Speaking of teh devils themselves...
APCC sent me this press release after a conv with one of their
techs this aft..
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Date: Wed, 5 May 1999 19:00:01 -0400
Subject: Linux support press release
American Power Conversion Offers Comprehensive Power Management Support
for Linux Users
WEST KINGSTON, R.I. -- April 20, 1999 -- American Power Conversion (APC)
today announced comprehensive power management support for Linux operating
system users. APC$B!G(Bs new suite of uninterruptible power supply (UPS)
management products will enable Linux users to fully benefit from APC$B!G(Bs
award-winning power protection and management solutions.
More than 10 million users currently run the Linux operating system.
According to International Data Corp. (IDC), Linux will grow at a rate of
25% over the next four years $B!>(B or at least double the growth rate expected
for any other operating system.
"This announcement demonstrates APC$B!G(Bs long-term commitment to providing
Linux users with a Nonstop Networking environment through reliable power
protection and management," said Kevin Brown, APC$B!G(Bs software marketing
manager. "APC is committed to providing industry-leading power management
for all major operating systems, including Linux, giving users the ability
to choose the APC solution that best fits their power protection and
"The reliable and innovative power protection and management products that
APC offers is a critical component to any server environment," said Robert
Hart, director of technical alliances at Red Hat Software, Inc. "Support
from leading companies, such as APC, are a driving force in the use and
acceptance of Linux for corporations worldwide."
APC is offering a four-part comprehensive software management strategy for
Linux which includes:
? Basic power management shutdown software - This software gives Linux
users basic shutdown for their operating systems to provide fundamental
data integrity in the event of an extended power outage. APC will make the
source code available for this software. This solution will be available
second quarter of 1999;
? PowerChute? plus for Linux - APC$B!G(Bs award-winning, robust UPS
management software which provides complete UPS configuration, control and
system shutdown in network environments will be available third quarter
? PowerChute network shutdown for Linux - APC$B!G(Bs PowerChute network
shutdown software will provide Linux users with a cost-effective,
network-based shutdown solution that reduces installation time and costs in
centralized UPS environments. This product will be available in the second
quarter 1999; and
? Enhanced shutdown support for Apache Web Server on Linux - APC$B!G(Bs
PowerChute shutdown utility for Apache Web Server gives Web administrators
the ability to ensure safe, proper application shutdown in the event of an
extended power failure. This solution will be available second quarter
APC$B!G(Bs UPS software support for Linux will be made available free of charge
as a download from APC$B!G(Bs Web site. For more information about APC$B!G(Bs
comprehensive selection of power protection and management solutions, visit
www.apcc.com or call 800-877-4080.
About American Power Conversion
Founded in 1981, American Power Conversion (NASDAQ:APCC) is a worldwide
leader in the designing, manufacturing, and marketing of power protection
and management solutions for Nonstop Networking?. APC$B!G(Bs comprehensive
range of products include surge suppressors, uninterruptible power supplies
(UPS), power conditioning equipment, and related software for computer and
computer-related equipment. APC, which is headquartered in West Kingston,
Rhode Island, reported sales of $1.126 billion for the year ended December
All trademarks are the property of their owners. Additional information
about APC and its global end-to-end solutions can be found by accessing the
APC World Wide Web site at www.apcc.com or by calling 800-877-4080.
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Received on Wed May 5 17:21:53 1999
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