COMLINK Selects Active Power to Support New Facility's Mission Critical Hosting and Cloud Services Ecosystem

COMLINK Selects Active Power to Support New Facility's Mission Critical Hosting 
and Cloud Services Ecosystem 
High Efficiency UPS Delivers on Power Density, Reliability, and Total
Cost of Ownership 
AUSTIN, TX -- (Marketwired) -- 06/13/13 --  To meet the high
performance infrastructure needs of its enterprise customers,
COMLINK, a broadband, datacenter, and cloud services communications
provider, selected Active Power's (NASDAQ: ACPW) CleanSource(R) UPS
(uninterruptible power supply) platform for its new Grand Rapids,
Mich. based data center. The facility opened its doors in late April
2013. 
Active Power's system consists of 600 kVA of total rated UPS capacity
in a distributed redundant topology. COMLINK deployed the UPS with
fully redundant power generation and two independent distribution
paths to the server cabinet level, providing redundancy and high
system availability in a cost effective and high efficiency manner.
COMLINK also deployed Active Power's GenSTART(TM) product. GenSTART
is a battery free starting module that provides an additional degree
of availability to the multiple standby generator sets onsite.  
"We took a forward thinking and environmentally conscious approach
with the design and build out of the facility, particularly in terms
of electrical infrastructure," said John Summersett, chief operating
officer, at COMLINK. "Our end goal was to achieve higher operating
efficiencies, eliminate costs associated with battery maintenance and
replacement, and achieve a high degree of system reliability. Active
Power's UPS product delivers on each of these points all at a lower
total cost of ownership compared to conventional solutions." 
"COMLINK was diligent and thorough in their review of UPS equipment
prior to their purchase, considering everything from system
performance to total cost of ownership," said Doug Milner, president
and CEO, at Active Power. "We are enabling the customer to achieve
their availability, efficiency, and budget goals with a UPS product
that is unmatched in terms of power density, reliability, and total
cost of ownership." 
The state-of-the-art, 9,000 square foot facility is completely
encased in concrete and houses COMLINK's new Datasphere hosting and
cloud business and Medisphere, a network solutions offering
specifically tailored for Michigan based health care providers. These
products are backed by COMLINK's 9,000 mile, six state regional fiber
network. 
About COMLINK
 With datacenters that host clients residing in over
100 countries, COMLINK is a leading provider of cloud services,
dedicated and virtual private servers, storage, colocation, all
connected over a private, protected Ethernet backbone with bandwidth
up to 100Gbps. Using our private fiber network and multiple certified
data centers (HIPAA, SSAE 16, PCI) strategically located, COMLINK can
provide your business with redundant (hot) servers, granular backup
and restore capabilities, a true disaster recovery and business
continuity plan. 
COMLINK's rapidly expanding fiber optic network is headquartered in
Michigan and extends through Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, and
Minnesota. With over 9,000 miles of fiber and metro rings extending
throughout the areas major markets, COMLINK's Network Management
Center is manned 24X7 to ensure the security of our network, the
reliability of our services, and satisfaction for our clients.
COMLINK provides leading edge services such as Optical Wave,
Ethernet, DS1, DS3, OCx, and DSL. COMLINK offers the premier neutral
access and local tandem in Michigan. In addition, COMLINK offers an
array of voice services; PRI, SIP, Long Distance, Conferencing and
Hosted VoIP. 
For more information, please visit www.comlink.net or follow COMLINK
on: 
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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. 
SOURCE: Active Power, Inc. 
Active Power Media Contact:
Lee Higgins
Senior Manager, Public Relations
(512) 744-9488
lhiggins@activepower.com 
Active Power Investor Contact:
Ron Both
Liolios Group
(949) 574-3860
ron@liolios.com 
COMLINK Media Contact:
Rebecca Girard
(517) 742-4115
rgirard@comlink.net 
 
 
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