21Vianet Selects Active Power for Critical Power Infrastructure at Beijing Colocation Facility

UPS Deployment Follows Series of Successful Data Center Installations in Growing China Marketplace

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AUSTIN, TX--(Marketwire - Mar 21, 2013) - Active Power (NASDAQ: ACPW), manufacturer of uninterruptible power supply (UPS) systems and modular infrastructure solutions, has deployed a CleanSource® 1000 kVA UPS system to 21Vianet (NASDAQ: VNET), one of the largest data center services provider in China. The system was installed in late February 2013 at the provider's colocation data center in Beijing, the largest such facility in the city. The facility hosts mission critical data for a variety of customers, including Internet firms, government entities, blue-chip enterprises, and small to medium sized businesses.

"This deployment is representative of how China's leading innovators in data center design seek solutions that deliver on the most challenging demands of their IT environment," said Huan Wang, sales director, Active Power China. "These organizations want solutions that are energy and space efficient, but that also deliver superior reliability."

"CleanSource UPS offers low and predictable maintenance and eliminates battery replacements which improves system availability as compared to a legacy UPS," continued Wang. "All of this translates into a product that delivers on a combination of power density, reliability, and total cost of ownership unmatched in the industry today."

For Active Power, this deployment follows a number of UPS projects for some of the largest, state-of-the-art data centers in China. In the third quarter of 2012, the company deployed a CleanSource 1000 kVA UPS system at one of the largest modular colocation facilities in China, a new facility located on the country's east coast. Prior to that, Active Power installed a similar system to a large cloud based data center in the Shanxi province in western China.

The China data center market shows no signs of slowing down with an estimated 20 percent compounded annual growth rate over the next five years. Nearly $6 billion has been invested in the market over the last 12 months and is forecasted to grow to $7.5 billion from 2012-2013. Beijing in particular continues to experience growth in its data center business as end user white space grew 45 percent from 2011 to 2012.1

"The growth of the data center market in China coupled with the increasing demand for our product in the region makes this market a significant opportunity for Active Power," said Martin Olsen, vice president, Global Sales, at Active Power. "As we have indicated before, we will continue to make smart investments in China that enables our on-the-ground personnel and key distributors to better capture this growth opportunity."

About Active Power
Founded in 1992, Active Power (NASDAQ: ACPW) designs and manufactures uninterruptible power supply (UPS) systems and modular infrastructure solutions that enable data centers and other mission critical operations to remain 'on' 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The combined benefits of its products' power density, reliability, and total cost of ownership are unmatched in the market and enable the world's leading companies to achieve their most forward thinking data center designs. The company's products and solutions are built with pride in Austin, Texas, at a state-of-the-art, ISO 9001:2008 registered manufacturing and test facility. Global customers are served via Austin and three regional operations centers located in the United Kingdom, Germany, and China, that support the deployment of systems in more than 50 countries. For more information, visit www.activepower.com.

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1 Datacenter Dynamics Intelligence, 'China Data Center Market Trends 2012-2013,' December 2012

SOURCE: Active Power, Inc.

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