Global Services To Resell APC Power Products For RS/6000

American Power Conversion (West Kingston, R.I.) today announced IBM Global Services will resell APC's uninterruptible power supplies (UPS) for IBM's RS/6000 workstations worldwide, according to published reports.

The RS/6000 offering includes APC's Smart-UPS 620 UPS for both high-performance workstations and entry-level servers. The solution includes specialized features for IBM RS/6000 users such as APC's PowerChute plus power management software for IBM AIX.

APC’s Smart-UPS 620 UPS is designed to perform automatic unattended system shutdown as well as management and diagnostic features such as UPS testing/status and remote UPS management.

Other product features include: modem/fax/network surge protection; intelligent battery management system; hot-swappable, user-replaceable batteries maximize uptime; and APC's SmartBoost and SmartTrim.

The announcement broadens APC and IBM’s existing global relationship beyond Intel-based servers. APC has developed support for IBM's Netfinity server product line through customized software integration with Netfinity Manager.

--L. Greenemeier