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APC Joins Microsoft System Center Alliance
Posted on Friday, September 4, 2009

West Kingston, RI, 2009 — APC by Schneider Electric, a global leader in integrated critical power and cooling services, today announced it has joined the Microsoft System Center Alliance to enhance and provide support for critical physical infrastructure monitoring and management through the integration of APC InfraStruXure® Central with Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007.

The APC Management Pack for System Center Operations Manager 2007 enables integrated system and service monitoring in a multi-vendor environment.The integration of APC’s data center management suite with Microsoft’s System Center Operations Manager 2007 will give data center managers the ability to view and manage physical infrastructure, including power, cooling, physical space and security, as well as providing a comprehensive view of the health of servers, applications, and clients within the datacenter.

“Linking the physical and server environments with the APC Management Pack through Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007 allows customers to better understand the impact of physical layer changes on business applications,” said Alistair Pim, APC’s vice president of Global Strategic Alliances.“Through this ongoing partnership, APC and Microsoft strive to deliver resilient, energy-efficient, and cost effective solutions for the IT environment.”

“The integration of Microsoft System Center Manager 2007 and the APC Management Pack enables our customers to better view and manage the physical infrastructure supporting key applications throughout their business,“ said JD Marymee, director of strategic partner alliances, Management and Services Division, Microsoft.“We are pleased to welcome APC to the System Center Alliance and look forward to continuing our work together bringing improved integration to the market and even more value to our mutual customers over time.”

Microsoft System Center is an industry leading suite of management products and solutions that help customers manage the physical and virtual IT environments across data centers, client computers, and devices. The purpose of the System Center Alliance is to provide an online community to help partners more easily collaborate on the creation of solutions for System Center, as well as deliver a vehicle for providing information about those solutions to customers and sales channels.

Joining the Microsoft System Center Alliance is an example of APC’s ongoing collaboration with Microsoft which also includes solution and software support for the Microsoft Technology Centers across the globe. For more information on the Microsoft System Center Alliance please visit, or for information on APC’s alliance with the Microsoft Technology Centers visit more information on APC please visit or call 800-877-4080.

About APCby Schneider Electric

APC by Schneider Electric, a global leader in critical power and cooling services, provides industry leading product, software and systems for home, office, data center and factory floor applications.Backed by the strength, experience, and wide network of Schneider Electric’s Critical Power & Cooling Services, APC delivers well planned, flawlessly installed and maintained solutions throughout their lifecycle.Through its unparalleled commitment to innovation, APC delivers pioneering, energy efficient solutions for critical technology and industrial applications.In 2007, Schneider Electric acquired APC and combined it with MGE UPS Systems to form Schneider Electric’s Critical Power & Cooling Services Business Unit, which recorded 2008 revenue of €2,6 billion (including APC-MGE sales of $3.7 billion) and employed 12,000 people worldwide.APC solutions include uninterruptible power supplies (UPS), precision cooling units, racks, physical security and design and management software, including APC's InfraStruXure® architecture, the industry’s most comprehensive integrated power, cooling, and management solution.Schneider Electric, with 114,000 employees and operations in 100 countries, achieved sales of €18,3 billion in 2008.All trademarks are the property of their owners.