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APC Expands its Award-Winning Modular Power Solutions Portfolio with the Symmetra® PX 250/500 for Medium and Large-Scale Data Centers
Posted on Thursday, December 4, 2008
APC Expands its Award-Winning Modular Power Solutions Portfolio with the Symmetra® PX 250/500 for Medium and Large-Scale Data Centers

Offering the Highest Efficiency and Redundancy in its Class, the APC Symmetra PX Utilizes 25kW Power Modules to Provide High Density Scalability up to 500kW GARTNER Data Center Conference (Booth #1)

Las Vegas – December 2, 2008 – APC, a global leader in integrated critical power and cooling services, today unveiled the new APC Symmetra® PX 250/500kW Three-Phase uninterruptible power supply (UPS) system for the data center market from the Gartner Data Center Conference. Offering ultra-high efficiency, nearly silent operation and N+1 redundancy, the APC Symmetra PX 250/500kW is the world’s first truly modular UPS system that easily scales in 25kW increments up to 500kW. This new modular power solution is ideal for growth oriented high density and higher power installations key to maximizing virtualization efforts in the data center.


“Reducing energy consumption and conserving space are key drivers for virtualization, and employing modular power is critical to maximizing those efficiency gains,” said Dave Guidette, senior vice president, Enterprise Systems and Service, APC. “The addition of the Symmetra PX 250/500kW furthers APC’s lead in scalable power protection by providing high levels of availability and manageability with the lowest total cost of ownership.”


The APC Symmetra PX 250/500kW offers 25kW ultra-high efficiency double conversion online inverter power modules, extended life hot-swap batteries, a large touch-screen graphical user interface, and a side-mounted maintenance bypass panel with subfeed distribution. The new Symmetra PX offers maximum data center configuration flexibility, allowing the unit to easily fit in the same row as IT equipment, or against a wall to save floor space. In the future the Symmetra PX 250/500kW will be capable of being paralleled up to 2 MW. It is the ideal platform for business critical applications running in today’s medium to large data centers.


APC’s Symmetra PX 250/500kW UPS offers a truly modular, scalable system consisting of dedicated and redundant modules – power, intelligence, battery and communications – all engineered into a design that makes installation, future expansion and serviceability easy and efficient. That same architecture eliminates waste and lowers overall total cost of ownership by giving IT managers the ability to right-size power and runtime as demand grows or as higher levels of availability dictate. APC’s highly manageable Symmetra PX 250/500kW also features automated predictive diagnostic capabilities, increased overload capacity, and on-the-fly firmware upgrades, which result in a highly redundant, efficient and simplified UPS architecture. These features and others help increase overall data center reliability by mitigating the risk of human error, a leading cause of data center downtime.


The APC Symmetra PX 250/500kW UPS is currently available in North America in configurations scaling from 25kW to 500kW. This new solution is highly manageable through APC’s comprehensive management solutions, including InfraStruXure® Central. A browser accessible, user-friendly tool, InfraStruXure Central provides monitoring of power, cooling, and environmental management at the rack or room level. For more information about APC’s innovative modular power solutions, please visit or call 800-877-4080.


About APC


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 2007 revenue of $3.5 billion (€2.4 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 120,000 employees and operations in 102 countries, had 2007 annual sales of $25 billion (€17.3 billion). For more information on APC, please visit All trademarks are the property of their owners. About the Gartner Data Center Conference The Gartner Data Center Conference is the most comprehensive compilation of sessions and advice on the future of the data center ever held. It offers the latest actionable insights and best practices in all areas affecting the data center – real-time infrastructure to servers and storage to business continuity and disaster recovery. The Gartner Data Center Conference hits the critical spot between strategic planning and tactical advice for IT organizations as they look to implement new technologies into their data centers and maintain the most efficient data center they can. Additional information is available at

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