Deployment Model: On-premise
Technology: Unified Computing and UCS Hardware

APC, the leading provider of physical infrastructure for data centers & integrated IT solutions is proud to announce - the NetShelter SX with Shock Packaging has undergone the rigorous packaging testing & approval process with Cisco for pre-racking and shipping their Unified Computing System (UCS) products... & is NOW CERTIFIED by Cisco!

APC has always been the physical infrastructure powerhouse for UCS solutions, with this certification, the option to PRE-INTEGRATE a Cisco UCS in APC rack infrastructure and SHIP IT, provides an end-to-end solution for partners & plug-and-play experience for end users.

Before this certification – shipping in a non-Cisco rack would void the UCS warranty. UCS would ship separate for onsite install. Now a full converged UCS solution can be wrapped in a certified NetShelter SX with Shock Packaging! The rack "base building block" now brings Schneider Electric’s InfraStruxure data center and Micro DC Xpress edge to Cisco converged architectures!

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APC by Schneider Electric is the leading brand worldwide for integrated IT infrastructure and software. With a wide array of products that deliver reliable power and availability solutions for IT and communications technologies, APC provides a total infrastructure and physical remote management solution for converged and hyperconverged based on the Cisco UCS architectures.

This enables organizations to simply and easily configure a complete and highly energy efficient IT solution that is pre-tested, optimized and able to be rapidly deployed across an organization. APC solutions remove complexity, risk and time from the designing, building, deploying, and maintaining of converged and hyperconverged systems across the virtualized environments – Datacenter, SME, Remote/Branch Office and the Edge. 

The NetShelter SX with Shock Packaging has undergone testing procedures beyond the standard ISTA 3E International Safe Transit Association tests by working with Cisco and testing the cabinet and packaging solution to their more stringent packaging testing guidelines for Cisco UCS.

The cabinet and packaging solution was tested to these Cisco packaging standards with the Cisco UCS appliances installed and has passed all testing and is now certified for pre-racking and shipping of Cisco UCS.

NetShelter SX Features:

KAON 3D Interactive NetShelter SX and Rack PDUs

The NetShelter SX with Shock Packaging Features:

Cabinets designed to safely load, transport, unload and deploy a cabinet with up to 2000lb (900kg) of IT equipment installed.


> Easy reusable plastic locking clips

> Convenient place for integrator logos

> Conceals cabinet contents

> Shields equipment from dust and debris


> Protects all exterior sides from handling damage

> Detailed instructions inside cardboard outer wrap and identifiers on foam pieces make repackaging easy


> Built in rails guide cabinet safely to floor

> Stores within pallet footprint and easily attaches      to pallet

> Attaches securely to rear of pallet with guide pins


> Secures cabinet to pallet during transit at front & rear

> Supports weight load prolonging life of castors

> Features access holes for bracket removal and easy

lowering of the cabinet to the pallet deck for removal


> Absorbs impact and vibration during transit

> Distributes cabinet load evenly across pallet

> Supports weight of cabinet & equipment installed during integration / travel time


> 24 additional fasteners beyond the standard equipment rail fasteners

> Supports load even under high vibration

> Holds rail position securely during transport


> 4 brackets – 1 at each corner of the underside of the cabinet

> Removes weight load from the casters and supports the weight load on the pallet brackets attached at front/rear of the cabinet


> More durability, higher load ratings, and smoother rolling profile ensure proper performance at the delivery site


> Fixed rear castors aid in guiding the cabinet straight down the ramp during unloading

> Improves steering when fully loaded


> Now available globally in more heights , widths , depths of NetShelter SX cabinets  then ever before

> 24U option AR3104SP1 still available but with 1250lb (600kg) load rating and alternate packaging components then shown for 42, 45, & 48U cabinets

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Version Verified Compatible Cisco Product Date Tested
SX Unified Computing - UCS Hardware
  • Blades (B-series) - UCSM 2.2.1
  • Rack Mounts (C-series) - UCSM 2.2.1
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