September 23, 2020

Scott Mitchell Named VP Sales & Marketing for Data Center Systems

adds enterprise-class data center and telecommunications experience and enhances the DCS collaborative spirit to create new and innovative solutions for customers Data Center Systems, a leading provider of reliable, scalable and high-performance connectivity to the largest data centers in the world, is pleased to announce that Scott Mitchell has joined the DCS team as Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Scott brings over 20 years of senior-level executive leadership and management experience with market leading companies such as Verizon, Ericsson, and


September 10, 2020

DCS Releases its Next Generation Mimic Patch Panel Enclosure: The DCS X7-8

As part of the DCS family of cutting-edge switch mimic solutions, the DCS X7-8 Mimic Patch Panel Enclosure simplifies port identification by creating an identical layout of Brocade’s Gen 7 64Gb/s Director’s Fibre Channel and Extension Blades. DCS Mimic Patching Solutions for Brocade Gen 7 directors take moves, adds and changes (MAC) away from the active switches, extending the longevity of SFP Transceivers and easing port identification. In addition, these solutions allow for organized cable management, improve airflow and prevent unnecessary


August 28, 2020

Employee Spotlight: Tony Cervantes

This month, we’re highlighting DCS Installation Manager, Tony Cervantes, who started with the company originally in 2013. Tony oversees the professional services team and is responsible for all installation projects from beginning to end. His coworkers describe Tony as having a “get it done” attitude – much needed to be successful in the installation world. He’s been in the cabling industry since 1999 and previously held the title of project manager when he first began working with DCS. Tony has noticed


August 5, 2020

Employee Spotlight: Penny Milburn

Next in our employee spotlight series, we are highlighting Penny Milburn, a true leader when it comes to top notch customer service. As DCS’s sales and service support manager, Penny is responsible for managing the DCS inside sales support team and rarely has two days in a row that look the same – especially managing a team supporting connectivity solutions in the midst of a global pandemic. She’s worked in the datacom industry for the majority of her career, spending


July 31, 2020

Giving Back When It Matters Most

It’s no secret that the last few months of 2020 have been difficult for many, and at DCS we wholeheartedly believe in supporting the important foundations that make up our local community in any way we can. Although plans and circumstances are changing day by day, we’re proud to support the following causes that are important to our team. 2nd Annual Rhett Sullivan Foundation Golf Tournament In September, DCS will be supporting the 2nd Annual Rhett Sullivan Foundation Golf Tournament as a


June 8, 2020

Employee Spotlight: MJ Salazar

With all the uncertainty in the world right now, reliable and skilled employees are more crucial than ever in keeping operations moving smoothly, and MJ Salazar is no exception. As DCS’s Facilities and Safety Coordinator, MJ is responsible for ensuring employees are following safety protocols while maintaining a clean, safe workspace for all employees and visitors. Regardless of who he interacts with, he has earned a reputation as one of the company’s most thoughtful and compassionate employees. “It has been my


May 7, 2020

Ninety Years Young and Still on the Job

When most people picture life at 90 years old, they probably imagine it’s filled with plenty of time for hobbies, time with family, relaxation and tales of their biggest accomplishments in the office. Although Billie Cottongim partakes in all of the above, he isn’t your average 90-year-old. In fact, he isn’t average in any way. While he loves woodworking, Dixieland jazz, and reading up on science and history, the saying “Find a vocation you enjoy, and you’ll never work a day


May 6, 2020

DCS Participates in North Texas Giving Tuesday Now

DCS has a tradition of supporting causes that fulfill our company’s purpose – to create a culture and a company that improves the lives of our coworkers, customers and community. The opportunity to participate in North Texas Giving Tuesday Now was especially meaningful for our team as it was part of a day of Global Action for Giving and Unity in response to COVID-19, allowing us to offer assistance to individuals affected by the crisis. We’re proud to have contributed to


March 19, 2020

Staying Connected:
A COVID-19 Update From DCS

Coronavirus (COVID-19) has had an impact on every industry in recent days and weeks, and ours is no different. As the situation evolves and business as usual becomes anything but normal, staying connected to one another is essential like never before. Our role in providing connectivity solutions that support large organizations – keeping friends, families and coworkers connected when it’s most important – is one we take seriously at all times, especially right now. DCS is fully operational even with most


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January 27, 2020

DCS Awarded EcoVadis’ Silver Certification for Corporate Social Responsibility

Data Center Systems (DCS) has been recognized for its high standards in corporate social responsibility (CSR) by achieving EcoVadis’ Silver Certification for CSR. EcoVadis is the world’s most trusted provider of business sustainability ratings, intelligence and collaborative performance improvement tools for global supply chains. Their assessment evaluates how well a company integrates CSR into their business and management system and is based on seven founding principles: Evidence based Industry sector, country and size taken into account Diversification of sources Technology