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American Power Conversion Offers Pre-Configured Versions of InfraStruXure: an Integrated Power, Cooling and Rack Architecture

  • 12 July, 2004 14:00

<p>APC’s New Pre-Configured InfraStruXure Systems Offer Users Comprehensive, Easy-to-Order and Install Solutions for Computer Rooms and Communications Closets</p>
<p>SYDNEY, 12 July 2004 – American Power Conversion (APC) today announced the availability of its InfraStruXure architecture in a variety of pre-configured offerings designed for small to medium sized businesses and branch locations of enterprise customers. These new systems are easy to install, can be ordered with one part number, and do not require use of configuration tools.</p>
<p>The new InfraStruXure systems are available in packages of one to five rack enclosures and come equipped with uninterruptible power supplies (UPS) ranging from 3.0 kVA to 20.0 kVA. In addition, each system comes with rack power distribution units, cable management brackets, temperature monitoring, built-in management capabilities, and optional service offerings (14 different bundles are available to suit specific server room requirements).</p>
<p>“Our new pre-configured InfraStruXure systems give our channel partners and customers the ability to easily order and install integrated rack, power, and cooling solutions for their IT environments,” Paul Munten, APC General Manager, Australia and New Zealand. “These systems provide a complete solution for their network critical physical infrastructure from one vendor.”</p>
<p>InfraStruXure enables IT managers to select a variety of standardised rack, power, and cooling components to create a customised and integrated platform for IT equipment. This approach provides the reliability, affordability and predictability of standardised solutions, yet is completely customised to solve specific problems.</p>
<p>The InfraStruXure design also allows users to purchase additional capacity only when needed, eliminating the need to over purchase for future growth needs. Additional batteries and components can be purchased and installed only when needed via simple “building blocks”.</p>
<p>Additional features of the InfraStruXure Architecture include:</p>
<p>• Optimal design for cooling distribution and heat exhaust prevents overheating;</p>
<p>• All standard 19” rack-mountable equipment is designed to fit;</p>
<p>• Deep rack enclosures provide better cable management and power distribution;</p>
<p>• Fully redundant systems are available;</p>
<p>• Web-based build out tool can be utilised for customised versions;</p>
<p>• Monitoring of power and environment at the rack level helps avoid downtime.</p>
<p>Pricing and Availability</p>
<p>The newly designed bundled systems are currently available in Australia and New Zealand. Recommended retail price including GST for Australia from A$11,200.00 to A$60,000.00 and New Zealand from NZ$12,900.00 to NZ$70,500.00.</p>
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<p>About American Power Conversion</p>
<p>Founded in 1981, American Power Conversion (Nasdaq: APCC) (APC) is a leading provider of global, end-to-end infrastructure availability solutions. APC’s comprehensive products and services offering, which is designed for both home and corporate environments, improves the availability, manageability and performance of sensitive electronic, network, communication and industrial equipment of all sizes. APC, which is headquartered in West Kingston, Rhode Island, reported sales of $1.3 billion for the year ended December 31, 2002 and is a Fortune 1000, Nasdaq 100 and S&amp;P 500 Company.</p>
<p>Additional information about APC, and its global end-to-end solutions can be found at www.apc.com or by calling 1800 652 725 in Australia or 0800 333 373 in New Zealand.</p>
<p>For further information or imagery please contact:</p>
<p>Natalie Connor</p>
<p>Tel: +61 (0)2 9956 5733</p>
<p>Mobile: +61 (0)417 259 054</p>
<p>E-mail: natalie.connor@text100.com.au</p>

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