American Power Conversion's InfraStruXure(R) Architecture Helps Cyber Continuity Center Create North America's Premier High Density Colocation Data Center

800 Acre DuPage National Technology Park in Illinois to House One of the

Largest Tier III High Density Data Centers in Country



Nov 20, 2006, 00:00 ET from American Power Conversion

    WEST KINGSTON, R.I., Nov. 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- American Power
 Conversion (Nasdaq:   APCC) (APC), a global leader in power, cooling, and
 management solutions, today announced that the Cyber Continuity Center
 (http://www.cybercontinuity.com), one of North America's first high density
 colocation data centers, will use APC's InfraStruXure(R) architecture for
 high density blade server deployments at the new facility. InfraStruXure's
 on-demand architecture integrates power, cooling, management, security,
 physical threat monitoring, and services in a rack-optimized design. By
 using InfraStruXure to build an integrated, agile data center with high
 system availability, the 62,000 square-foot Cyber Continuity Center will
 exceed the Uptime Institute's Tier III Data Center designation making it
 one of the top high density data centers in the country. APC and Aerico, a
 leading IT consulting company based in Arlington Heights, Ill., worked with
 the Cyber Continuity Center's Chief Technology Officer, Jack Pressman, on
 the data center's design.
     (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20031003/NEAPCLOGO )
     Located 39 miles west of Chicago in the 800-acre DuPage National
 Technology Park, the Cyber Continuity Center will deliver premier high
 density colocation, build-to-suit data center, and disaster and workplace
 recovery facilities to a broad range of Chicago-area clients such as
 financial services companies, manufacturing firms, medical research firms,
 universities, and other organizations. With the astounding growth of
 digital information and Internet use driving the need for data storage and
 colocation services, Chicago-area companies now can house their primary
 data center or disaster recovery site at the new Cyber Continuity Center.
 Scheduled to open in the spring of 2007, the West Chicago, Ill.-based
 facility is the first of many new buildings slated for construction in the
 Technology Park. According to CenterPoint Properties, the developer of the
 DuPage National Technology Park, significant leasing activity has already
 occurred at the Cyber Continuity Center.
     "The Cyber Continuity Center is the first high density data center
 facility offering clients a complete range of mirrored data center,
 hosting, storage and recovery solutions as well as unsurpassed security,
 scalability and engineering," said Jack Pressman, chief technology officer,
 Cyber Continuity Center USA. "This facility will give our clients the
 capability to virtualize their physical infrastructure on site. Unlike most
 North American data centers, the Cyber Continuity Center will have the
 ability to support high density applications ranging from 5kw to 25kw per
 rack."
     The new center will contain two separate areas managed and operated by
 a technical support team of between 30 and 45 high technology
 professionals. One space will house high density scalable colocation
 facilities for lease, and the second space will offer 'micro-suites' or
 entirely private data centers that benefit from the Tier III infrastructure
 in the building. Construction is already underway on the first building, a
 62,000 square foot structure with more than 40,000 square feet devoted to
 the data center. This facility will house six APC Symmetra(R) 1.6 MegaWatt
 UPS systems and 1,000 APC NetShelter(R) SX server racks in individual
 InfraStruXure Hot-Aisle Containment System configurations.
     "APC is excited to partner with the Cyber Continuity Center on one of
 the largest and most technologically advanced colocation projects in the
 United States," said Peter Poulin, APC's vice president, North America.
 "The facility will deploy InfraStruXure from end to end, supporting a
 complete range of hosting, storage and recovery solutions. Because
 InfraStruXure offers a standardized, modular approach to building data
 centers, the Cyber Continuity Center can deliver high density data centers
 with scalability to customers quickly. The center is one of the first
 facility services providers in the industry to adopt a standardized
 approach to building large scale data centers."
     The long-range goal of the Cyber Continuity Center is to create a chain
 of micro-rings around the country. The organization is currently evaluating
 sites on the East and West Coast as well as in the Midwest for additional
 sites. The Cyber Continuity Center expects to complete each facility within
 six months of contract initiation; an impressive time line for which
 Pressman credits the ability of the engineering team and APC.
     "APC's solutions as well as its dedicated service and implementation
 teams make it possible to expect that each facility will be completed
 within six months," said Pressman. "More importantly, because APC strives
 to introduce new InfraStruXure technology refreshes, the Cyber Continuity
 Center will continue to offer its customers the latest and finest data
 center technology now and in the future."
     About American Power Conversion
     Founded in 1981, American Power Conversion (Nasdaq:   APCC) (APC) is a
 leading provider of global, end-to-end solutions for real-time
 infrastructure. APC's comprehensive products and services for home and
 corporate environments improve the availability, manageability and
 performance of sensitive electronic, network, communication and industrial
 equipment of all sizes. APC offers a wide variety of products for
 network-critical physical infrastructure including InfraStruXure(R), its
 revolutionary architecture for on-demand data centers, as well as physical
 threat management products through the company's NetBotz(R) division. These
 products and services help companies increase the availability and
 reliability of their IT systems. Headquartered in West Kingston, Rhode
 Island, APC reported sales of $2 billion for the year ended December 31,
 2005, and is a Fortune 1000, Nasdaq 100 and S&P 500 Company.
     About DuPage National Technology Park
     The DuPage National Technology Park (DNTP) is North America's most
 advanced business and research park, engineered with the technology
 infrastructure to provide a scalable, sustainable business community that
 achieves speed, redundancy and survivability. Located in West Chicago,
 Ill., the 800-acre DNTP is ideal for technology-driven office, corporate
 headquarters, research and development, applied sciences, light industrial,
 and retail and hospitality. (http://www.dntp.com)
     All trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
 
     For more information contact:
 
     Media:
     Chet Lasell, APC director, public relations-North America, 800-788-2208
 ext. 2693, chet.lasell@apcc.com
     Investors:
     Debbie Hancock, APC director, investor relations, 401-789-5735, ext.
 2994, debbie.hancock@apcc.com
 
 

SOURCE American Power Conversion
    WEST KINGSTON, R.I., Nov. 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- American Power
 Conversion (Nasdaq:   APCC) (APC), a global leader in power, cooling, and
 management solutions, today announced that the Cyber Continuity Center
 (http://www.cybercontinuity.com), one of North America's first high density
 colocation data centers, will use APC's InfraStruXure(R) architecture for
 high density blade server deployments at the new facility. InfraStruXure's
 on-demand architecture integrates power, cooling, management, security,
 physical threat monitoring, and services in a rack-optimized design. By
 using InfraStruXure to build an integrated, agile data center with high
 system availability, the 62,000 square-foot Cyber Continuity Center will
 exceed the Uptime Institute's Tier III Data Center designation making it
 one of the top high density data centers in the country. APC and Aerico, a
 leading IT consulting company based in Arlington Heights, Ill., worked with
 the Cyber Continuity Center's Chief Technology Officer, Jack Pressman, on
 the data center's design.
     (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20031003/NEAPCLOGO )
     Located 39 miles west of Chicago in the 800-acre DuPage National
 Technology Park, the Cyber Continuity Center will deliver premier high
 density colocation, build-to-suit data center, and disaster and workplace
 recovery facilities to a broad range of Chicago-area clients such as
 financial services companies, manufacturing firms, medical research firms,
 universities, and other organizations. With the astounding growth of
 digital information and Internet use driving the need for data storage and
 colocation services, Chicago-area companies now can house their primary
 data center or disaster recovery site at the new Cyber Continuity Center.
 Scheduled to open in the spring of 2007, the West Chicago, Ill.-based
 facility is the first of many new buildings slated for construction in the
 Technology Park. According to CenterPoint Properties, the developer of the
 DuPage National Technology Park, significant leasing activity has already
 occurred at the Cyber Continuity Center.
     "The Cyber Continuity Center is the first high density data center
 facility offering clients a complete range of mirrored data center,
 hosting, storage and recovery solutions as well as unsurpassed security,
 scalability and engineering," said Jack Pressman, chief technology officer,
 Cyber Continuity Center USA. "This facility will give our clients the
 capability to virtualize their physical infrastructure on site. Unlike most
 North American data centers, the Cyber Continuity Center will have the
 ability to support high density applications ranging from 5kw to 25kw per
 rack."
     The new center will contain two separate areas managed and operated by
 a technical support team of between 30 and 45 high technology
 professionals. One space will house high density scalable colocation
 facilities for lease, and the second space will offer 'micro-suites' or
 entirely private data centers that benefit from the Tier III infrastructure
 in the building. Construction is already underway on the first building, a
 62,000 square foot structure with more than 40,000 square feet devoted to
 the data center. This facility will house six APC Symmetra(R) 1.6 MegaWatt
 UPS systems and 1,000 APC NetShelter(R) SX server racks in individual
 InfraStruXure Hot-Aisle Containment System configurations.
     "APC is excited to partner with the Cyber Continuity Center on one of
 the largest and most technologically advanced colocation projects in the
 United States," said Peter Poulin, APC's vice president, North America.
 "The facility will deploy InfraStruXure from end to end, supporting a
 complete range of hosting, storage and recovery solutions. Because
 InfraStruXure offers a standardized, modular approach to building data
 centers, the Cyber Continuity Center can deliver high density data centers
 with scalability to customers quickly. The center is one of the first
 facility services providers in the industry to adopt a standardized
 approach to building large scale data centers."
     The long-range goal of the Cyber Continuity Center is to create a chain
 of micro-rings around the country. The organization is currently evaluating
 sites on the East and West Coast as well as in the Midwest for additional
 sites. The Cyber Continuity Center expects to complete each facility within
 six months of contract initiation; an impressive time line for which
 Pressman credits the ability of the engineering team and APC.
     "APC's solutions as well as its dedicated service and implementation
 teams make it possible to expect that each facility will be completed
 within six months," said Pressman. "More importantly, because APC strives
 to introduce new InfraStruXure technology refreshes, the Cyber Continuity
 Center will continue to offer its customers the latest and finest data
 center technology now and in the future."
     About American Power Conversion
     Founded in 1981, American Power Conversion (Nasdaq:   APCC) (APC) is a
 leading provider of global, end-to-end solutions for real-time
 infrastructure. APC's comprehensive products and services for home and
 corporate environments improve the availability, manageability and
 performance of sensitive electronic, network, communication and industrial
 equipment of all sizes. APC offers a wide variety of products for
 network-critical physical infrastructure including InfraStruXure(R), its
 revolutionary architecture for on-demand data centers, as well as physical
 threat management products through the company's NetBotz(R) division. These
 products and services help companies increase the availability and
 reliability of their IT systems. Headquartered in West Kingston, Rhode
 Island, APC reported sales of $2 billion for the year ended December 31,
 2005, and is a Fortune 1000, Nasdaq 100 and S&P 500 Company.
     About DuPage National Technology Park
     The DuPage National Technology Park (DNTP) is North America's most
 advanced business and research park, engineered with the technology
 infrastructure to provide a scalable, sustainable business community that
 achieves speed, redundancy and survivability. Located in West Chicago,
 Ill., the 800-acre DNTP is ideal for technology-driven office, corporate
 headquarters, research and development, applied sciences, light industrial,
 and retail and hospitality. (http://www.dntp.com)
     All trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
 
     For more information contact:
 
     Media:
     Chet Lasell, APC director, public relations-North America, 800-788-2208
 ext. 2693, chet.lasell@apcc.com
     Investors:
     Debbie Hancock, APC director, investor relations, 401-789-5735, ext.
 2994, debbie.hancock@apcc.com
 
 SOURCE American Power Conversion

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