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

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 
AUSTIN, TX -- (Marketwire) -- 03/21/13 --  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 particula
r 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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