July 10, 2007 09:05 ET

APC Offers a New Comprehensive Data Center Planning Tool for Efficiency in Designing Data Centers on Demand

APC's New Web-Based Planning Tool Provides Fully Conceptual Data Center Solutions Eliminating Time Consuming Processes of Preliminary Specification and Design Required to Make Good Business Decisions

WEST KINGSTON, RI--(Marketwire - July 10, 2007) - APC, a global leader in integrated critical power and cooling services, today announced availability of its InfraStruXure® Reference Design Gallery in North America. This new user-friendly, web-based selector houses a library of reference designs and rapidly guides users toward a pre-engineered design that is closest to their specific objectives. Reference Designs are concepts of designs that are created based on known customer needs. This new planning tool provides customers with a quick and easy way to evaluate a variety of design related information at the click of a button. A wide range of designs offered span from the wiring closet to the data center providing a large base for selection.

Innovative consulting engineers and architects will embrace this new planning tool since it provides a starting point for the design consultation process. This starting point design based on actual customer needs helps minimize the need for repeated revisions thereby reducing the cycle time for a project. The associated information in the downloadable executive summary facilitates deeper discussions between the customer and the consulting engineer regarding the design of choice.

"Our new InfraStruXure Reference Design Gallery gives our channel partners and customers a valuable and tangible starting point for discussions around the planning of a data center," said Neil Rasmussen, senior vice president and chief technology officer of APC-MGE. "This design tool not only saves an incredible amount of costly time in the overall design process of a data center, but also greatly simplifies and clarifies the criteria and known business needs of our customers to help make key decisions related to data center planning."

The Reference Design Gallery's detailed downloadable package provides users with a wealth of information in the form of an executive summary that includes a system overview, specifications, visuals, system schematics and a detailed quote report with estimated resale pricing. The new planning tool also provides answers to commonly asked questions while helping guide customers along the decision making process. Each APC design consists of standard InfraStruXure technology including power (UPS), racks, cooling, management software and service components all pre-engineered to work together.

For more information on APC's InfraStruXure Reference Design Gallery and APC's other offerings, please visit or call 800-877-4080.


APC and MGE UPS Systems recently 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 only 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 All trademarks are the property of their owners.

Contact Information

  • For more information contact:

    Chet Lasell
    APC Director, Public Relations North America
    800-788-2208 ext. 2693
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