SOURCE: APC

August 20, 2007 09:15 ET

APC Enhances Data Center Infrastructure Offering With the Introduction of Its NetShelter® SX 1200 mm Deep Enclosure

New Data Center Offering Helps Manage and Protect Deeper Servers and Larger Volumes of Cable

WEST KINGSTON, RI--(Marketwire - August 20, 2007) - APC, part of the critical power and cooling services business unit of Schneider Electric, today announced the availability of its latest data center offering, the NetShelter® SX 1200 mm Deep Enclosure, a complement to its existing NetShelter® SX enclosures. All APC enclosures help manage and protect equipment in a reliable rack-mount environment for high density server and networking applications.

"With deeper servers and larger volumes of cable, companies are continuously looking for ways to maximize space in their enclosures," said Pat Johnson, vice president, Rack and Cooling Solutions, APC-MGE. "With the NetShelter® SX 1200 mm Deep Enclosure, customers now have a model that is 130mm (5") deeper than the standard 1070mm deep enclosure."

The NetShelter® SX 1200 mm Deep Enclosure offers an innovative cable management design, including an additional pair of cable channels at the rear of the enclosure to enable organization of more power and data cables. These rear cable channels also offer additional room at the back of the enclosure to mount power distribution and enable the mounting of as many as four vertical rack power distribution units (PDUs) on one side of the enclosure. In addition, the rear cable channels neatly dress cables and keep PDUs away from cable management arms.

The NetShelter® SX 1200 mm Deep Enclosure also maintains an enhanced roof, utilizing the same design as the standard enclosure roof, but with larger cable openings along the sides. This design improves cable access, while an enlarged center rear opening allows for better routing and management of large bundles of cable.

"As data centers continue to grow with technology investments and IT processing power, the NetShelter® SX 1200 mm Deep Enclosure helps address the growth needs of companies by delivering feature sets that essentially future proof the data center," added Johnson. "The new enclosure addresses many of the problems customers face today, including changes in the server environment, particularly the changes in server dimensions and their effect on cable management and space constraints."

The new NetShelter® SX 1200 mm Deep Enclosure is available in three different sizes -- 42U/600mm, 48U/600mm, and 42U/750mm -- to help meet a variety of server dimensions. The enclosure is now available in North America, Europe and Japan and carries an estimated resale price ranging from $1,700 to $2,150 USD. For more information about APC NetShelter® SX 1200 mm Deep Enclosures and APC's other offerings, please visit www.apc.com or call 800-877-4080.

About APC-MGE

In February 2007, APC and MGE UPS Systems combined to form a $3 billion (EUR 2.4 billion) Critical Power & Cooling Services business unit of Schneider Electric. Together, APC and MGE offer the industry's most comprehensive product and solution range for critical IT and process applications in industrial, enterprise, small and medium business and home environments. APC and MGE solutions include uninterruptible power supplies (UPS), precision cooling units, racks, and design and management software, including APC's InfraStruXure® architecture the industry's most comprehensive integrated power, cooling, and management solution. Backed by the industry's broadest service organization and an industry leading R&D investment, the combined company's 12,000 employees help customers confront today's unprecedented power, cooling and management challenges. Schneider Electric, with 112,000 employees and operations in 190 countries, had 2006 annual sales of $18 billion (EUR 13.7 billion). For more information on APC and MGE, please visit www.apc-mge.com. All trademarks are the property of their owners.

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