At Hannover Messe 2022, Schneider Electric, Stratus and Avnet are currently showcasing their EcoStruxure Micro Data Center offerings. With pre-loaded software, micro data centers with the Stratus ftServer would deliver fast compute with low latency for data processing at the edge in industrial environments.
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Hannover Messe 2022 is held in Hannover, Germany from May 30th to June 2nd. The event, which includes over 6,500 exhibitors and close to 250,000 attendees, will cover the whole spectrum of smart and digital automation. During this event, Schneider Electric, Stratus and Avnet are showcasing their jointly developed and distributed solution delivering simplified, zero-touch edge computing data centers for industrial environments.
At Hall 11, stand C58, visitors will get a hands-on experience with the EcoStruxure Micro Data Center with the Stratus ftServer.
The prefabricated Micro Data Center modules are pre-engineered, and factory assembled to customer requirements by Avnet, a global technology distributor and solutions provider, who offer a one-stop shop for end customers, System Integrators (SI), and Operational Technology (OT) distributors to order a complete, integrated, turnkey solution as a single purchase.
The EcoStruxure Micro Data Center has been tested, certified, and comes pre-loaded with software like the AVEVA System Platform. It’s a single-enclosure, physically secured solution for IT and OT management, as well as data latency and bandwidth challenges.
“Today Industry 4.0 and the convergence of IT and OT has enabled manufacturers to reach new levels of productivity, efficiency and quality,” said Rob McKernan, Senior Vice President, Secure Power Europe Region, Schneider Electric. “At Schneider Electric we share a vision with Stratus and Avnet, which we believe will help customers transform their industrial operations and reap the benefits of digitalization. The standardized solutions we have co-developed significantly reduce the complexities associated with deploying critical IT in factory environments, freeing up valuable time and increasing process efficiency for our customers.”
EcoStruxure Micro Data Centers
The EcoStruxure Micro Data Center with Stratus ftServer is available in 6U, 12U, or 42U rack configurations, and is powered by Schneider Electric Secure Power solutions to withstand the rigors of industrial applications. Schneider Electric’s smart, uninterruptible power supply (UPS) provides electrical hazard prevention, remote assistance, and a ‘graceful’ calculated shutdown. Each MDC also features built-in cooling, as well as environmental monitoring (temperature, humidity, fluid, and smoke) and security (door sensors and camera).
The 42U enclosure includes NEMA-12 protection, as well as filters and air fans, and is excellent for bigger deployments when more IT equipment is needed but dedicated IT space is not available.
“We are excited to be teaming with Schneider Electric and Stratus to successfully scale global deployment of the EcoStruxure Micro Data Center featuring ftServer solution for industrial edge applications,” said Brian Stack, Senior Director, Avnet Integrated EMEA. “Avnet Integrated’s global integration footprint, complemented by our complete line of business and service solutions, helps our customers optimize their capital resources, accelerate sales growth and deliver on their brand experience. This winning combination will help deliver the many outstanding capabilities and benefits of Industry 4.0 through IT and OT convergence to our customers worldwide.”
With core software and operating systems covered in common security standards, the Edge Computing platform can run advanced AI and machine learning applications with cybersecurity out of the box. Locks and card readers, as well as Schneider Electric’s NetBotz security and environmental monitoring capabilities, have been installed on the enclosure to give further physical protection.
“The EcoStruxure Micro Data Center with Stratus ftServer delivers the reliability, efficiency, rugged protection, and zero-touch operation required by the automation industry,” said Greg Hookings, Director of Business Development – EMEA, Stratus Technologies. “It provides the ability to transform data from critical assets, securely, whether staff are operating at the edge or remotely. Physical protection is matched with application protection and cybersecurity allowing end users, system integrators and owners to deploy computing power where it’s needed and harness the ever-growing data generated by modern automation facilities and processes at the edge.”
A single-enclosure, physically secured solution for IT and OT management, as well as data latency and bandwidth challenges
The standardized solutions they developed significantly reduce the complexities associated with deploying critical IT in factory environments, freeing up time and increasing process efficiency
Available in 6U, 12U, or 42U rack configurations, and is powered by Schneider Electric Secure Power solutions
Schneider Electric’s smart, uninterruptible power supply (UPS) provides electrical hazard prevention, remote assistance, and a ‘graceful’ calculated shutdown.
Each MDC also features built-in cooling, as well as environmental monitoring (temperature, humidity, fluid, and smoke) and security (door sensors and camera).
The 42U enclosure includes NEMA-12 protection and filters and air fans.