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APC, A Schneider Electric Company

In today's "always on, always available" world where businesses can't stop and downtime is measured in dollars, American Power Conversion (APC) provides protection against some of the leading causes of downtime, data loss and hardware damage: power problems and temperature. As a global leader in network-critical physical infrastructure (NCPI) solutions, APC sets the standard in its industry for quality, innovation and support. Its comprehensive solutions, which are designed for both home and corporate environments, improve the manageability, availability and performance of sensitive electronic, network, communications and industrial equipment of all sizes.

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Latest Content From APC, A Schneider Electric Company

Webcast: Insights to Why DCIM (Data Center Infrastructure Management) Matters in Your Data Center

by APC, A Schneider Electric CompanyDec 09, 2013

Interested in saving up to 30% and 13% on infrastructure costs in your data center? Having the right DCIM strategy in place is critical to ensuring that you are tapping the full business value of your data center.

Discover how you can:

  • Improve energy efficiency and cut energy costs across IT and facilities.
  • Obtain real-time resources and capacity information to support business decisions.
  • Get the most of out of your data center to maximize CapEx and Opex savings.
  • Having a historical real-time metrics and performance reporting at your fingertips.
  • Gain visibility into your data center operation for better planning and operations to maximize your uptime.


Register today for this webinar with Schneider Electric along with Intel to understand the valuable insights into why DCIM matters and how it can ensure your data center performance aligns with your business.


Webcast: Network Closets and Server Rooms: Critical Part of your Business

by APC, A Schneider Electric CompanyDec 03, 2013

How many wiring closets or smaller server rooms do you manage? Are they distributed in various remote sites or at Colos? Or, are you running most of your business in the Cloud?

Regardless of your IT strategy, distributed IT environments are becoming more and more important for your everyday business operations. They are not only business connection to the Data in the Cloud but also the connection to the customers.

Join this webcast to discover how you can:

  • Configure, order and install IT physical infrastructure for IT rooms
  • Integrate your IT physical infrastructure with other IT equipment or other systems
  • Manage your IT room infrastructure efficiently
  • Make your connection to the Data more reliable
  • Minimize the risk of downtime for your IT Rooms


Integrated and Managed IT physical infrastructure solutions will not only ensure 100% uptime for your business but also save you costs in the long run.

Implementing the key recommendations revealed in this webcast will help you reach those goals.


Webcast: Avoiding Downtime: How Virtualization Can Help In Times of Trouble

by APC, A Schneider Electric CompanyNov 29, 2013

Virtualization is transforming how companies run their data centers to maximize availability and business continuity.

Specifically, server and storage virtualization technologies can help your organization keep systems alive and kicking even in the face of demand spikes, disasters and other troubles.

Attend this webcast to learn how virtualization helps:

  • Maximize application availability and avoid expensive downtime
  • Create business continuity options for critical customer-facing and employee productivity apps
  • Enable development of disaster recovery plans that fully leverage your tech infrastructure


Register now.


Webcast: Building Management Under the IT Umbrella: What Works, What Doesn’t

by APC, A Schneider Electric CompanyNov 19, 2013

Today’s cities are fostering advances in building management solutions. Should your datacenter be the headquarters of your building management systems or campus facilities management solution? Some experts say that integration of IT with these premises management solutions creates better control and cost savings. Others maintain that IT should remain separate, and that facilities and BMS solutions should also be siloed to avoid confusion and vendor lock-in. This Webinar explores the rationales for and against unifying BMSs and facilities management with IT.


Webcast: When Datacenters Can’t Be Remote: Surviving the Urban Datacenter

by APC, A Schneider Electric CompanyNov 18, 2013

Despite the problems of flooding, hot summer temperatures, and congested wireless networks, some enterprises have no choice but to operate in the financial centers of big cities like New York. This Webinar explores the issues encountered in big-city datacenters and proposes ways to ensure minimal risk for businesses that deploy these urban facilities.


Webcast: SSDs and New Storage Options in the Data Center

by APC, A Schneider Electric CompanyNov 18, 2013

Solid state is showing up at every level of the storage stack — as a memory cache, an auxiliary storage tier for hot data that’s automatically shuttled between flash and mechanical disk, even as dedicated primary storage, so-called Tier 0. But if funds are limited, where should you use solid state to get the best bang for the buck? In this Network Computing webcast, we’ll discuss various deployment options.


Webcast: Cutting Waste in the Datacenter

by APC, A Schneider Electric CompanyNov 06, 2013

There are many reasons to strive to run your datacenter in an efficient manner. However, a common misconception is that energy efficiency in the datacenter puts the data at risk. This Webinar will discuss concerns around energy-efficient solutions; debunk myths about the risks caused by efficiency; and introduce monitoring tools and solutions that are helping facilities and IT managers run their datacenters in the most productive and efficient manner.


Webcast: How to Break the I/O Bottleneck

by APC, A Schneider Electric CompanyOct 15, 2013

New chips offer a plethora of features, including new support for atomic transactions, reduced power consumption, dramatically improved memory bandwidth and on-the-die security enhancements. In this webinar, we’ll discuss various input/output (I/O) bottlenecks on servers (DRAM, system bus-to-peripheral/network interfaces) and what next-generation servers are doing in that regard.

Register to learn how to:

  • Improve performance of existing workloads
  • Increase workload density by leveraging improved bandwidth
  • Improve security all the way down to the chip with new features
  • Reduce power consumption while delivering enterprise performance. 

Attend this webinar to explore how to streamline and improve high-density workload performance, save energy and improve your security posture just by buying a new rack of servers. 


Webcast: SDN First Steps

by APC, A Schneider Electric CompanyJul 09, 2013

This Network Computing webinar will help attendees decide which, if any, SDN approach is the best fit for their organizations and explain first steps for testing and deployment.

Software defined networking encompasses several emerging technologies that bring programmable interfaces to data center networks and promise to make networks more observable and automated, as well as better suited to the specific needs of large virtualized data centers. The goal is to help move networks into the modern world of automated and autonomic computing.

Three general approaches to SDN are emerging: one uses new architectures such OpenFlow to program switches and a centralized controller that maintains the overall network topology and state, at the extreme a radical new way to implement networks and in other cases as a pragmatic means of dealing with specific exceptions. The second creates a network overlay using tunnels between virtual switches inside hypervisors, which minimizes changes and upgrades to the physical network. The third approach pragmatically adapts existing network devices rather than building new networks. Each approach has its pros and cons.

This webinar will help attendees understand the overall concept of SDN and its benefits, describe the different conceptual approaches to SDN, and examine the various technologies, both proprietary and open source, that are emerging. It will also help users decide whether SDN makes sense in their environment, and outline the first steps IT can take for testing SDN technologies.