800 Acre DuPage National Technology Park in Illinois to House One of the Largest Tier III High Density Data Centers in Country
WEST KINGSTON, R.I., Nov. 20 -- American Power Conversion (NASDAQ:APCC) (APC), a global leader in power, cooling, and management solutions, today announced that the Cyber Continuity Center (http://www.cybercontinuity.com/), one of North America's first high density colocation data centers, will use APC's InfraStruXure® architecture for high density blade server deployments at the new facility. InfraStruXure's on-demand architecture integrates power, cooling, management, security, physical threat monitoring, and services in a rack-optimized design. By using InfraStruXure to build an integrated, agile data center with high system availability, the 62,000 square-foot Cyber Continuity Center will exceed the Uptime Institute's Tier III Data Center designation making it one of the top high density data centers in the country. APC and Aerico, a leading IT consulting company based in Arlington Heights, Ill., worked with the Cyber Continuity Center's Chief Technology Officer, Jack Pressman, on the data center's design.
Located 39 miles west of Chicago in the 800-acre DuPage National Technology Park, the Cyber Continuity Center will deliver premier high density colocation, build-to-suit data center, and disaster and workplace recovery facilities to a broad range of Chicago-area clients such as financial services companies, manufacturing firms, medical research firms, universities, and other organizations. With the astounding growth of digital information and Internet use driving the need for data storage and colocation services, Chicago-area companies now can house their primary data center or disaster recovery site at the new Cyber Continuity Center. Scheduled to open in the spring of 2007, the West Chicago, Ill.-based facility is the first of many new buildings slated for construction in the Technology Park. According to CenterPoint Properties, the developer of the DuPage National Technology Park, significant leasing activity has already occurred at the Cyber Continuity Center.
"The Cyber Continuity Center is the first high density data center facility offering clients a complete range of mirrored data center, hosting, storage and recovery solutions as well as unsurpassed security, scalability and engineering," said Jack Pressman, chief technology officer, Cyber Continuity Center USA. "This facility will give our clients the capability to virtualize their physical infrastructure on site. Unlike most North American data centers, the Cyber Continuity Center will have the ability to support high density applications ranging from 5kw to 25kw per rack."
The new center will contain two separate areas managed and operated by a technical support team of between 30 and 45 high technology professionals. One space will house high density scalable colocation facilities for lease, and the second space will offer 'micro-suites' or entirely private data centers that benefit from the Tier III infrastructure in the building. Construction is already underway on the first building, a 62,000 square foot structure with more than 40,000 square feet devoted to the data center. This facility will house six APC Symmetra® 1.6 MegaWatt UPS systems and 1,000 APC NetShelter® SX server racks in individual InfraStruXure Hot-Aisle Containment System configurations.
"APC is excited to partner with the Cyber Continuity Center on one of the largest and most technologically advanced colocation projects in the United States," said Peter Poulin, APC's vice president, North America. "The facility will deploy InfraStruXure from end to end, supporting a complete range of hosting, storage and recovery solutions. Because InfraStruXure offers a standardized, modular approach to building data centers, the Cyber Continuity Center can deliver high density data centers with scalability to customers quickly. The center is one of the first facility services providers in the industry to adopt a standardized approach to building large scale data centers."
The long-range goal of the Cyber Continuity Center is to create a chain of micro-rings around the country. The organization is currently evaluating sites on the East and West Coast as well as in the Midwest for additional sites. The Cyber Continuity Center expects to complete each facility within six months of contract initiation; an impressive time line for which Pressman credits the ability of the engineering team and APC.
"APC's solutions as well as its dedicated service and implementation teams make it possible to expect that each facility will be completed within six months," said Pressman. "More importantly, because APC strives to introduce new InfraStruXure technology refreshes, the Cyber Continuity Center will continue to offer its customers the latest and finest data center technology now and in the future."
About American Power Conversion
Founded in 1981, American Power Conversion (NASDAQ:APCC) (APC) is a leading provider of global, end-to-end solutions for real-time infrastructure. APC's comprehensive products and services for home and corporate environments improve the availability, manageability and performance of sensitive electronic, network, communication and industrial equipment of all sizes. APC offers a wide variety of products for network-critical physical infrastructure including InfraStruXure®, its revolutionary architecture for on-demand data centers, as well as physical threat management products through the company's NetBotz® division. These products and services help companies increase the availability and reliability of their IT systems. Headquartered in West Kingston, Rhode Island, APC reported sales of $2 billion for the year ended December 31, 2004, and is a Fortune 1000, Nasdaq 100 and S&P 500 Company.
About DuPage National Technology Park
The DuPage National Technology Park (DNTP) is North America's most advanced business and research park, engineered with the technology infrastructure to provide a scalable, sustainable business community that achieves speed, redundancy and survivability. Located in West Chicago, Ill., the 800-acre DNTP is ideal for technology-driven office, corporate headquarters, research and development, applied sciences, light industrial, and retail and hospitality. (http://dntp.com/)
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