SOURCE: APC by Schneider Electric

October 14, 2008 10:00 ET

APC's Award-Winning InfraStruXure® Architecture Now Available Through the EMC Select Program

Customers Can Easily Design and Deploy Efficient Datacenter Solutions Including Physical Infrastructure, Monitoring, and Management

WEST KINGSTON, RI--(Marketwire - October 14, 2008) - APC by Schneider Electric, a global leader in integrated critical power and cooling services, today announced an expanded relationship with EMC to incorporate the InfraStruXure® architecture into the EMC Select third-party reseller program. EMC Select helps customers easily acquire all the required components that comprise an information infrastructure.

APC's InfraStruXure architecture fully integrates power, cooling, racks, environmental monitoring, physical security, and management, and allows for the selection of standardized components to create a solution through modular and mobile configurations. This standardization enables an easily scalable architecture that can meet changing needs and future expansion. When used with APC's new datacenter management suite of applications, including InfraStruXure Central, Capacity Manager and Change Manager, the complete system allows datacenter professionals to integrate the three essential elements of datacenter design, operations and management into one platform in order to optimize both efficiency and effectiveness in the physical layer. This award-winning approach provides increased availability, improved adaptability and speed of deployment as well as lower total cost of ownership for IT environments.

"We are pleased to continue teaming with APC to provide our customers with reliable power and cooling options through EMC Select," said Justin Bartinoski, manager, EMC Select. "APC's InfraStruXure architecture provides our commercial and enterprise customers with flexible, energy efficient options in datacenter design. The ability to combine these products with EMC's Energy Efficiency and Green Data Center strategies is extremely appealing to us."

EMC Select is EMC's third-party reseller business, which brings customers best-in-class hardware and software products to complete EMC information infrastructure solutions. The purpose of EMC Select is to ease the design, evaluation and procurement of third-party products required by EMC customers when building out robust datacenter solutions.

"EMC is a leading vendor in the enterprise space, and APC is delighted to serve as a physical infrastructure partner in the EMC Select program," said Robert McKernan, APC's president of North America. "This recognition further solidifies InfraStruXure's position as the leading option for enterprise-class datacenters. Our modular design allows for the creation of datacenters of any size or high density zones within existing datacenters, which is extremely important when implementing today's advanced data center technologies."

For more information about APC and its suite of power and cooling infrastructure products and services, please call 800-877-4080 or visit APC's website at www.apc.com.

About APC

APC by Schneider Electric, a global leader in critical power and cooling services, provides industry leading product, software and systems for home, office, data center and factory floor applications. Backed by the strength, experience, and wide network of Schneider Electric's Critical Power & Cooling Services, APC delivers well planned, flawlessly installed and maintained solutions throughout their lifecycle. Through its unparalleled commitment to innovation, APC delivers pioneering, energy efficient solutions for critical technology and industrial applications. In 2007, Schneider Electric acquired APC and combined it with MGE UPS Systems to form Schneider Electric's Critical Power & Cooling Services Business Unit, which recorded 2007 revenue of $3.5 billion (EUR 2.4 billion) and employed 12,000 people worldwide. APC solutions include uninterruptible power supplies (UPS), precision cooling units, racks, physical security and design and management software, including APC's InfraStruXure® architecture, the industry's most comprehensive integrated power, cooling, and management solution. Schneider Electric, with 120,000 employees and operations in 102 countries, had 2007 annual sales of $25 billion (EUR 17.3 billion). For more information on APC, please visit www.apc.com. All trademarks are the property of their owners.

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