May 14, 2007 12:29 ET

APC Wins "Best Data Center Innovation" Award at Recent BladeSystems Insight Event

APC's Innovative InfraStruXure® Data Center Architecture, Including New InRow™ Cooling and Modular Power Solutions, Capture Attendees Top Votes

WEST KINGSTON, RI -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 14, 2007 -- APC, a global leader in critical power and cooling services, today announced that it received the "Best Data Center Innovation" award for its data center solutions at the recent BladeSystems Insight event in Savannah, Ga., April 10-12, 2007. The event attracted over 300 participants including more than 100 senior-level IT executive event attendees, chiefly CIOs and IT directors, who ranked APC the most innovative data center vendor ahead of other nominees including Eaton, Emerson Network Power, and Mazu Networks. The first national, invitational summit on blade server technology adoption, virtualization and the data center marketplace, BladeSystems Insight focused on the ROI, TCO and bottom-line benefits of blade-based systems for today's data center.

Throughout the three day conference, attendees learned about APC's innovative data center strategy and InfraStruXure® solutions by attending the company's Industry Insight Premier presentation on 'Preparing Your Data Center for Blade Servers,' a case study presentation on InfraStruXure customer Mary Kay Inc., and by visiting APC's exhibit booth. During a visit to APC's booth, attendees witnessed first-hand InfraStruXure's open, building-block approach that utilizes standardized, modular components to fully integrate power, cooling, and environmental management within a rack-optimized design. InfraStruXure's cooling solutions such as the InRow™ SC, RC and RP, help support right-sized high-density deployment. These row-based cooling solutions feature on-demand airflow and cooling that minimize the need for overcapacity and provide the required cooling capacity on-demand. To help customers deploy high density blade environments, APC offers InfraStruXure systems for high density that provide pre-integrated solutions that address the cooling and power challenges associated with blades.

"It is extremely gratifying to receive this recognition from the attendees of this important blade-focused event," said Christian Corsin, senior vice president, Enterprise & Systems, APC-MGE. "During the past few years, APC has invested heavily in research and development to master power and cooling problems in today's data centers for an efficient use of blade server technology. The result of this investment includes APC's InRow cooling solutions that operate in the same row as blade servers, which provides customers with predictable, dynamic heat removal for high density deployments."

Commenting on APC's data center innovation award, Philip McKay, president and CEO of event sponsor PPM Media, said, "We at PPM Media are proud to have APC as one of the premier partners of BladeSystems Insight, and we congratulate them on this significant award as voted on by North American IT executives that attended our event. This is exciting confirmation of APC's technology leadership in the blade and data center space."

For more information about APC's blade ready products and solutions, please visit or call 800-877-4080. For more information on BladeSystems Insight, please visit

About APC

APC and MGE UPS Systems recently combined to form a $3 billion (2.4EUR 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 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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