APC launches first modular data centre UPS
Symmetra UPS offers scalable power protection for data centres
APC by Schneider Electric has launched its new data centre UPS in the Middle East.
The Symmetra PX 250/500kW three-phase UPS has been designed to be the first fully modular UPS system, which scales in 25kW increments up to 500kW, and can be deployed as four units in parallel, to provide up to 2MW capacity.
The system is hot-scalable, offers N+1 redundancy, and includes automated predictive diagnostic capabilities, increased overload capacity, and on-the-fly firmware upgrades. It also includes greater automation, to reduce human error, a major cause of data centre downtime, according to the company.
For would-be customers in Saudi Arabia, the Symmetra also supports the 480V/60Hz standard currently in use in the Kingdom, as well as the 400v/60Hz standard, which Saudi is expected to switch to in future.
Jeff de Sousa, vice president of Schneider Electric ITB (APC by Schneider), said: "Today's data center is all about power efficiency and scalability and the Symmetra PX 250/500 offers 96% efficiency, even down to 40% load, so customers benefit not only from the ability to right size their UPS but also gain enormous power savings delivered by this system."