June 24, 2008 -- ADC is forming a strategic partnership with APC, a provider of integrated critical power and cooling services, to deliver integrated platforms for fiber-optic switches and storage area network devices in the data center market. An agreement between the companies is expected to be finalized in July.
The partnership will combine ADC's expertise in physical layer connectivity and fiber cable management with APC's expertise in complete physical infrastructure management to provide differentiated and premium offerings to data center customers, say representatives of the companies.
"The teaming of ADC and APC ultimately will allow end users, consultants, and designers to select turn-key infrastructure solutions for data center applications, regardless of the active electronics selected," explains Hutch Coburn, senior business development manager with ADC.
"APC's broad portfolio of racks, power, cooling, software, environmental monitoring, and service capabilities will complement ADC's globally recognized network infrastructure equipment to create an end-to-end portfolio addressing the growing use of fiber in the data center," adds Rick Bansal, director of strategic alliances at APC.
The companies plan to offer a combined product portfolio that will aim to supply all infrastructure needs after customers select their active equipment, providing an end-to-end fiber infrastructure offering from power distribution through physical layer connectivity.