IO, Active Power Partner to Improve Data Center Visibility of Critical Power Systems IO.OS Software to Enhance PowerHouse

 IO, Active Power Partner to Improve Data Center Visibility of Critical Power
            Systems IO.OS Software to Enhance PowerHouse Offering

PR Newswire

PHOENIX, Dec. 4, 2012

PHOENIX, Dec. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- IO, a leading provider of
next-generation modular data center technology and services, and Active Power
(NASDAQ: ACPW), a manufacturer of UPS (uninterruptible power supply) systems
and modular infrastructure solutions, today announced a strategic partnership
and integration of IO.OS software into Active Power's PowerHouse and
CleanSource UPS product portfolio.

Through this partnership, Active Power customers will leverage the IO.OS
software platform as part of their continuous power solutions. IO.OS is the
best-in-class data center operating system that delivers IT and data center
professionals a complete view of the physical infrastructure layer needed to
maximize availability and efficiency across the IT stack.

The agreement provides Active Power with the IO.OS software for their UPS
product portfolio, joint sales and marketing to Active Power customers, and
cooperative upsell of customers from IO.OS for PowerHouse to IO.OS for their
entire data center. IO will also have access to Active Power products and
technology for use in IO's modular data center offerings.

"PowerHouse provides a cost-effective and fast-to-deploy solution for the
critical power infrastructure of a data center," said Doug Milner, President
and CEO, at Active Power. "By integrating IO.OS into PowerHouse, we are
wrapping software tools around the infrastructure to reduce complexity and
provide customers more useful analytics to make intelligent decisions so they
can achieve their availability, efficiency, and sustainability goals."

"The IO.OS data center operating system is the emerging standard across the
industry, enabling companies to achieve a software-defined data center
infrastructure," said Kevin Malik, CIO and General Manager, IO Labs at IO. "We
welcome Active Power to our global ecosystem of partners that is delivering
IO-powered Data Center 2.0 solutions, enabling cloud computing and an
economically and environmentally sustainable data center. Our partnership with
Active Power offers us additional options and expertise for power systems
integration and uniquely engineered solutions."

IO.OS is the first secure data center infrastructure operating system to bring
together all data center assets in a single view. This enables organizations
to gain the business intelligence, real-time visibility, service level
attainment, cost management, and resource orchestration needed to achieve
optimal data center performance.

About IO
IO designs, engineers and delivers data center infrastructure for the world's
largest enterprises, governments and service providers. IO owns and operates
data centers for hundreds of customers, and has leveraged this experience to
build a next-generation Data Center 2.0 cloud enabling technology platform.
IO.Anywhere™ modular data centers provide enterprise-class infrastructure that
can be delivered as Data Center as a Service and rapidly deployed as a product
to customer sites anywhere in the world. IO developed the first data center
infrastructure operating system, IO.OS^®, to provide the intelligent control
needed to maximize IT utilization, resiliency, energy efficiency and global
data center performance. IO is a privately held company headquartered in
Phoenix, Arizona. For more information on IO, please visit us on the web at 

About Active Power

Founded in 1992, Active Power (NASDAQ: ACPW) designs and manufactures
continuous power solutions and critical backup power systems that enable
datacenters and other mission critical operations to remain 'on' 24 hours a
day, seven days a week. Active Power solutions are intelligently efficient,
inherently reliable and economically green, providing environmental benefits
and energy and space efficiencies to customers' financial benefit. 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, supporting the deployment
of systems in more than 40 countries. For more information, visit

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.

IO and the IO logo are trademarks of IO. © 2012.

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.


Contact: Anne Wolf, Sr. Vice President Global Marketing & Communications, IO,
+1-602-685-6208,; Katie Watson, PR for IO, Porter Novelli,
+1-408-439-2002,; Lee Higgins, Public Relations Manager,
Active Power, +1-512-744-9488,; Active Power Investor
Contact, Ron Both, Liolios Group, +1-949-574-3860,
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