For Immediate Release

American Power Conversion Announces End-to-End Protection for Apple’s
Affordable and Powerful Xserve Rack-Optimized Server

APC Offers Xserve Users Complete Availability Solutions Including New Power
Management Software, Racks, and Uninterruptible Power Supplies

WEST KINGSTON, R.I. — American Power Conversion announced today that it
has expanded support beyond Apple’s desktop solutions to offer end-to-end
availability for the company’s UNIX-based Xserve rack-optimized servers.
Xserve customers can now purchase high quality power protection and
accessories designed to be fully compatible with Xserve including APC’s
Smart-UPS line of uninterruptible power supplies (UPS) and NetShelter VX
rack systems.

“Apple has attracted a lot of positive attention since the introduction of
their powerful, easy-to-use and affordable UNIX-based Xserve servers,” said
Rob Johnson, vice president and general manager, APC’s Availability
Enhancements Group. “Our line of high quality power protection and
accessories are designed to give Xserve customers higher availability in
case of unforeseen power problems.”

“Affordable hardware with powerful standards-based software makes Xserve
the world’s easiest-to-manage UNIX-based server solution for Mac, UNIX and
Windows environments,” said Ron Okamoto, Apple’s vice president of
Worldwide Developer Relations. “APC’s end-to-end offering with software
built on Mac OS X is an ideal choice for Xserve customers that seek a
higher level of availability to address critical power and environmental

APC is proud to be the first vendor to announce a complete line of
comprehensive protection for Xserve including Uninterruptible Power
Supplies (UPS), power protection software, and racks. Software offerings

* PowerChute Personal Edition for MAC OS X- This easy-to-use software works
in conjunction with APC’s Smart-UPS products to provide safe system
shutdown for an individual Xserve in the event of an extended power outage.

* PowerChute Network Shutdown for MAC OS X- This software provides
reliable, network-based shutdown of multiple Xserve’s in data center
environments, working in conjunction with any APC Smart-UPS that is
equipped with APC’s Network Management Card EX product. Its scalable
architecture can support a virtually unlimited number of Xserve servers
protected by a larger UPS. Administrators can quickly configure it via a
browser-based interface, and can customize command files to run on each
Xserve in the event of an unattended shutdown.

APC’s Smart-UPS products deliver premium uninterrupted power and are fully
compatible with Xserve. In addition, APC’s NetShelter VX rack systems are
premium enclosures that provide advanced thermal management, comprehensive
cable management, and compatibility with APC’s basic, metered, and switched
rack power distribution units.

To learn more about all of APC’s award-winning power protection and
management solutions, visit APC’s Web site at or call APC at

About American Power Conversion

Founded in 1981, American Power Conversion (Nasdaq: APCC) (APC) is a
leading provider of global, end-to-end infrastructure availability
solutions. APC’s comprehensive products and services offering, which is
designed for both home and corporate environments, improves the
availability, manageability and performance of sensitive electronic,
network, communication and industrial equipment of all sizes. APC, which is
headquartered in West Kingston, Rhode Island, reported sales of $1.4
billion for the year ended December 31, 2001 and is a Fortune 1000 and S&P
500 company.

Additional information about APC and its global end-to-end solutions can be
found at or by calling 800-877-4080.