APC Offers Cooling Planning Tool

APC has introduced an online tool to help data center operators design cooling systems, allowing users to review options based upon their required load capacity and UPS configuration. The InfraStruXure Reference Design Gallery offers APC’s resellers and channel partners a quick way to evaluate a wide range of designs based on real-world installations from APC customers with similar requirements.

Neil Rasmussen, senior vice president and chief technology officer of APC-MGE, said the new tool “gives our channel partners and customers a valuable and tangible starting point for the planning of a data center. This design tool not only saves an incredible amount of costly time in the overall design process of a data center, but also greatly simplifies and clarifies the criteria and known business needs of our customers to help make key decisions related to data center planning.”

Each design consists of APC’s InfraStruXure technology including power (UPS), racks, cooling, management software and service components all pre-engineered to work together. The gallery offers downloads on each package that include a system overview, specifications, visuals, system schematics and a detailed quote report with estimated resale pricing.

APC was bought by Schneider Electric in a $6 billion deal that closed earlier this year. APC was then combined with another Schneider acquisition, MGE UPS Systems, to form the $3 billion Critical Power & Cooling Services business unit of Schneider Electric.

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Rich Miller is the founder and editor at large of Data Center Knowledge, and has been reporting on the data center sector since 2000. He has tracked the growing impact of high-density computing on the power and cooling of data centers, and the resulting push for improved energy efficiency in these facilities.