SOURCE: MGE Office Protection Systems

April 26, 2007 09:00 ET

MGE to Address Challenging Power and Cooling Issues at Server Blade Summit 2007

COSTA MESA, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 26, 2007 -- MGE Office Protection Systems (www.mgeops.com) -- a world leader in providing end-to-end power protection systems for today's power hungry computing, IT, broadcast and industrial environments, has been invited to discuss current power and cooling challenges for the blade server environment at the sixth annual Server Blade Summit - Blades and Virtualization: The Perfect Marriage. The summit, being held on May 1-3 at the Anaheim, Calif. Marriott Hotel, is the only worldwide conference and exhibition dedicated to the rapidly emerging server blade segment. Serving on the Power and Cooling panel, Mr. Curtiz Gangi, MGE's vice president, will present "Power and Cooling - Managing Power in a Blade World."

During the presentation, Mr. Gangi will discuss how increased power requirements, power architecture change and power management demands pose important challenges and considerations for today's power hungry IT infrastructures. Blade servers have many benefits in terms of space utilization and potentially improved reliability; however, the very nature of high-density computing results in issues that must be addressed throughout planning, implementation and operation. Proper consideration of added cooling and power demands as well as changes in power delivery will assure that users achieve the optimum levels of availability with this new architecture.

In addition to this informative session, MGE will debut their new Pulsar MX UPS models -- in booth # 307 -- that have been designed specifically for protecting blade servers. The Pulsar MX uses a modular, redundant architecture that can scale power and runtime as demand increases or when higher levels of availability are required -- all in a compact and affordable system. These versatile power modules can be installed in rack or tower configurations for easy placement and offer modular designs that can accommodate changing server configurations, redundancy and backup time requirements that can provide up to 20 kVA or 15 kVA in redundant configurations using 5 kVA sub-modules, while hot-swappable components enable maximum uptime, even during maintenance operations. The systems' .09 power factor, wide input voltage window and excellent efficiencies that save energy and heat make the Pulsar MX the ideal power protection solution for dense computing environments.

The Server Blade Summit is the place to learn how to use server blades to reduce costs, modularize the data center, implement consolidation, and save space and energy. The program deals with server consolidation, virtualization, power and cooling, energy savings, storage, networking, management, architectures, and interconnects. The Summit includes tutorials, panels, keynotes, workshops, market research sessions, and exhibits. Attendees will be able to ask questions, see the latest products, meet key people, and participate in important discussions. For more information and to register online, visit www.serverbladesummit.com.

For more information on MGE's new Pulsar MX scalable system and/or its other comprehensive line of power protection solutions, call MGE toll free at 800-523-0142 or visit the MGE Office Protection Systems' Web site at: www.mgeops.com.

About MGE Office Protection Systems

MGE Office Protection Systems consists of the single-phase UPS and surge suppression products of MGE UPS SYSTEMS after the acquisition of APC by MGE's parent company, Schneider Electric. MGE represents the third largest single-phase UPS vendor in the world, with a direct presence in over 41 countries on five continents and a global distribution network.

MGE Office Protection Systems addresses any power protection, distribution and management needs in the office, networking and industrial markets. Channel partners include mainstream IT, Datacomm, Electrical and Industrial distributors as well as IT/Telecom OEMs. MGE Office Protection Systems is one of the very few UPS vendors that manufacture the vast majority of its products on its own premises to ensure total quality control.

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