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Schneider Electric Announces Micro Data Center Xpress Range

By Ken Briodagh March 15, 2017

In a recent announcement, Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management and automation, today introduced the Micro Data Center (DC) Xpress line of connected products, designed to make it faster, easier and more cost effective to build and deploy micro data centers at the network edge. It is built to allow IT equipment to be pre-installed by the customer, partner or integrator before shipment, and 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, SVP, 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.”

The Xpress line is ideal for edge and IoT applications where deployment speed, reliability and security is paramount, the company said, and 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 for reliability in Schneider Electric factories. The full plug-and-play system can be delivered in as few as two weeks, greatly reducing the complexity and cost of traditional deployments, according to Scheiner.

It ties to Schneider’s Data Centre Infrastructure Management (DCIM) software suite, StruxureWare for Data Centers, and is 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 designed to prevent unauthorized access and ensure the safety and security of the environment. 




Edited by Alicia Young

Editorial Director

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