AUSTIN, TX--(Marketwire - Mar 21, 2013) - Active Power (
"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."
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1 Datacenter Dynamics Intelligence, 'China Data Center Market Trends 2012-2013,' December 2012
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