American Power Conversion Expands Linux Support with New Software Offering for Red Hat's Latest Operating System

APC's PowerChute(R) plus is Compatible with Newly Introduced Red Hat Linux 7.1

and Available with Every Copy of Red Hat Linux 7.1 Professional Edition



Apr 16, 2001, 01:00 ET from American Power Conversion

    WEST KINGSTON, R.I., April 16 /PRNewswire/ --Representing more than a
 quarter of server operating system (OS) license shipments in 2001, the Linux
 OS is fast becoming a major player in the server and client operating
 environments marketplace.  American Power Conversion (Nasdaq:   APCC)(APC), in
 association with Red Hat (Nasdaq:   RHAT), is furthering its efforts to ensure
 power availability for this rapidly expanding market.  APC announced today
 that its industry-leading PowerChute plus software is now compatible with Red
 Hat's newly announced OS, Red Hat Linux 7.1.  Additionally, PowerChute plus
 will be available, free of charge, on Red Hat's Linux Application Library CD
 shipped with all Professional versions of Red Hat Linux 7.1.
     "APC solutions are well-suited for the high availability needs of the
 Linux community and we are pleased that APC has added the Red Hat Certified
 Solutions logo to its efforts, enabling Red Hat to recommend APC solutions to
 our customers as certified for Red Hat Linux," said Bob Cymbalski, Red Hat's
 vice president of Product Management.  "APC's integration with Red Hat Linux
 7.1 is evidence of its continued comprehensive support of Linux users.  The
 addition of PowerChute plus to our application CD provides Red Hat customers
 with an integral element of essential APC power availability solutions."
 The Red Hat Linux Application Library CD is a collection of third party Linux
 applications bundled with selected editions of Red Hat Linux sold worldwide.
 The CD provides Red Hat customers worldwide with industry-leading Red Hat
 certified solutions.
     "We are delighted to add support of Red Hat's latest operating system and
 inclusion on its application CD to APC's expanding list of Linux initiatives,"
 said Rob Johnson, general manager of APC's Availability Enhancements Group.
     "The high availability applications being run on Red Hat Linux OSs call
 for a comprehensive power availability solution.  The combination of APC's
 uninterruptible power supplies (UPSs) with APC power management software is
 the IT industry's leading choice for addressing the potential issues of power-
 related system downtime."
     APC's award winning PowerChute plus software enables you to monitor and
 control any APC's Smart-UPS(R), Back-UPS(R), and Back-UPS Pro(R) UPSs.
 PowerChute plus for Linux dramatically enhances the reliability of your
 computer system and its applications by automatically protecting system and
 data integrity during a power crisis, and includes enhanced support for
 shutdown of Apache web servers.
     In addition to today's announcements, APC has become an ISV (independent
 software vendor) partner with Red Hat.  The Red Hat Certified ISV Program
 provides application vendors with training and software certification to
 ensure compatibility and support for applications running on Red Hat Linux.
 Additionally, APC's Back-UPS, Back-UPS Pro and Smart-UPS are approved Red Hat
 Ready.  The Red Hat Ready certification program uses a rigorous, thorough
 testing methodology that assures enterprise users that their hardware choices
 are compatible with the Red Hat Linux operating system.
     To learn more about all of APC's award-winning power protection and
 management solutions and services, visit APC's Web site at www.apc.com or call
 APC at 800-877-4080.
 
     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 energyOn.com, The World's Online Energy StoreSM.  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.  Additional information
 about APC and its global end-to-end solutions can be found by accessing the
 APC World Wide Web site at www.apcc.com or by calling 800-877-4080.
 
     (1):  Source : IDC, Server Operating Environments, December 2000
 
     For more information contact:
     Media:
     Juli Dexter, APC director of media relations worldwide, 800-788-2208
 ext. 2373, juli.dexter@apcc.com
 
     Investors:
     Debbie Grey, APC investor relations manager, 800-788-2208, ext. 2994,
 debbie.grey@apcc.com
 
 

SOURCE American Power Conversion
    WEST KINGSTON, R.I., April 16 /PRNewswire/ --Representing more than a
 quarter of server operating system (OS) license shipments in 2001, the Linux
 OS is fast becoming a major player in the server and client operating
 environments marketplace.  American Power Conversion (Nasdaq:   APCC)(APC), in
 association with Red Hat (Nasdaq:   RHAT), is furthering its efforts to ensure
 power availability for this rapidly expanding market.  APC announced today
 that its industry-leading PowerChute plus software is now compatible with Red
 Hat's newly announced OS, Red Hat Linux 7.1.  Additionally, PowerChute plus
 will be available, free of charge, on Red Hat's Linux Application Library CD
 shipped with all Professional versions of Red Hat Linux 7.1.
     "APC solutions are well-suited for the high availability needs of the
 Linux community and we are pleased that APC has added the Red Hat Certified
 Solutions logo to its efforts, enabling Red Hat to recommend APC solutions to
 our customers as certified for Red Hat Linux," said Bob Cymbalski, Red Hat's
 vice president of Product Management.  "APC's integration with Red Hat Linux
 7.1 is evidence of its continued comprehensive support of Linux users.  The
 addition of PowerChute plus to our application CD provides Red Hat customers
 with an integral element of essential APC power availability solutions."
 The Red Hat Linux Application Library CD is a collection of third party Linux
 applications bundled with selected editions of Red Hat Linux sold worldwide.
 The CD provides Red Hat customers worldwide with industry-leading Red Hat
 certified solutions.
     "We are delighted to add support of Red Hat's latest operating system and
 inclusion on its application CD to APC's expanding list of Linux initiatives,"
 said Rob Johnson, general manager of APC's Availability Enhancements Group.
     "The high availability applications being run on Red Hat Linux OSs call
 for a comprehensive power availability solution.  The combination of APC's
 uninterruptible power supplies (UPSs) with APC power management software is
 the IT industry's leading choice for addressing the potential issues of power-
 related system downtime."
     APC's award winning PowerChute plus software enables you to monitor and
 control any APC's Smart-UPS(R), Back-UPS(R), and Back-UPS Pro(R) UPSs.
 PowerChute plus for Linux dramatically enhances the reliability of your
 computer system and its applications by automatically protecting system and
 data integrity during a power crisis, and includes enhanced support for
 shutdown of Apache web servers.
     In addition to today's announcements, APC has become an ISV (independent
 software vendor) partner with Red Hat.  The Red Hat Certified ISV Program
 provides application vendors with training and software certification to
 ensure compatibility and support for applications running on Red Hat Linux.
 Additionally, APC's Back-UPS, Back-UPS Pro and Smart-UPS are approved Red Hat
 Ready.  The Red Hat Ready certification program uses a rigorous, thorough
 testing methodology that assures enterprise users that their hardware choices
 are compatible with the Red Hat Linux operating system.
     To learn more about all of APC's award-winning power protection and
 management solutions and services, visit APC's Web site at www.apc.com or call
 APC at 800-877-4080.
 
     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 energyOn.com, The World's Online Energy StoreSM.  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.  Additional information
 about APC and its global end-to-end solutions can be found by accessing the
 APC World Wide Web site at www.apcc.com or by calling 800-877-4080.
 
     (1):  Source : IDC, Server Operating Environments, December 2000
 
     For more information contact:
     Media:
     Juli Dexter, APC director of media relations worldwide, 800-788-2208
 ext. 2373, juli.dexter@apcc.com
 
     Investors:
     Debbie Grey, APC investor relations manager, 800-788-2208, ext. 2994,
 debbie.grey@apcc.com
 
 SOURCE  American Power Conversion

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