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American Power Conversion’s Enhanced Management Tool Provides Visibility and Control of the Network-Critical Physical Infrastructure

  • 26 July, 2004 13:49

<p>APC’s New InfraStruXure Manager Appliance Gives Network Managers Easy-to-Use, Centralised Management of Critical APC Devices on the Network</p>
<p>SYDNEY, 26 July 2004 – Driven by the need for the highest availability and management of IT networks, American Power Conversion (APC) today announced the next generation of its InfraStruXure Manager Appliance, enabling management of the network-critical physical infrastructure (NCPI) layer of a data centre or server room. With easy deployment and minimised maintenance costs, InfraStruXure Manager Appliance uses standard protocols and collects information at the device level enabling substantial visibility to the NCPI layer. Previously this visibility was prohibitively expensive due to the cost of gathering the large volume of information necessary.</p>
<p>For the first time, both IT and facility managers have a browser accessible, user-friendly tool that offers remote monitoring and unique analysis tools to help maximise the efficiency and availability of the NCPI. InfraStruXure Manager Appliance provides quick assessments of the present situation and notifies designated personnel should situations occur that threaten availability. Innovative analysis features make planning for future changes in availability, power, runtime or cooling requirements easier than legacy systems. Integration with enterprise and building management systems provides the unique ability to manage the entire NCPI from a single console.</p>
<p>“If you do not have visibility and control over the physical infrastructure, you are blind to the critical layer on which your network depends,” said Paul Munten, APC Country General Manager, Australia and New Zealand. “InfraStruXure Manager gives IT, facilities and data centre managers an easy and effective way to maintain their critical power, cooling and rack devices utilising existing network infrastructure to minimise costly downtime.”</p>
<p>IT and facility managers want the ability to manage systems easily and remotely using their existing network, so when conditions change they can assess and react before a situation becomes critical. InfraStruXure Manager highlights potential system weaknesses in the data centre or server room, including fully loaded uninterruptible power supplies (UPS), branch circuits or power distribution units (PDU), aging batteries, temperature fluctuations via features such as load management, and battery runtime reports. The appliance also reduces system complexity by enabling management of many devices with just one IP address and offering easy to understand data graphs and quick set-up wizards. With InfraStruXure Manager, users can implement upgrades in minutes without system downtime.
Pricing and Availability</p>
<p>All products are currently available in Australia and New Zealand with a recommended retail price, including GST:</p>
<p>APC InfraStruXure Manager Appliance</p>
<p>v4.0, 25-node, AUD$4,325.00, NZD $5,150.00</p>
<p>v4.0, 100-node, AUD$7,175.00, NZD$8,525.00</p>
<p>v4.0, 500-node, AUD$18,000.00, NZD$21,400.00</p>
<p>v4.0, 1000-node, AUD$23,900.00, NZD$28,400.00</p>
<p>APC InfraStruXure Manager</p>
<p>v4.0, 25-node license only, AUD$3,600.00, NZD$4,275.00</p>
<p>v4.0, 100-node license only, AUD$6,225.00, NZD$7,400.00</p>
<p>v4.0, 500-node license only, AUD$16,800.00, NZD$20,000.00</p>
<p>APC InfraStruXure Manager Upgrade for Enterprise Manager</p>
<p>Manager v3.x, 25-node, AUD$2,375.00, NZD$2,825.00</p>
<p>Manager v3.x, 100-node, AUD $4,150.00, NZD$4,925.00</p>
<p>Manager v3.x, 500-node, AUD$8,300.00, NZD$9,850.00</p>
<p>Imagery</p>
<p>High resolution images can be downloaded from:</p>
<p>http://www.apcmedia.com/prod_image_library/sku_results.cfm?availability=ALL&amp;family=56&amp;submit.x=24&amp;submit.y=11</p>
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<p>About American Power Conversion
Founded in 1981, American Power Conversion (Nasdaq: APCC) (APC) is a leading provider of global, end-to-end infrastructure availability solutions. APC’s comprehensive products and services 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 $1.3 billion for the year ended December 31, 2002 and is a Fortune 1000, Nasdaq 100 and S&amp;P 500 Company.</p>
<p>Additional information about APC, and its global end-to-end solutions can be found at www.apc.com or by calling 1800 652 725 in Australia or 0800 272 769 in New Zealand.</p>
<p>For further information please contact:</p>
<p>Natalie Connor</p>
<p>Tel: +61 (0)2 9956 5733</p>
<p>Mobile: +61 (0)417 259 054</p>
<p>E-mail: natalie.connor@text100.com.au</p>

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