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Modius and RF Code Form Data Center Efficiency Partnership to Bring Wire-Free Environmental Monitoring to Modius OpenData Solution

Companies will provide a joint demonstration at Next Week’s Data Center World Expo in Nashville

AUSTIN, TEXAS and SAN FRANCISCO (March 2, 2010) – Modius Inc and RF Code, Inc, today announced the integration of RF Code’s wire-free environmental sensor-based monitoring solution into the Modius OpenData platform.  Available now, the integrated solution is the first initiative stemming from the partnership between the two companies.

Modius® is the leading provider of unified monitoring and measurement solutions that track both IT devices and facilities infrastructure equipment from a single pane-of-glass, delivering performance-based analysis of today’s converged IT infrastructure. The Modius flagship offering, OpenData®, is software that allows users to manage the performance of both IT devices and facilities infrastructure equipment across all enterprise business-critical sites, including data centers, call centers, server closets, and mechanical yards.

RF Code’s wire-free active sensor-based software solution monitors and alerts about a broad range of environmental factors—from changes in temperature and humidity to the sudden presence of dangerous conductive liquids.

Modius OpenData now accepts environmental data directly from RF Code sensors. The entire solution can be delivered at very low cost and covers data centers of any size. By integrating environmental data into the OpenData platform, customers now get a complete picture about the real-time status and performance of all their physical data center assets. This combined view includes both performance data collected by Modius directly from IT and facilities equipment, as well as environmental data collected by RF Code sensors. The combined information is then used to help operators run more efficient and cost-effective data centers.

"We’re delighted to have RF Code as a partner," said Craig Compiano, CEO of Modius "Their open approach to integration has made it easy to extend the value of our OpenData solution by adding critical environmental information that affects the performance and availability of our customers’ physical assets."

"Modius is an ideal partner for us," said Mitch Medford, CEO RF Code. "They understand that monitoring and managing costly center infrastructure is a key component of reducing operating and capital costs. Integrating environmental information nicely complements the information OpenData already provides. It’s a perfect fit."

Next week, the two companies will provide a joint demonstration at Data Center World in Nashville, TN. The demonstration will take place on March 10th at booth #240 at 1:00PM.

About RF Code, Inc.

RF Code automates the ability to discover, track and monitor high-value physical assets across the enterprise. Using the company’s award-winning platform for real-time, active RFID, customers know instantly and on demand the location, movement, environmental status and history of each individual asset across its lifecycle. This spares customers the high cost, time intensity and compliance risk of a manual inventory and enables customers to better manage the total cost of ownership of their asset inventory. RF Code and its world-class roster of global partners develop solutions used in demanding industry environments including IT, healthcare, defense, pharmaceutical, manufacturing, transportation and homeland security. http://www.rfcode.com.

RF Code and the RF Code logo are either registered trademarks or trademarks of RF Code Incorporated in the United States and/or other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

About Modius

Modius® is the leading provider of unified monitoring and measurement solutions that track both IT devices and facilities infrastructure equipment from a single pane-of-glass. The Modius solution helps lower energy costs, increase capacity, and protect business continuity by enabling performance-based analysis of today’s converged IT infrastructure, including all data centers, call centers, server closets, and mechanical yards.

For the first time available anywhere in the industry, Modius brings together performance data from both IT and facilities, creating a single repository for real-time operational intelligence across a network of enterprise facilities. The Modius flagship offering, OpenData®, is software that allows users to manage the performance of both IT devices and facilities infrastructure equipment across all enterprise business-critical sites. From this unified repository, the solution offers a range of next-generation performance analytics, including automated power efficiency reporting (PUE/DCiE), outage prevention and event correlation analysis, and capacity and energy forecasting. The solution works by capturing performance data continuously and natively from all IT devices, facilities equipment, and environmental monitoring solutions.

Founded in 2004 and headquartered in San Francisco, Modius Inc. develops solutions that unify IT and facilities to meet the demands of today’s dynamic business infrastructure.

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