American Power Conversion Addresses High-Density and Cooling Issues With a Suite of New Offerings

American Power Conversion (Nasdaq: APCC) (APC) today announced an array of new product offerings that quickly and cost-effectively handle the real-world challenges of high power densities and cooling in IT environments. As part of APC's InfraStruXure architecture that integrates power, cooling, management, racks and services for on-demand network-critical physical infrastructure (NCPI), these new products allow IT professionals to rapidly deploy solutions to keep pace with market changes.

"APC's InfraStruXure continuously evolves to keep pace with current issues such as server consolidation and migration, and future challenges resulting from rapidly refreshing new IT technologies," said Rob Potts, UK & Ireland Country Manager, APC. "With the increase in power requirements as well as cooling issues becoming a vital part of maintaining availability, APC continues to invest in solutions to maintain a highly available NCPI."

Rack Side Air Distribution
APC's Rack Side Air Distribution unit improves availability and lowers cost with optimised rack-level cooling. With the integration of voice and data networks and increasing use of power dense blade servers, these new technologies are creating cooling and power challenges on the data centre. APC's new 2U, rack-mountable design, provides cooling to networking equipment or servers that require side-to-side airflow in various IT environments. The patent-pending unit, which pulls conditioned air in from the front and distributes it to the side, allows IT professionals to place side-to-side cooled equipment in the same rack as front-to-back cooled equipment. The Rack Side Air Distribution unit provides greater security and organisation since IT professionals can place racks adjacent to one another without impeding airflow. The unit is currently available worldwide (except Japan).

Rack-mount Power Distribution Units (PDU)
With increased power becoming a must in today's IT environments, APC announces InfraStruXure 32A single-phase rack-mount power distribution unit that provide increased agility as well by offering up to 30A/32A versus the current 20A. The new 30A/32A configuration allows users to deploy more power at the rack-level and eliminates the need for multiple PDUs to provide the needed power. The PDUs, which are ideal for high density applications in wiring closets to large data centre, are available in Basic, Metered and Switched models.

InfraStruXure 32A single-phase rack-mount power distribution unit are available worldwide (excluding North America).

Toolless Blanking Panels
APC's new Toolless Blanking Panels are ideal for users who consider agility a priority. The patent-pending blanking panels, which do not require tools for installation, enable users to quickly and cost-effectively solve air flow problems due to rapid changes in IT environments, including high power density applications and server consolidation. Designed for use in any IT environment from wiring closets through large data centre, the 1U panels cover open rack positions and promote optimum air flow. Blanking Panel kits are available worldwide immediately in bundles of 10 and 200.

Rack Air Removal Unit
As deployment speeds quicken, IT managers need enclosure cooling solutions that are easy-to-use, install, and can accommodate new technology requirements. To address these demands, APC now offers new frame options for Rack Air Removal units that provide improved ventilation for high power densities. The Rack Air Removal unit also helps increase IT equipment availability in the rack by removing exhaust air and minimising the mixing of hot and cold air streams. The units, which replace the rear doors of the enclosure and require zero U, remove up to 1200 cfm of air from the rear through temperature controlled fans. Available in two sizes, the 42U 19" wide and 42U 23" wide units are currently available worldwide (excluding Japan).

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