overall efficiency strategy.

Topics to be discussed:

  • Know Your Server Rack Cooling Strategy

  • Consider The Latest Power Technologies

  • Select The Right Rack Size

  • Plan Your Physical Security

  • Tailor Your Rack Design To Your Needs

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For data center infrastructure solution information please visit our 42U website.


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Data Center Web Seminar: Data Center Measurement Techniques

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Broomfield, CO – August 14, 2008: Join 42U on August 22nd, as we host a complimentary web seminar, Data Center Measurement Techniques.

Establishing a baseline measurement of your data center is an important first step in developing a meaningful ROI for any data center project. The cost of energy has recently exceeded the cost of IT equipment; understanding your energy footprint in terms of power consumption and cooling demand has become an important management tool. Measuring and tracking this information will identify immediate needs and opportunities for remediation as well as cost reduction. In addition, it will allow for progressive insights into the performance of your environment relative to industry benchmarks as well as form the foundation for ‘green’ initiatives.

Jacque “J” Swartz, Director of Marketing, at 42U shares his knowledge:

  • Planning what and how to measure
  • Interpreting results
  • Developing an efficiency improvement plan with ranks by ROI

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For corporate information please visit our DirectNET Web site at www.directnet.us.
For data center infrastructure solution information please visit our 42U Web site at www.42U.com.


All trademarks and copyrights contained herein are the property of their respective holders.

Safe Harbor Statement
This press release contains statements that are forward-looking statements as defined within the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These include statements regarding market opportunity, product development, engineering and design activities, and product availability and operability. These forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from the statements made, including the risks associated with general economic conditions, risks attributable to future product demand, sales, and expenses, risks associated with product design efforts and the introduction of new products and technologies, risks associated with reliance on a limited number of component suppliers and single source components, and risk associated with obtaining and protecting intellectual property rights.


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Data Center Web Seminar: Energy Efficient Cooling Solutions for the Data Center

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Broomfield, CO – July 30, 2008: Join 42U on August 8th, as we host a complimentary web seminar, Energy Efficient Cooling Solutions for the Data Center

Accenture recently reported on an event hosted by Sun Microsystems assessing four energy-efficient modular, scalable server rack cooling systems for data centers. During this “Chill-Off”, the four solutions were evaluated under a range of conditions reflecting different inlet air temperatures and server loads, and for the appropriate systems, elevated chilled water temperatures. The rack density measured for this study capped off at a 10kw.

Jacque “J” Swartz, Director of Marketing at 42U, discusses of server rack cooling solutions for higher density, 10kW+ load, applications.

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For data center infrastructure solution information please visit our 42U website.


 

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Data Center Web Seminar: ENERGY STAR Data Center Infrastructure Rating Development

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Broomfield, CO – June 12, 2008: Join 42U on June 23rd, as we host a complimentary web seminar, ENERGY STAR Data Center Infrastructure Rating Development.

Energy use in data centers is increasing rapidly.  In 2006, energy consumption to operate IT equipment and data center facilities represented 61 billion kWh or approximately $6 billion in annual expenditures.  This accounts for 1.5% of total U.S. electricity consumption and is projected to increase to 100 billion kWh by 2011.

To assist data center operators in capturing the financial and environmental benefits of improved energy efficiency in their facilities, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is developing an ENERGY STAR rating for data center infrastructure.

This is where YOU come in!

Brian Carroll, Project Manager at ICF International, and Jacque “J” Swartz, Director of Marketing at 42U, in support of the EPA speaks about the Data Center Infrastructure Rating development effort and how you can participate.

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EPA is working collaboratively with industry to collect data on energy use and operating characteristics from a large number of existing data centers, including both stand-alone facilities as well as data centers located in office and other types of buildings. EPA needs the help of industry stakeholders to make this effort a success, and everyone has a role to play in this effort.

Data Needed to Build Rating:

  • Climate zone (zip code)

  • Type of data center (function)

  • Reliability (Tier Level)

  • Total IT plug energy (12 months of data)

  • Total facility energy usage (12 months of data for all fuels)

This webinar will provide background on the Data Center Infrastructure Rating initiative, its goals, how you can participate, and an update on progress to date.

For corporate information please visit our DirectNET website.
For data center infrastructure solution information please visit our 42U website.


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Data Center Web Seminar: Three Best Practices for Optimizing Space and Power in your Existing IT Infrastructure

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Broomfield, CO – April 29, 2008: Join 42U on May 14th, as we host a complimentary web seminar, Three Best Practices for Optimizing Space and Power in your Existing IT Infrastructure.

In a recent survey by the Uptime Institute, 42% of enterprise data center managers reported that they would run out of power capacity within 24 months. This statistic isn’t surprising when you consider that today’s IT hardware requires more power-distribution air conditioning and UPS capacity than in the past.

What steps is your data center taking to mitigate the detrimental disruptions of availability, reliability and uptime caused by a loss of capacity?

There are several, cost-effective options for solving the growing capacity concerns without building a new data center or investing in additional infrastructure.

Patrick Cameron, Director of Business Development at 42U, discusses three strategies for optimizing your existing environment to improve space and power capacity.

Agenda:

  • Trends in Data Center Power & Space Capacity
  • Optimize IT!
  • Conduct an Analysis of Your Data Center
    • PUE: How to calculate your Power Usage Efficiency
    • Importance of Evaluating Existing Airflow Patterns
  • Implement an Energy Efficiency, Modular Infrastructure
    • Closed Couple Cooling vs Room-level Cooling
    • “Build as you Grow” UPS
  • Improve the Efficiencies of Your Power Management Process
    • The Utility Bill Gap
    • Micro Power Management at the Room, Cabinet, and Rack-Level

 

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This data infrastructure webinar is sponsored by: 42U_DirectNET2

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For data center infrastructure solution information please visit our 42U website.


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Data Center Web Seminar: Successful Data Center Power and Cooling Requires Scalable, Redundant, Modular and Energy Efficient Infrastructure

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Broomfield, CO – March 18, 2008: Join 42U. on April 9th, as we host a complimentary web seminar,Successful Data Center Power and Cooling Requires Scalable, Redundant, Modular and Energy Efficient Infrastructure.

Gone are the days when you could simply focus on hardware costs to drive down your data center’s operating expenses. As utility rates continue to rise, floor space disappears and demands from business users grow, data centers are forced to identify the most efficient infrastructure solutions to meet four critical criteria:

  • Scalability – to allow increases in density as loads increase

  • Energy Efficiency – to reduce the cost of operations

  • Redundancy – to ensure system uptime

  • Modularity – to support the constant moves, adds, and changes (MAC)

Join Patrick Cameron, Director of Business Development at 42U, along with Daniel Kennedy and Jim Whitmore from Rittal Corporation as they discuss the growing demands on data centers and how Rimatrix®, a scalable, flexible data center solution, provides outstanding IT service and on-demand growth capability.

Agenda

  • Growing Energy Demands on Data Centers
  • 4 Infrastructure Requirements to Optimize Power and Cooling
  • Close-Couple Cooling
    • Benefits of Closed vs. Open Architecture
    • An Introduction to Water-cooled Cabinets
    • Hardware, Real Estate, and Energy Savings
  • Modular UPS
    • Importance of Low Heat Dissipation
    • Using a Modular Architecture
    • Achieving High Power Efficiency Levels at Varying Loads
  • An Introduction to Rimatrix5: Enclosures, Power, Cooling, Security, and Monitoring

  • A Case Study: Guthrie Healthcare

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This data center infrastructure webinar is sponsored by:

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Data Center Web Seminar: “Lights Out Data Centers” with Raritan Solutions

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Broomfield, CO – February 11, 2008: Join 42U on February 27th, as we host a complimentary web seminar, Server Management: KVM and Remote Power Solutions from Raritan.

IT teams continue to find ways to take CONTROL of their data center:

  • Control of system uptime
  • Control of spending
  • Control of power resources
  • Control of remote devices
  • Control security

With the recent release of the Dominion® KX II and Dominion PX, Raritan is putting CONTROL back in the hands of the data center.

Whether you’re running an IT department in a small business, midsize business or large enterprise, Raritan offers secure, remote access KVM, serial console, power control and infrastructure management products as part of an innovative array of integrated management solutions.

Join Andre Lucero, IT Infrastructure Consultant for 42U, and Tyson Tomain, Inside Sales Representative for Raritan, will discuss:

  • The Benefits of Centralized Server Management
  • Raritan Dominion KX II: KVM-over-IP Solution
    • Learn about how the Dominion KX II brings a new level of access and control to your data center operations and why it has earned InfoWorld’s Best KVM Technology Award for 2008.
  • Raritan Dominion PX: Remote Power Solution
    • Learn about how this new remote power solution provides power monitoring and control capabilities not seen in typical PDUs.
  • Demonstration of Raritan Dominion KX II and Dominion PX
  • Q&A

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This data center infrastructure webinar is sponsored by:  

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