BUENA PARK, Calif. — Data Specialties Inc. announced a project with the police department of a large city in northern California. The department of nearly 150 full-time employees and 100 police volunteers needed to upgrade its existing data center to protect critical dispatch and life safety response operations.

DSI worked with the department’s IT staff to ensure they had redundant UPSs, make room for four additional server cabinets for future growth, and create space to house non-IT related functions. The project included a site assessment to understand the state of the data center — current electrical load, existing cabling and ductwork, and future load requirements.  DSI was able to deliver on all the department's objectives, following all safety guidelines during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“This was a unique data center upgrade for DSI as it directly impacts the lives and well-being of the city’s residents, and we were honored to work with this northern California municipality to complete this essential public safety project,” said Phil Rafferty, co-founder and president, DSI. “With the expanded and improved data center, the police department can be certain that it can maintain mission critical uptime.”