Graybar joins APC Gold Certified Partner Program

February 21, 2007 -- The distributor's technical sales professionals are now qualified to configure and implement APC physical infrastructure solutions.

February 21, 2007 -- Graybar, a distributor of electrical and communications products and related supply chain management and logistics services, announced that it has joined APC's Gold Certified Partner Program.

According to a press release, Graybar technical sales professionals throughout the United States have completed a rigorous training and proficiency-testing program and are now certified by APC to configure and implement APC physical infrastructure solutions. Using APC's online configuration tools, the Graybar professionals can plan APC InfraStruXure solutions up to 80 kW for customers with a range of IT architecture needs.

APC contends that its InfraStruXure design, which integrates power, cooling, rack, management, environmental and security monitoring, and services, allows the selection of standardized components to create a data center solution through modular and mobile configurations. This standardization enables an easily scalable architecture designed to meet changing needs and future expansion.

APC says its approach provides increased availability, improved adaptability and speed of deployment as well as lower total cost of ownership for IT environments, from wiring closets to server rooms and data centers.

"We are proud to achieve APC Gold Certified Partner status, which, we believe, will benefit our customers immensely," comments Michael Dumas, vice president of Graybar's Comm/Data business. "Now we have Graybar network systems specialists and account managers throughout the company who have achieved the highest level of certification on APC's InfraStruXure solutions. This scalable, 'pay as you grow' approach to building a state-of-the-art data center works to our customers' advantage."

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