Archive for December, 2011

What would a business interruption cost your company?

Posted by on December 30, 2011  |  No Comments

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What would a business interruption cost your company?

A fire doesn’t have to be large to be devastating to your business. The costs of even a “minor” fire add up quickly. Downtime. Lost work. Lost revenue. Damaged hardware. Lost data. Higher insurance premiums. Potential lawsuits and damages. Bad publicity. Perhaps worst of all, in the hours (or days) it may take you to clean up and resume operations, your customers can lose their confidence in your company’s ability to perform—taking their business and your future revenue—elsewhere.

Critical facilities require fire protection systems which can detect and suppress fires quickly without harming equipment, the facility, or the environment. Clean Agent systems offer the best way to meet this challenge by discharging an environmentally friendly agent in less than 10 seconds, leaving no harmful residue to clean up. Through Fenwal, UNS offers the following clean agent systems:

  • FM-200
  • NOVEC 1230

For data centers, Healthcare Facilities, Co-Location and Telecommunication Rooms. Fenwal Protection Systems is the market leader of premier quality fire protection equipment, fire system controls and facility monitoring solutions to risk conscience companies throughout the global economy. UNS is proud to partner with Fenwal and bring their world-class distribution and installation network to our customers.

UNS and Fenwal Provides Total Fire Protection for Your Mission Critical Facilities

Using the latest technology in very early warning smoke detection in conjunction with clean agent fire suppression, UNS and Fenwal provides the right fire protection system to help protect your business’s mission critical applications. Fenwal systems will detect smoke in the very earliest stages of a fire, and suppress a fire in seconds. And because Fenwal only uses people-safe and environmentally responsible clean agents, there is no mess from water or chemical powders to clean up afterwards.

In today’s global 24/7 environment, how long can your company afford to be off-line? In mission critical applications, end-to-end reliability is no longer an option, it is a requirement. Your business cannot afford a fire. Not even a “minor” one.

UNS is Critical Facilites

Posted by on December 30, 2011  |  No Comments

UNS is critical facilities. Our vision incorporates a “Single Solution Provider” in the data center market that specifically targets the small to medium enterprises.

UNS brings significant value to the customer by viewing the IT and facility as a single entity. This approach allows us to bring highly reliable, cost effective solutions to your organization. The UNS approach reduces acquisition costs, enables faster deployment and brings the best of each component of the data center and makes it available to the customer at competetive prices. Our partnerships with the World’s Leading manufacturers of critical components ensures that your organization gets a reliable, cost-effective, right-sized solution.

We provide the world’s best products from the utility pole to the server. Download the complete UNS Line Sheet

UNS, LLC is commited to providing standardized, modular IT infrastructure to ensure the highest level of availability with unrestricted future growth potential.

Along with our partners, UNS continues to bring the best-in-class components for its customers. Our committment doesn’t stop after the sale. Our service personel have 20+years of experience and have worked in some of the largest, most demanding facilities in the world.

Interested in learning more about our process?  Contact Us and let us schedule a FREE data center assessment to establish your energy consumption baseline. Our Critical Facility Energy Profiles (CFEP) generates a “report card” with recomendations that can save you in excess of 40% in electrical and maintenance costs. Often without any capital expenditures we can save 20%. If the client chooses to implement modern cooling strategies the savings can exceed 40%. Show you how UNS can save you up to 80%on your power and cooling costs, Contact Us.

Schneider Electric Announces Strategic Technology Acquisition of Viridity EnergyCenter DCIM Software

Posted by on December 23, 2011  |  No Comments

The acquisition will merge Viridity’s unique IT discovery and method of measuring server power consumption with Schneider Electric’s data center software to deliver best-in-class asset tracking, capacity planning and energy visualization for superior energy management.

West Kingston, RI, December 20, 2011 — Schneider Electric, a global specialist in energy management, today announced a strategic technology acquisition of the Viridity EnergyCenter 2.0 platform, the flagship product of a well-known start-up specializing in DCIM management software that provides a cross-functional solution for understanding the connection between physical infrastructure, IT equipment and the applications that run on them.

With this investment Schneider Electric will acquire the intellectual property and software behind the Viridity EnergyCenter 2.0 platform, software that enables auto-discovery of IT assets to optimize capacity utilization at the IT asset level. This investment will augment the StruxureWare™ for Data Center Operations DCIM suite, which is designed to solve the most complex challenges of operating enterprise data centers.

David Cappuccio, Research Vice President and Chief of Research for Infrastructure & Operations at Gartner Inc., noted in a recent report*, “Forward-thinking companies have realized that to run data centers efficiently, and to extend their lives indefinitely, it is not logical to treat data center facilities and IT assets separately, because without one the other can’t operate.  When enterprises start to focus on all the components that make up the ecosystem, they will begin to make informed long-range decisions.”

StruxureWare for Data Centers is a combination of Schneider Electric’s market leading Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) and Data Center Facility Management (DCFM) software tools.  The complete suite is able to provide data gathering, monitoring, automation, and planning and implementation functionalities to enable an integrated and multifaceted view of all the mission critical physical systems of the data center. As a cornerstone of this suite, c-level executives, data center managers and facility managers alike have complete visibility and control over their data center’s daily operations.

“We are very pleased to welcome the Viridity team and their award-winning Energy Center 2.0 platform and look forward to incorporating this solution into Schneider Electric’s line of software solutions,” commented Jim Simonelli, CTO, IT Business, Schneider Electric.  “Our entrepreneurial cultures are extremely complementary and we expect immediate synergies in the development of Schneider Electric’s next generation DCIM software.”

This strategic investment in Viridity’s EnergyCenter 2.0 software will enable our customers to meet their most pressing data center energy challenges while gaining efficiency in all levels of their daily data center operations.  The ability to measure energy consumption accurately and by device will differentiate Schneider Electric and the StruxureWare for Data Center Operations suite, ultimately helping customers make the most of their energy.

StruxureWareTM for Data Centers Operations suite is available today.  Viridity’s EnergyCenter 2.0 software will continue to be supported by Schneider Electric’s world-class global service and support organization. For more information on our complete line of data center software solutions please visit www.apc.com/software.

About Schneider Electric

As a global specialist in energy management with operations in more than 100 countries, Schneider Electric offers integrated solutions across multiple market segments, including leadership positions in energy and infrastructure, industrial processes, building automation, and data centers/networks, as well as a broad presence in residential applications. Focused on making energy safe, reliable, and efficient, the company’s 110,000 plus employees achieved sales of more than $26 billion in 2010, through an active commitment to help individuals and organizations “Make the most of their energy.”

PlantStruxure™

Posted by on December 17, 2011  |  No Comments

PlantStruxure™ and how it can help improve product quality, increase safety and increase efficiency.

PlantStruxure™ Video

To learn more about PlantStruxure™ please contact Waite Ave at w.ave@apcdistributors.com or 1-888-486-7725, ext. 201.

Why the UPS is vital to the data center | Datacenter Dynamics

Posted by on December 16, 2011  |  No Comments

Why the UPS is vital to the data center | Datacenter Dynamics.

Uninterruptible Power Supply Ltd technical manager Matt Henley explains the results of a recent UPS survey into the UK data center industry’s critical power requirements

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Symmetra: Highly available, redundant and scalable double-conversion on-line power protection

Posted by on December 4, 2011  |  No Comments

The first UPS with redundancy and scalability within a single chassis.

Engineered to deliver the highest level of business continuity possible, Symmetra’s modular, redundant architecture can scale power and run time as demand increases or when higher levels of availability are required. Integrated network manageability provides real time status updates of UPS health and environmental conditions. Hot-swappable, user replaceable power, battery, and intelligence modules enables low MTTR and ease of service. Symmetra’s modular design provides redundant power in a single chassis for business-critical applications in server rooms and network closets.

Symmetra with Dan Desruisseaux Video

To learn more about APC’s Symmetra line of products please contact Waite Ave at w.ave@apcdistributors.com or 1-888-486-7725, ext. 201.