American Power Conversion Selected as Preferred Supplier for Data General

June 06, 2000 by Jeff Shepard

American Power Conversion (West Kingston, RI), has been selected by Data General, a division of EMC Corp. (Hopkinton, MA), as its preferred power protection supplier for its "In-A-Box" solutions. Data General will resell select APC power protection and management solutions as part of its portfolio of high-availability consolidation AviiON solutions.As part of the agreement, Data General will resell APC's Smart-UPS 5000 UPS, which is fully compatible with the AviiON line. Data General will also offer a customized version of APC's PowerChute Network Shutdown power management software. PowerChute offers network-based shutdown between a UPS and multiple computer systems, simplifying power management software installation for NT clusters and enhancing reporting capabilities from the NT event log. Data General will also resell APC's Redundant Switch, which provides redundant Smart-UPS solutions that automatically switch the load from the primary Smart-UPS to the redundant UPS when it detects a potential disruption to the load, such as during a severe power event.