Schneider Electric Unveils Micro Data Center Xpress Range for IoT, Hyperconverged & Edge Applications

Global specialist in energy management and automation, Schneider Electric, has introduced its 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, Schneider Electric’s Micro Data Center (DC) Xpress line features complete data center physical infrastructure and management software in a single self-contained and secure enclosure.

schneider electric“In our digitally-connected world, businesses and consumers have a low threshold for interruptions to service,” said Chris Hanley, senior vice president, Data Center Systems, Schneider Electric. “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. As the market evolves, especially around IoT, we are committed to delivering simplified, cost-effective solutions that enable edge technologies.”

Schneider Electri 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 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.