Penguin Computing Names American Power Conversion as Power Protection Provider For Linux-based Internet Solutions

Feb 08, 2001, 00:00 ET from American Power Conversion

    WEST KINGSTON, R.I., Feb. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- American Power Conversion
 (Nasdaq:   APCC) (APC), a global leader in end-to-end availability enhancement
 solutions, announced today that APC has been named the provider of power
 protection solutions for Penguin Computing Inc., a San Francisco, Calif.-based
 provider of reliable Linux systems for Internet serving.  In an effort to help
 maximize system reliability and uptime, Penguin Computing will resell APC
 surge protection and uninterruptible power supplies (UPS) to its workstation
 and server customers worldwide.
     "The reliability of the Internet is only as high as its weakest link and
 in many cases power is that weakest link," explained Peter Rumsey, vice
 president of APC's Enterprise Solutions Group.  "By offering APC's
 comprehensive surge protection and UPS solutions, Penguin Computing assists
 its customers in obtaining the high levels of availability that Internet
 applications demand.  Customers also benefit from solutions designed to help
 maximize available space in the high-density, rack-based Internet world."
     "Penguin Computing prides itself on providing Internet server solutions
 that are optimized for reliability and price-performance," said Rick Blair,
 vice president, sales at Penguin Computing.  "In evaluating power protection
 providers, we found that APC understands the performance and physical space
 needs of Penguin Computing's high availability customers, as well as the
 special needs of the fast-moving Linux community.  APC's product breadth and
 industry leadership are well suited for Penguin Computing-based Internet
     Penguin Computing will offer APC's SurgeArrest(R), Back-UPS(R) and Back-
 UPS Pro(R) products, as well as tower and rack-mount Smart-UPS(R) for Penguin
 Computing workstation and server applications.  APC UPS users benefit from
 APC's comprehensive Linux support including APC's award winning PowerChute(R)
 plus for Linux with enhanced shutdown support for Apache Web Server.  APC's
 Back-UPS, Back-UPS Pro and Smart-UPS are approved Red Hat Ready.
     To learn more about APC's award-winning power protection and management
 solutions for Penguin Computing, visit  To purchase APC
 solutions from Penguin, go to or call 888-
 PENGUIN (in the U.S. and Canada).
     About American Power Conversion
     Founded in 1981, American Power Conversion (Nasdaq:   APCC) is a leading
 provider of global, end-to-end availability enhancement solutions which
 include surge suppressors, uninterruptible power supplies (UPS), DC-based
 power systems, precision cooling equipment, cabling and connectivity
 solutions, power conditioning equipment, related software, professional and
 consulting services for Nonstop Networking(TM), as well as power purchasing
 solutions through, The World's Online Energy Store(SM).  APC's
 comprehensive products, services and accessory offering, which is designed for
 both home and corporate environments, improves the availability, manageability
 and performance of sensitive electronic, network, communication and industrial
 equipment of all sizes.  APC, which is headquartered in West Kingston, Rhode
 Island, reported sales of $1.48 billion for the year ended December 31, 2000
 and is a Fortune 1000 and S&P 500 company.
     All trademarks are the property of their owners.  The Red Hat Ready
 certification program uses a rigorous, thorough testing methodology from the
 leader in open source solutions that assures enterprise users that their
 hardware choices are compatible with the Red Hat Linux operating system.
 Additional information about APC and its global end-to-end solutions can be
 found at or by calling 800-877-4080.
      For more information contact:
      Juli Dexter, APC director of media relations worldwide, 800-788-2208
      ext. 2373,
      Debbie Grey, APC investor relations manager, 800-788- 2208, ext. 2994,

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