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

Thu Mar 21, 2013 11:00am EDT

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  AUSTIN, TX, Mar 21 (Marketwire) -- 
Active Power (NASDAQ: ACPW), manufacturer of uninterruptible power supply
(UPS) systems and modular infrastructure solutions, has deployed a
CleanSource(R) 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.

    Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
 This release may
contain forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties.
Any forward-looking statements and all other statements that may be made
in this news release that are not historical facts are subject to a
number of risks and uncertainties, and actual results may differ
materially. Specific risks include delays in new product development,
product performance and quality issues and the acceptance of our current
and new products by the power quality market. Please refer to Active
Power filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission for more
information on the risk factors that could cause actual results to
differ. 

    Active Power and CleanSource are registered trademarks of Active Power,
Inc. The Active Power logo and PowerHouse are trademarks of Active Power,
Inc. All other trademarks are the properties of their respective
companies.

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

    SOURCE: Active Power, Inc.

    

Active Power Investor Contact:
Ron Both
Liolios Group
(949) 574-3860
ron@liolios.com 

Active Power Media Contact:
Lee Higgins
Senior Public Relations Manager
(512) 744-9488
lhiggins@activepower.com 

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