End-to-end data center solutions company, Schneider Electric, has announced the launch of a contest that provides up to $10,000 in funding for end-users in North America – to deploy or upgrade edge IT infrastructure, as well as $1,000 credit for select channel partners.

To enable the growing trend of edge computing, Schneider Electric is offering a series of grants across multiple countries for businesses to strengthen and improve their edge infrastructure. Customers will have the option to invest in their IT infrastructure needed to seize the opportunity of edge technologies in the near term, whether they’re embarking on their first deployment or upgrading their existing footprint.

Through the contest, customers can buy and connect new Connected Smart-UPS with APC SmartConnect for a chance to win $10,000 of IT equipment to bring data center-like resiliency to their distributed environments. If a channel partner resells and helps connect the winning Connected Smart-UPS, that channel partner will also receive $1,000 credit from APC by Schneider Electric.

This initiative is designed to enable customers who purchase select ‘APC by Schneider Electric’ products to capitalize on “the benefits” of edge computing solutions to enhance IoT customer experience, generate new revenue and decrease business costs.

For more information on Schneider Electric’s edge solutions and their contest, visit: www.apc.com/edge.