Two Join Blade Ready

APC announced that two new industry partners recently joined the Blade Ready program

July 11, 2007

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WEST KINGSTON, R.I. -- APC, a globalleader in integrated critical power and cooling services, todayannounced that two new industry partners recently joined the BLADEREADY(TM) program. As members of the BLADE READY program, Terascala,a Linux hardware clustering company revolutionizing the deploymentmethods of demanding clustered applications, and Force10 Networks(R),the pioneer in building and securing reliable networks, will assistcompanies with blade deployment and implementation and enable secureoperational excellence in blade environments.

"With an increasing number of companies utilizing compact bladeservers as an alternative to rack-mounted units, vendors are comingtogether to assist in the design and deployment of theseenvironments," said Aaron Davis, chief marketing officer at APC-MGE."The addition of Terascala and Force10 Networks to the BLADE READYprogram continues to strengthen our vendor community and enables usto provide an unparalleled knowledgebase in the area of blade serverenvironments. The BLADE READY program benefits vendors and consumersalike by offering more efficient design and deployment of bladeserver systems, ultimately resulting in cost savings in the datacenter."

The BLADE READY program unites vendors of complementary data centerinfrastructure technologies to deliver comprehensive interoperableproducts, solutions, and services for blade server environments. Together, BLADE READY members help enterprises assess, design,procure, stage, implement and interconnect blade servers and relatedequipment. Members in this program include a group of strategic,best-in-class hardware and software vendors that help enableoperational excellence and unsurpassed compatibility with bladenetwork environments.

"Terascala's Blade Cluster combines high performance, high densitystorage and server blades in the same enclosure, with unprecedentedspace, heat, and power efficiency to reduce data center and powercosts," said Larry Genovesi, president and CEO of Terascala, Inc. "We're looking forward to working with the BLADE READY vendorcommunity to provide best-of-breed solutions that deliver true valueto organizations deploying mid- to large-scale Linux clusters."

American Power Conversion Corp. (APC)

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