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

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

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."

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