SOURCE: APC by Schneider Electric

APC by Schneider Electric

February 23, 2009 10:00 ET

APC's Electrical Efficiency Assessment Service Ensures Availability and Maximizes Efficiency

Vendor-Neutral Recommendations Optimize Power and Cooling Infrastructure and Plan for Future Growth or Consolidation

WEST KINGSTON, RI--(Marketwire - February 23, 2009) - APC by Schneider Electric, a global leader in integrated critical power and cooling services, today announced the launch of the Electrical Efficiency Assessment Service designed to address the growing concern of energy efficiency in the data center. Delivered by APC's global Professional Services organization, the vendor-neutral suite of services includes comprehensive evaluation of energy use in customers' facilities with detailed reports on total data center input power, IT load, Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE), and power and cooling conditions. Consultants also provide proposals to resolve issues with a range of recommendations to suit customer needs.

"There are and will continue to be business and regulatory climates that demand increased efficiencies within the data center," said John DiPippo, senior vice president, Data Center Solutions, Services, and Software, APC. "APC's new Electrical Efficiency Assessment Service brings significant return on investment as customers optimize current infrastructure and plan for future growth or consolidation."

The Services team audits existing data centers and provides customers with detailed proposals to improve their current data center efficiency. The proposal recommends a range of solutions that yield minimum to maximum estimated efficiency gains, allowing customers to implement specific changes that best fit their business needs and data center environments. Issues typically found in data centers often are addressed with a combination of airflow and cooling management techniques, smarter hot-cold aisle configurations and containment systems, upgrades to UPS systems, as well as modernization of rack enclosures with new intelligent systems.

The Electrical Efficiency Assessment Service is currently available in Australia, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Japan, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Netherlands, Russian Federation, Singapore, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States, and Vietnam. For more information about APC's diverse service offerings, please visit www.apc.com or call 1-800-877-4080.

About APC by Schneider Electric

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 2008 revenue of EUR 2,6 billion (including APC-MGE sales of $3.7 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 114,000 employees and operations in 100 countries, achieved sales of EUR 18,3 billion in 2008. For more information on APC, please visit www.apc.com. All trademarks are the property of their owners.

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