ADC and APC by Schneider Electric Join Forces to Deliver Integrated Solutions

The integrated Cisco-centered solutions address high density connectivity and management needs, as well as, power and cooling solutions required by data centers.

June 22, 2009

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MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ADC (NASDAQ: ADCT) (, a global leader in copper and fiber connectivity and cable management infrastructure solutions, today 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 solutions will be showcased at the Cisco Live 2009 event, June 27-July 2, at the Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco.

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 for ADC. "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.

About APC
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 ???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 ???18,3 billion in 2008. All trademarks are the property of their owners.

About ADC
ADC provides the connections for wireline, wireless, cable, broadcast, and enterprise networks around the world. ADC's innovative network infrastructure equipment and professional services enable high-speed Internet, data, video, and voice services to residential, business and mobile subscribers. ADC (NASDAQ ADCT) has sales into more than 130 countries. Learn more about ADC at

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