American Power Conversion Announces Thermal Guaranty Equipment Protection Program

January 25, 2007 by Jeff Shepard

American Power Conversion Corp. (APC) announced its Thermal Guarantee Equipment Protection program that provides financial compensation for properly protected and certified installations that are damaged by a thermal event, an increasing risk in today’s high density data center environment.

APC’s InfraStruXure® Hot-Aisle Containment System and its Rack Air Containment System deployed in new or existing environments can achieve program certification, which will ensure the repair of or reimbursement for up to $150,000 of protected hardware damaged by a thermal event.

To enable Thermal Guarantee certification at a customer site, APC utilizes a partnership approach toward managing a customer's power and cooling environment. A team of certified APC professionals design a customized plan for each customer that achieves IT system availability targets and provides substantial total cost of ownership (TCO) savings. To ensure a smooth implementation process, APC works closely with each customer to execute the plan so the installation does not interfere with day-to-day operations.

APC’s InfraStruXure Hot-Aisle Containment System and its Air Rack Containment System use an exclusive InRow® design to ensure cooling predictability, capacity, and efficiency. The system’s hot air containment feature eliminates hot spots by preventing hot air re-circulation into sensitive IT equipment. This close-coupled cooling approach minimizes the distance between cool air intake and hot air return for maximum efficiency.

APC’s Thermal Guarantee Equipment Protection Program is currently available now in North America.