25 04, 2017

Case Study – Data Centre Relocation

April 25th, 2017|FGT Blog|

For Phonographic Performance Company of Australia (PPCA) The Challenge Stephen Conway, Manager of Business Technologies for the Phonographic Performance Company of Australia (PPCA), had a major challenge on his hands. The organisation was relocating to a refitted warehouse location in Surrey Hills, Sydney, with a move-in date of July 7th. Conway needed data-centre to be designed and built at the new premises, and a short time to make it all happen. A Planned Approach When PPCA made the decision to move into new premises, Conway invited Phil Jones, Principal Consultant at Focus Group Technologies, to recommend a solution. Phil Jones [...]

12 04, 2016

Precision CRAC versus Comfort Cooling

April 12th, 2016|FGT Blog|

Choosing a Cooling System to Support Business-Critical IT Environments The Challenge Many IT managers end up trying to use comfort cooling or domestic solutions to satisfy their environmental control needs, as these systems can mean simplified and economical deployment up front. However, because they are not designed to meet the unique needs of critical IT equipment, reliance on comfort cooling systems can result in an increased risk for premature system failures as well as grossly inflated operating costs. In contrast, precision cooling systems are designed specifically to meet the needs of dense electrical heat loads. Advantages of Precision vs. Comfort [...]

12 03, 2016

Selecting the right UPS

March 12th, 2016|FGT Blog|

Choosing an Uninterruptable Power Supply to meet your business requirements The Challenge Use this solution brief to help you choose the type of UPS to protect your sensitive equipment. Standby UPS Standby UPS, also known as off-line or line-preferred UPS, offers only the most basic features, providing surge protection and battery backup. The protected equipment is normally connected directly to incoming utility power then mechanically switches the connected equipment on to its battery output when required. This type of UPS system provides a high degree of efficiency, small size, and relatively low costs, making it suitable for personal computing. Line [...]

9 03, 2015

FGT presents at APC partner summit 2015

March 9th, 2015|FGT Blog|

Thanks APC for letting us tell our story - Focus Group is asked to present at the APC 2015 Partner Summit on our success as an APC partner.