Among the latest innovations being highlighted at Data Centre World, London, is a Micro Data Centre (DC) Xpress line of connected products, from Schneider Electric, claimed to make it faster, easier and more cost effective to build and deploy micro data centres 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 centre 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 Centre Systems, Schneider Electric. “As the market evolves, especially around IoT, we are committed to delivering simplified, cost-effective solutions that enable edge technologies.”
Utilising Schneider Electric’s Data Centre Infrastructure Management (DCIM) software suite, StruxureWare for data centres, 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 unauthorised 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.