ADC and APC by Schneider Electric join forces to deliver End-to-End, integrated solutions for today's data center environments

Date: Thu, 07/02/2009 - 12:46

Portfolio addresses increasing data center challenges
ADC and APC by Schneider Electric join forces to deliver End-to-End, integrated solutions for today's data center environments

ADC, a global leader in copper and fiber connectivity and cable management infrastructure solutions, announced that it and APC by Schneider Electric, a global leader in integrated critical power and cooling services, have teamed up to provide comprehensive solutions for today's complex data center environments. The integrated Cisco-centered solutions address high density connectivity and management needs, as well as, power and cooling solutions required by data centers.
Based on the strategic partnership agreement entered into between ADC and APC in July 2008, the two companies have collaborated to simplify data center design decisions and ease the installation process of new equipment. The result is ADC-APC Integrated Cisco Data Center Solutions which provide managed density, best-in-class connectivity and cable management, optimal cooling for Cisco side-ventilating switches and a feature-rich enclosure for speed of deployment around three Cisco active platforms.

The ADC-APC Integrated Cisco Data Center Solutions portfolio offers in-cabinet solutions for three of Cisco's leading switches:
• TrueNet/NetShelter MDS 9513 System,
• TrueNet/NetShelter MDS 9509 System,
• TrueNet/NetShelter Catalyst 6509 System.

"With the increasing demand for bandwidth and storage requirements, data centers face growing challenges such as density, reliability and scalability, and rising power consumption," said Jaxon Lang, vice president of Global Connectivity Solutions, Americas forADC. "The ADC-APC combined Cisco-centered solutions are designed to address these issues efficiently and cost-effectively by leveraging both companies' strengths in the industry."
"Our work with ADC has allowed us to provide a best in class solution to a real customer need," said Joe Kramer, general manager, rack systems at APC. "We are seeing more and more data centers with Cisco data center switches in the server row. By completely separating the hot and cold air return path, our unique solution allows these switches to utilize the cooling best practice of hot aisle/cold aisle separation to achieve increased energy efficiency."
As data center managers prepare to keep pace with growing data transmission and applications needs, the ADC-APC Integrated Cisco Data Center Solutions provide a single source solution to ensure their infrastructures are ready today and for tomorrow's technologies.

The integrated portfolio includes:
• Electrical distribution and industrial control,
• Power distribution,
• Cooling solutions,
• IT infrastructure management,
• Fiber and copper connectivity,
• EF&I services.

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