APC Resizes InfraStruXure for SMBs

By Wayne Rash  |  Posted 2006-06-26 Print this article Print

The new version of the company's power management system is preconfigured for use in a server room or small IT center.

West Kingston, R.I.—American Power Conversion is bringing out a new version of its InfraStruXure line of power backup and management devices aimed at the small and midsize business market. A company spokesperson revealed the details on this new system at a meeting at the companys headquarters here. The new InfraStruXure is coupled with a SmartUPS VT power module of the sort already used by SMBs.
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The unit comes with hot-swap battery modules and can support 20 to 30kVA of power backup capacity at 208V or 480V input. The new version of the InfraStruXure is a preconfigured turnkey unit thats shipped ready to use. Its mounted in a standard full-height rack that can be part of APCs In-Row cooling solution and can use APCs enterprise management tools. However, it does not need to be part of such a solution, and its delivered to work as a stand-alone device. Enterprise-class InfraStruXure systems are custom-designed and manufactured, intended to be a power management solution for data centers that range from merely huge to massive. This is the first time that APC has made this product available to smaller businesses at a lower price. Although exact pricing depends on the configuration, the Infrastruxure with SmartUPS VT is significantly less expensive than the enterprise version, according to the company. Check out eWEEK.coms for the latest news, views and analysis on servers, switches and networking protocols for the enterprise and small businesses.
Wayne Rash Wayne Rash is a Senior Analyst for eWEEK Labs and runs the magazine's Washington Bureau. Prior to joining eWEEK as a Senior Writer on wireless technology, he was a Senior Contributing Editor and previously a Senior Analyst in the InfoWorld Test Center. He was also a reviewer for Federal Computer Week and Information Security Magazine. Previously, he ran the reviews and events departments at CMP's InternetWeek.

He is a retired naval officer, a former principal at American Management Systems and a long-time columnist for Byte Magazine. He is a regular contributor to Plane & Pilot Magazine and The Washington Post.

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