January 29, 2007 08:30 ET

MGE Releases Next-Generation Power Management Software for High-Density Environments

Network Shutdown Module 3.1 Features Exclusive Power Redundancy Management, VMware, NAS and IBM Blade Center Compatibility

COSTA MESA, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- January 29, 2007 -- In continuing efforts to provide the most robust and innovative network-based power management software, MGE UPS SYSTEMS ( -- a world-class technology leader in providing unsurpassed power protection solutions for PCs, networks, data centers, telecommunications, medical and industrial operations -- announced the availability of the latest version of its Network Shutdown Module (NSM) v3.1 software. This robust power management software will appeal to the most demanding data center IT managers that face the daily challenge of managing virtual servers, blade servers and N+X power redundancy levels, be it on the server or the UPS side. This new version features a new user-friendly, web-based interface and is compatible with a host of Operating Systems including Vista, Windows Server 2003 Standard x64 Edition and Xeon 64 or Linux distributions (Ubuntu, Novell, Redhat, Mandriva, Debian, VMware ESX). This highly scalable power management software is a perfect match for multiple-OS environments typical of modern data centers.

Beyond the wide operating system coverage, MGE addresses the specific needs of high-density environments with a few industry firsts: Server virtualization compatibility with the possibility to trigger a graceful shutdown of VMware ESX & Guest OS; IBM Blade Center compatibility for faster installation and management; NAS support with Windows Server 2003 Appliance Edition compatibility; 64-Bit compatibility for Windows Server 2003 Standard x64 Edition on Xeon 64.

Updates for Linux Headless Servers typically used for IPcop-type firewalls and Macintosh OSX Universal versions are slated for later this year.

"In addition to providing a host of new features, customers will appreciate the IT-centric power management model we have developed," noted Hervé Tardy, MGE's vice president of marketing. "Unlike competitive offerings that still provide a UPS-centric view of the power infrastructure, MGE goes a step beyond and manages all the dependencies between high-density servers and large redundant central UPSs to administer power where the IT manager cares -- at the server level. Another area where we have surpassed the competition is the management of redundant power sources to make sure that the IT system will wait until the last level of redundancy to initiate an orderly shutdown. With MGE software, users can make the best usage of their high-availability power systems. It is such a dramatic enhancement that the various technologies MGE uses have been patented."

About MGE:

MGE UPS SYSTEMS is a world leader in providing high quality power solutions that increase power availability and system uptime to PCs and enterprise-wide networks, mission-critical telecommunication systems, medical instrumentation and industrial/manufacturing processes. MGE's global product line includes Uninterruptible Power Supplies (UPS), inverters, power conditioners, power distribution units, power management software, active harmonic filters, and surge suppressors that provide MGE's customers with end-to-end infrastructure solutions. With its Total Quality Management and MGE PowerServices™ programs, supported by a network of 900 service specialists in 170 centers worldwide, MGE's customers are assured of the highest-level of quality and service throughout the complete lifecycle of their installations.

With manufacturing operations in the U.S.A., France, and Asia, MGE is able to deliver the latest in innovative solutions around the globe. To learn more about MGE's power protection, conversion and distribution solutions, visit MGE's website at

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