ANDOVER, Mass., March 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management and automation, today introduced the Micro Data Center (DC) Xpress line of connected products, making it faster, easier and more cost effective to build and deploy micro data centers at the network edge. Designed to allow IT equipment to be pre-installed by the customer, partner or integrator before shipment, it features complete data center physical infrastructure and management software in a single self-contained and secure enclosure.
"In our digitally-connected world, businesses and consumers have a low threshold for interruptions to service. Edge computing solves real-time data transmission issues by bringing bandwidth-intensive content and latency-sensitive applications close to the users or data sources to ensure reliable connectivity," said Chris Hanley, senior vice president, Data Center Systems, Schneider Electric. "As the market evolves, especially around IoT, we are committed to delivering simplified, cost-effective solutions that enable edge technologies."
Reliable, integrated and purpose-built offer
Ideal for edge and IoT applications where deployment speed, reliability and security are paramount, the Micro DC Xpress is certified by leading converged and hyperconverged IT vendors. This permits the customer, partner or integrator to fully populate and test their solution in-house prior to shipping to their regional or local edge sites, thus reducing deployment time and risks.
Micro DC Xpress, available in 24U, 42U and customizable configurations, is prefabricated and tested in Schneider Electric factories, ensuring reliability. The full plug-and-play system can be delivered in just 2-3 weeks, greatly reducing the complexity and cost of traditional deployments.
Utilizing Schneider Electric's Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) software suite, StruxureWare for Data Centers, and built on the EcoStruxure integrated architecture platform, Micro DC Xpress can be integrated into a customer's larger IT-asset monitoring system or a managed service provider's RMM and remotely managed via the cloud for maximum uptime and connectivity. The solution also includes physical protection capabilities, including key-card functionality to prevent unauthorized access and ensure the safety and security of the environment.
The Micro DC Xpress will be available to order in North America, UK and France in April 2017 and in all of Europe later in 2017.
The solution is on display at DatacenterDynamics Converged in New York City at Schneider Electric booth #75, as well as at Data Center World in London, at Schneider Electric stand G40. For more information, please visit the Schneider Electric website.
About Schneider Electric
Schneider Electric is the global specialist in energy management and automation. With revenues of $26 billion US dollars (25 billion euros) in FY2016, our 160,000+ employees serve customers in over 100 countries, helping them to manage their energy and process in ways that are safe, reliable, efficient and sustainable. From the simplest of switches to complex operational systems, our technology, software and services improve the way our customers manage and automate their operations. Our connected technologies reshape industries, transform cities and enrich lives. At Schneider Electric, we call this Life Is On.
- Schneider Electric Data Center Blog: Edge Computing Assets
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