Story image

Schneider Electric takes out micro data centre honours at SVC Awards

29 Nov 17

The Storage, Virtualisation and Cloud (SVC) Awards 2017 took place in London last week.

Schneider Electric has announced the company took out the ‘Hyperconverged Innovation of the Year’ category which is decided by popular vote.

According to the SVC organisers, this demonstrates the company’s commitment to innovating technologies that support the adoption of both Edge and Cloud Computing, as well as meeting the challenges of Big Data and the IoT.

"We are thrilled to have been recognized with this accolade for Schneider Electric innovation in the cloud and hyperconvergence space," says Yakov Danilevski, Strategic Marketing, Schneider Electric IT Division, UK.

"As the IT landscape evolves and more services are outsourced, Schneider Electric Micro Data Centres provide essential infrastructure to ensure the availability of business critical applications that are kept on-premise."

Schneider Electric asserts its Micro Data Centre solutions enable the on-premises element of hybrid IT and edge data centre architectures to be deployed securely and scalably in any environment.

The advantage of the ‘micro’ aspects is that they can be customised to fit specific contraints and tailored to withstand the specific environmental considerations of individual end-user applications.

They are also available in a number of standardised formats that are all pre-tested and pre-configured at factory level before being delivered to customers as a ready-to-go solution that contains integrated power, uninterruptible power supply (UPS), power distribution, management software (DCIM), cooling, rack security, environmental monitoring and fire suppression.

According to Schneider Electric, one of the main drivers of its success in the micro data centre and hyperconvergence category is a number of key alliance partnerships that were announced this year.

Micro data centres form a key part of Schneider Electric's recently announced EcoStruxure architecture, which is an open, interoperable, IoT-enabled system architecture delivering enhanced value around safety, reliability, efficiency, sustainability, and connectivity for customers.

Schneider Electric says one of the main benefits this award will provide is assurance, as customers within this space will often determine which products comprise the stack and need to be reassured that the technology will work immediately as promised, without interruption to service or downtime.

MulteFire announces industrial IoT network specification
The specification aims to deliver robust wireless network capabilities for Industrial IoT and enterprises.
Google Cloud, Palo Alto Networks extend partnership
Google Cloud and Palo Alto Networks have extended their partnership to include more security features and customer support for all major public clouds.
DigiCert conquers Google's distrust of Symantec certs
“This could have been an extremely disruptive event to online commerce," comments DigiCert CEO John Merrill. 
Schneider Electric's bets for the 2019 data centre industry
From IT and telco merging to the renaissance of liquid cooling, here are the company's top predictions for the year ahead.
China to usurp Europe in becoming AI research world leader
A new study has found China is outpacing Europe and the US in terms of AI research output and growth.
Google says ‘circular economy’ needed for data centres
Google's Sustainability Officer believes major changes are critical in data centres to emulate the cyclical life of nature.
52mil users affected by Google+’s second data breach
Google+ APIs will be shut down within the next 90 days, and the consumer platform will be disabled in April 2019 instead of August 2019 as originally planned.
Ramping up security with next-gen firewalls
The classic firewall lacked the ability to distinguish between different kinds of web traffic.