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Universal Networking Services Appoints VP of Operations, Waite Ave, to Denver, Colorado

Posted by on December 22, 2014  |  No Comments

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Waite Ave, VP of Operations for Universal Networking Services Locates to Denver, Colorado.

Denver, Colorado, December 22, 2014 Universal Networking Services, a leading provider of mission-critical power and cooling infrastructure products and services proudly announce the appointment of VP of Operations, Waite Ave to the Denver, Colorado office.

While serving as VP of Operations, Waite will focus on the development and implementation of strategic business initiatives with both vendor and industry partners to bring more value to each customer.  Additionally, he is responsible for the development and management of key customer relationships.  In concert with his operational roles at UNS, he will also concentrate on raising visibility to the market that operational efficiency is key to an organization’s success by offering solutions with strong ROI and operational reliability.  He will facilitate improvements in service delivery and standardization to deliver the right solution for each client.

Mr. Ave states, “I am excited to be a part of the Denver data center community.  As the demand on technology increases, the design, installation and operation of IT infrastructure requires a professional and reliable service partner.  Today’s IT departments face complex challenges that demand forward looking solutions.  At UNS, our process begins with a complimentary audit of your current facility.  This enables us to offer solutions that maximize investment while increasing reliability and availability.  As Datapod’s North American Partner, UNS can now deliver complete turn-key data centers of any size within 12 weeks.  Our partnership with Datapod will include a US-based demonstration center and final assembly facility in the upcoming year as we expand our operation to include modular data center offerings.”

Please help to welcome Waite Ave to the Denver data center community.

About Universal Networking Services 

Universal Networking Services is an industry-leading provider of power and cooling solutions for mission-critical IT infrastructure.  From planning to site commissioning, our engineered solutions are reliable, scalable and modular to increase efficiency and lower operational expenses.  Our services include:  design/build, product acquisition, installation, management and maintenance services.

To learn more about Waite Ave  please contact Waite at w.ave@criticalpowerandcooling.com.

To learn more about Universal Networking Services visit www.criticalpowerandcooling.com.

Datapod in Silicon Valley For Talks

Posted by on July 15, 2013  |  No Comments

Innovative Data Center Manufacturer Datapod™ announced today that Adam Smith, Director of Operations, will be touring the US coast to coast from July 22-July 31.

July 16, 2013:  Datapod Director Adam Smith will be in Silicon Valley for a series of meetings with some of the world’s largest IT companies to discuss upcoming data center deployments.

The Silicon Valley visit will take place later this month and will feature a Presentation session available to IT infrastructure managers and CIO’s wanting to learn more about smarter, modular data center deployments.

The Silicon Valley visit comes on top of Datapod’s first exports to Europe and further data center deployments for key customers in the Asia Pacific region.

The presentation session will provide customers in the United States a chance to learn more about Datapod and why the System is a leading Data Center 2.0 technology.

Datapod Director Adam Smith said, “We have had recent heavy interest from a number of organizations in the United States, especially around the Silicon Valley hub. This tour is an opportunity to meet with those customers and also develop further business partnerships in the United States.”

Datapod has recently strengthened the longstanding partnership with Universal Networking Services with the formation of Datapod USA.     The establishment of Datapod USA is pivotal to the expansion of Datapod and provides the company with on the ground services in one of the world’s largest markets.

“The development of the United States and wider North American market looms large on the Datapod horizon and we are working hard to establish category need and position Datapod as a leading solution in the modular Data Center 2.0 market,” said Mr Smith.

The modular Datapod System enables customers with high density applications to right size their data center needs and ‘clip on’ extra capacity as the needs arise.

To meet Datapod Director Adam Smith and to register your interest in the Datapod Silicon Valley presentation session email Datapod (waite.ave@datapod.com) or call (281)825-9790.

Event Invitation: “Join The Conversation-Modular Data Center Solutions”

Posted by on November 8, 2012  |  No Comments

 Showcasing Datapod’s rapid remote deployment capability for a truly Modular and Expandable Data Centre solution.

Presentation Details

Title:  “Datapod-Who Will You Rely On?”

Speaker:  Adam Smith, Datapod Director of Operations

Location:  Denver DoubleTree, 3203 Quebec Street, Denver, CO 80204

Time:  Wednesday, November 14, 2012 at 1:00PM

Presentation Overview

Datapod, a leading energy efficient modular data center manufacturer announced today that its Director of Operations, Adam Smith, will be conducting  a presentation on modular data center design on November 14, 2012 in Denver, Colorado.

According to recent market research (451 Group), “The datacenter industry is at the beginning of a period of fundamental, disruptive change. A combination of technological, economic and market factors have been coming together, with the result that data centers are increasingly being engineered and constructed in a fundamentally different way than in the past. The emergence of prefabricated, modular data centers will have a major impact on the datacenter industry – its ecosystem, its economics and its technology.” During the presentation-“Datapod-Who Will You Rely On?”-Mr. Smith will introduce Datapod’s methodology of standardized, pre-engineerd and pre-built set of building blocks. Being widely adopted as the future of Data Centers, the Datapod System is a truly modular, scalable set of building blocks that has been designed over several years enabling users to realize the benefits of standardization, manufacturing efficiencies and reduced time to deployment. The system has proven to help clients align their infrastructure deployments to their technology requirements-in both size/capacity, time to deployment, duration of useful life and location/flexibility.

Who Should Attend

  • Data center owners and operators-challenged by the growth demands of their customers 
  • Multi-tenant and enterprise data center decision makers-charged with developing future technological data center strategies 
  • Architectural, engineering and design firms-specialized in data centers
  • Traditional data center equipment vendors (i.e. power and cooling infrastructure)- focused on the future data center market 
  • Financial professionals-evaluating investments in data center properties and companies
  • Financial professionals-evaluating investments in modular data center equipment vendors
  • Real estate and planning professionals-currently targeting the data center industry 
  • Hosting, cloud and managed services companies

About The Guest Speaker

Adam Smith, Director of Operations at Datapod, is an authority on the challenges faced by CEOs & CIOs in managing their data center infrastructure requirements and is at the forefront of the latest developments and innovation in modular data center solutions.  With extensive experience in the leadership of diverse global organizations, Adam’s success includes executive roles with APC-Australia/PAC and Datapod.


About the Sponsors

Universal Networking Services is proud to be the North America Authorized Agent for Datapod™ .  Our partnership with Datapod™ allows us to deliver a unique alternative to the traditional bricks and mortar data center installation. We can provide the data center community an alternative solution that maximizes their investment and increases the reliability and availability of their mission-critical facility.  Datapod is an unique, modular data center system that incorporates innovative design and cutting edge mechanical and electrical engineering. Datapod has extended the concept of modular data center design to include critical site infrastructure such as modular generators, chillers, and deployment services thereby providing a complete infrastructure solution for data centers. By enabling data center users to deploy when they like, where they like and for how long they like, the Datapod system offers performance superior to that of  a “bricks and mortar” data center facility, deploys faster and at a more cost-effective price point.

RSVP Requested

To learn more about this event or to RSVP please contact Waite Ave at info@datapodnorthamerica.com or 281-825-9790.


Universal Networking Services Institute for Data Center Professionals

Posted by on April 6, 2012  |  No Comments

Data center education that will lay the critical foundation to run an efficient data center.

Data center efficiency should be a topic of significant importance to all data center operators. At Universal Networking Services (UNS), our philosophy is simple: knowledge is key to data center efficiency!  UNS Institute for Data Center Professionals offers the data center community priceless educational opportunities through numerous gateways:

Educational Gateways:

“Educational Series For Data Center Professionals”

“Breakfast and Learn Series For Data Center Professionals”

Universal Networking Services Blog

Data Center Critical Power and Cooling LinkedIn Group

Universal Networking Services Twitter

About UNS “Educational Series For Data Center Professionals”:

The “Educational Series For Data Center Professionals” is a customized training series conducted at YOUR facility that provides the education that will lay the critical foundation for your organization to run an efficient data center.  UNS works diligently with you and your staff to customize a curriculum specific to your facilities requirements that educate and showcase the latest in technologies and best practices for data center power, cooling, monitoring, security and management.  Choose either topics from current course curriculum (see course curriculum below) or customize your training.   At UNS, we believe education is key to controlling your data center costs.  With that in mind, we couple your customized training session with our signature Critical Facility Energy Profile (CFEP) assessment.  To highlight, our CFEP service provides an on-site, non-invasive, risk free analysis of your current Network Critical Physical Infrastructure (NCPI) to determine the baseline efficiency of your data center.   On the first day, we will perform a site/data center assessment (CFEP), during which, items that are affecting efficiency and reliability are compiled.  On the second day, we return to the facility to perform a customized education/training session on today’s best strategies for power, cooling, monitoring security and management using examples from YOUR facility.  The education provided will drive your organization’s total-cost-of-ownership (TCO) as low as possible.   UNS is committed to understanding our clients challenges and provide the tools needed to operate their businesses with reliability and maximum efficiency. Contact us today to learn more about this unique educational opportunity.

Current “Educational Series For Data Center Professionals” Course Curriculum:

“POWER FUNDAMENTALS”-If you’ve ever asked yourself…”What’s the difference between kVA and kW?  AC and DC, isn’t that a band? Single-phase or three-phase?…then this is the course for you! In this course, students learn the fundamentals of AC and DC power, from generation to application.

“POWER DISTRIBUTION”-“With great power comes great responsibility.”  One can have all the power in the world but efficiently distributing that power to your critical equipment is the trick that makes the difference between business as usual or lights out!  In this course, students learn the fundamentals and application of efficient power delivered in terms of both off-site and on-site power generation.

“EFFICIENT POWER MANAGEMENT-OPTIMIZING TCO”- “Generator? Check. UPS? Check. Doors secured? Check. Red lights? Check…uh-oh! What do we do now? Who will we call?  Is this covered under a service agreement?” Managing your assets is one thing but doing so in a manner that lowers your TCO and allows you to sleep better at night takes some strategy.  Increasing availability and reliability while continuously decreasing costs means you’ll have to know when to break from the crowd and try less conventional methods.  This course is designed for the professional that has a solid understanding of both “Power Fundamentals” and “Power Distribution” and is ready to develop a strategy to manage their time, manpower and assets with maximum efficiency.

“CRITICAL COOLING 101-FUNDAMENTALS OF AIR CONDITIONING”-This course explains the fundamentals of air conditioning systems and how they can be leveraged in a data center to your advantage.  Topics include:  The Properties of Heat Transfer, The Ideal Gas Law, The Refrigeration Cycle, Condensation Control, and Comfort vs. Precision Cooling.  With a solid understanding of air conditioning principles, this course enables students to make knowledgeable decision on what air conditioning solutions are right for their data center-solutions based on fact, rather than sales and marketing strategy.

“EFFICIENT COOLING-OPTIMIZING COOLING STRATEGIES AND ARCHITECTURE”-Today’s servers generate significantly more heat, and in more concentrated, confined space than they did 20 years ago. So, why are data centers still using the same cooling strategies of yesteryear? This course takes a hard look at data center cooling architectures from many angles: efficiency, reliability, TCO, feasibility and availability, enabling students to make the best choices in cooling their critical equipment.  “Understanding the difference between comfort cooling and critical cooling; understanding the different types of cooling architectures and their deployment; and developing a method of choosing one cooling strategy over another” are all topics discussed in this course offering.

About UNS “Breakfast and Learn Series for Data Center Professionals”:

The “Breakfast and Learn Educational Series for Data Center Professionals” offers the data center community multiple opportunities to learn from their peers, share experiences, and expand industry knowledge.  Our educational sessions are conducted throughout the United States quarterly and will be advertised via our Data Center Critical Power and Cooling LinkedIn Group and/or follow us on Twitter.  Our “Breakfast and Learn Series” can also be customized and conducted at your own facility.  For more information on our “Breakfast and Learn Series” please contact us.

Current “Breakfast and Learn” Discussions:

“RIGHT-SIZING VERSUS OVER-SIZING: EFFICIENCY IN THE DATA CENTER”- Forecasting and measuring the total cost of ownership (TCO) for Data Center Physical Infrastructure (DCPI) is essential for return-on-investment (ROI) analysis.  Oversizing is the main contributor to excess TCO.  Oversizing creates inefficiencies in the data center including excess capital cost, operating cost, and specifically energy cost.  The average data center operator can achieve the highest return investment in relation to DCPI through right-sizing.  Right-sizing the DCPI system to the load is the key to optimizing TCO and has the most impact on DCPI electrical consumption.  Right-sizing can potentially eliminate up to 50% of the electrical bill in real-world scenarios.  For example, potential electricity cost savings for a typical 1 MW data center has been shown to be $2,000,000 to $4,000,000 over a typical 10-year life to the facility.  Data center efficiency is key to controlling your energy costs and should be a topic of significant importance to all data center operators.  This discussion is available through our “Breakfast and Learn Educational Series For Data Center Professionals”.

“IS PERIMETER COOLING DEAD?”-Traditional data center “room” cooling is unable to accommodate the latest generation of high and variable density IT equipment resulting in cooling systems that are inefficient, unpredictable, and low in power density.  To address these problems, row-oriented and rack-oriented cooling architectures have been developed.  Our presentation, “Is Perimeter Cooling Dead” examines and contrasts the 3 basic cooling approaches:  room, row, and rack architectures.  Each approach has an appropriate application but row-orientated cooling is emerging as the solution of choice for most next generation data centers.  Next generation data centers demand the flexibility, predicability, scalability, reduced electrical power consumption, reduced TCO and optimum availability that row and rack-oriented cooling architectures can provide.  Additionally, the factors that gave rise to the establishment and use of the raised floor is no longer justified or desirable.  To learn more about this topic, “Is Perimeter Cooling Dead” is available for your organization through our unique “Breakfast and Learn” Educational Series For Data Center Professionals.

About Universal Networking Services Blog “Don’s Corner”:

Data center industry blog that discusses the most relevant topics challenging the data center industry today.  Don Melchert, Critical Facility Specialist, shares in “Don’s Corner” his extensive knowledge and experience from the mission critical arena.  “Don’s Corner” highlights real world experiences to provide you the tools to maximize your efficiency while lowering your operating costs.

About Universal Networking Services LinkedIn “Data Center Critical Power and Cooling Group”:

Join UNS and industry peers on an open forum to discuss the following topics relating to data center “best practices”.  Key areas are:

– Power

– Cooling

– Racks- Security

– Management

– Fire Suppression

– Personnel

Submit your questions or comments on issues that affect your data center and have them answered by our Critical Facility Specialist.  We provide valuable insight to common problems that often plague modern data centers. Join the discussion at Data Center Critical Power and Cooling LinkedIn Group.

About Universal Networking Services Twitter:

Follow us on Twitter as we tweet/share industry related news, event postings, and company updates.

APC Data Center University

Data Center University™ (DCU) offers industry-leading education for IT professionals‚ facilities managers‚ engineers‚ designers‚ consultants‚ and anyone involved in the critical decisions and infrastructure planning of data centers worldwide. The changing nature of data centers‚ and the technology that impacts them‚ makes it even more critical that employees remain up to date on the current theories and best practices for issues around topics of power‚ cooling‚ management‚ security‚ and planning.

DCU provides a full curriculum of courses that educate and deliver up-to-the-minute information when and where you need it. Our online program is intended to be manageable and attainable‚ and with our Certification exam‚ you can quantify your learning and experience as a true data center professional!

Energy University by Schneider Electric

Schneider Electric, the global specialist in Energy Management has launched an e-learning website Energy University to provide the latest information and professional training on Energy Efficiency concepts and best practice! All in ONE Place – All in ONE site!

In addition to learning new energy saving ideas that directly contribute to the overall well-being of the earth; you will also become an even more valuable employee by contributing to the bottom line for your company. Learn something new today and apply the knowledge tomorrow. Become an Energy Efficiency Champion! Read more…

Don’s Corner: “Reduce Energy Costs In Your Data Center: Data Center Efficiency Assessments”

Posted by on August 31, 2011  |  No Comments


Don Melchert, Critical Facility Specialist

Data center efficiency is key to controlling energy costs and has become a topic of significant importance in the data center industry. Gartner research reports that 70 percent of CIOs say power and cooling issues are the single largest concern facing their data centers. Nearly half of a data center’s energy bill is from power and cooling infrastructure.

Our organization, Universal Networking Services, specializes in establishing energy efficiency benchmarks and provides cost-effective, energy efficient power, cooling and management solutions. A company that differentiates itself from its competitors by focusing on achieving maximum energy efficiency in the shortest time possible, is now offering their Critical Facility Energy Profile (CFEP) absolutely free. Using a non-invasive, risk free approach, our CFEP service inspects and analyzes a critical facility holistically, then identifies potential conflicts and makes recommendations on how to improve the overall reliability and energy efficiency of their IT support assets.  Upon completion, a CFEP Report Card is provided which summarizes each critical support component and its associated costs, based on deployment and facility architecture. A 20-30% increase in energy efficiency is a typical ROI for customers that have had a CFEP performed. Additonally, UNS offers cost segregation (tax savings) and leasing solutions to help the customer get the maximum ROI on new equipment.


Data Center Electrical Efficiency Profiles

Our Critical Facility Energy Profiles (CFEP) service provides an analysis of your current power and cooling infrastructure to determine the baseline efficiency of your wiring closet, server room or data center. Our critical facilities specialist will document the existing infrastructure, determine the efficiency and provide an accurate assessment of the factors limiting the highest achievable efficiency of the data center. The critical facility specialist will provide a comprehensive report that will make recommendations for changes to maximize efficiency. The following seven (7) key areas of your Network Critical Physical Infrastructure is evaluated:

  • Power
  • Cooling
  • Enclosures/Racks
  • Security
  • Fire Suppression
  • Management
  • Recycle/Re-use of Old Equipment

Our Critical Facility Energy Profiles (CFEP) service is available in three (3) distinct profiles:

Basic Premier Elite
Power Assessment Power Assessment Power Assessment
Cooling Assessment Cooling Assessment Cooling Assessment
Enclosures/Rack Enclosures/Rack Enclosures/Rack
Fire Suppression Fire Suppression Fire Suppression
Security Assessment Security Assessment Security Assessment
Management Assessment Management Assessment Management Assessment
Personnel Assessment Personnel Assessment Personnel Assessment
NCPI Report Card NCPI Report Card NCPI Report Card
Uptime Risk Assessments Uptime Risk Assessments
Rack/Row Efficiency Measurements Rack/Row Efficiency Measurements
Product Training (Where Applicable)
On-Site Finding Presentation
Thermal Imaging
CFD Analysis


Learn More:

To learn more about our Data Center Efficiency Assessment Services please visit us at www.criticalpowerandcooling.com.  Please feel free to contact Don Melchert with any questions at d.melchert@apcdistributors.com or call 918-760-8236.




Datapod Coming To New York City October 19-21, 2010

Posted by on August 27, 2010  |  No Comments

Datapod and it’s US partner, Universal Networking Services, are proud sponsors of GSMI conference:

“Green Data Centers: Extreme Efficiency And Maximum Cost Savings With Sustainable IT.

Green Data Center Conference

AUGUST 19TH, 2010 EVENT: “IS PERIMETER COOLING DEAD?”

Posted by on August 11, 2010  |  No Comments

“IS PERIMETER COOLING DEAD?”

“BREAKFAST AND LEARN” INFORMATION:
DATE: WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 19TH
TIME: 8:00-11:00
LOCATION: APC DEMO DATA CENTER
6380 W 54TH AVENUE
ARVADA, CO 80002

PRESENTATION OVERVIEW:

Traditional data center “room” cooling is unable to accommodate the latest generation of high and variable density IT equipment resulting in cooling systems that are inefficient, unpredictable, and low in power density. To address these problems row-oriented and rack-oriented cooling architectures have been developed. This presentation will examine and contrast the 3 basic cooling approaches: room, row, and rack architectures. Each approach has an appropriate application but row-orientated cooling is emerging as the solution of choice for most next generation data centers. Next generation data centers demand the flexibility, predicability, scalability, reduced electrical power consumption, reduced TCO, and optimum availability that row and rack-oriented cooling architectures can provide. Additionally, the factors that gave rise to the establishment and use of the raised floor in the data center environment are presented. For many applications the use of the raised floor is no longer justified or desirable. To learn more on this topic, join us for breakfast and an educational presentation that examines “is perimeter cooling dead”?

PRESENTATION TOPIC HIGHLIGHTS:

-Discuss the following cooling approaches: room, row and rack-based cooling architectures.
-Comparison of cooling architectures: challenges in agility, availability, lifecycle costs, serviceability, and manageability
-Special issues: capacity utilization, humidification, electrical efficiency, water near IT equipment, location and redundancy.
-Elements of the raised floor and problems associated with using a raised floor.
-Hurdles to eliminating the raised floor
-Designing without a raised floor.

Attendees are invited to stay after the educational presentation to walk through a demonstration data center and experience InfraStruXure architecture from APC by Schneider Electric. All attendees are eligible for a free Critical Facility Energy Profile conducted at their own facility. For additional details on the CFEP offer and to RSVP for this event please contact Waite Ave  at w.ave@apcdistributors.com or 281-825-9790.

ABOUT THE GUEST SPEAKER:

Don Melchert has been working with critical facilities since 1992. He has lead the efficient build out of new data centers such as Sisters of Mercy hospitals and has managed critical facilities to include ConAgra Foods, Coca-Cola Enterprises and the Department of Education. For Schneider Electric, Don is now the primary instructor for Data Center University, bringing with him the knowledge and experience gained from assisting customers throughout North America become more self sufficient and energy conscious.

ABOUT THE SPONSORS:

Universal Networking Services, LLC (UNS, LLC) specializes in mission-critical power and cooling solutions for wiring closets, server rooms and data centers. UNS, LLC provides product acquisition, design/engineering, installation management and maintenance services.

APC is considered a global leader in data center physical infrastructure (DCPI) solution, APC sets the standard in its industry for quality, innovation and support.

AUGUST 18TH, 2010 EVENT: “RIGHT-SIZING VERSUS OVER-SIZING: EFFICIENCY IN THE DATA CENTER”

Posted by on August 11, 2010  |  No Comments

“RIGHT-SIZING VERSUS OVER-SIZING: EFFICIENCY IN THE DATA CENTER”

“BREAKFAST AND LEARN” INFORMATION:DATE: WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 18TH TIME: 8:00-11:00 LOCATION: APC DEMO DATA CENTER 6380 W 54TH AVENUE ARVADA, CO 80002

PRESENTATION OVERVIEW:

Forecasting and measuring the total cost of ownership (TCO) for Data Center Physical Infrastructure (DCPI) is essential for return-on-investment (ROI) analysis. Oversizing is the main contributor to excess TCO. Oversizing creates inefficiencies in the data center including excess capital cost, operating cost, and specifically energy cost. The average data center operator can achieve the highest return investment in relation to DCPI through rightsizing. Right-sizing the DCPI system to the load is the key to optimizing TCO and has the most impact on DCPI electrical consumption. Right-sizing can potentially eliminate up to 50% of the electrical bill in real-world scenarios. For example, potential electricity cost savings for a typical 1 MW data center has been shown to be $2,000,000 to $4,000,000 over a typical 10-year life of the facility. Data center efficiency is key to controlling your energy costs and should be a topic of significant importance to all data center operators. Join us for breakfast and an educational presentation that examines right-sizing versus over-sizing.

PRESENTATION TOPIC HIGHLIGHTS:

-TCO cost drivers and opportunities to control TCO.
-Information and statistics related to over-sizing.
-Practical advantages of right-sizing.
-Energy consumption reduction in DCPI equipment.
-Examine key reasons why the industry is moving toward modular, scalable DCPI solutions.

Attendees are invited to stay after the educational presentation to walk through a demonstration data center and experience InfraStruXure architecture from APC by Schneider Electric. All attendees are eligible for a free Critical Facility Energy Profile (CFEP) conducted at their own facility. For additional details on the CFEP offer and to RSVP for this event please contact Waite Ave at w.ave@apcdistributors.com or 281-825-9790.

ABOUT THE GUEST SPEAKER:

Don Melchert has been working with critical facilities since 1992. He has lead the efficient build out of new data centers such as Sisters of Mercy hospitals and has managed critical facilities to include ConAgra Foods, Coca-Cola Enterprises and the Department of Education. For Schneider Electric, Don is now the primary instructor for Data Center University, bringing with him the knowledge and experience gained from assisting customers throughout North America become more self sufficient and energy conscious.

ABOUT THE SPONSORS:

Universal Networking Services, LLC (UNS, LLC) specializes in mission-critical power and cooling solutions for wiring closets, server rooms and data centers. UNS, LLC provides product acquisition, design/engineering, installation management and maintenance services.

APC is considered a global leader in data center physical infrastructure (DCPI) solutions, APC sets the standard in its industry for quality, innovation and support.

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