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Schneider Electric Named as Finalist in Six Categories at the 2019 Network Computing Awards

Mon 15 Apr 2019

Schneider Electric has been shortlisted as a finalist in six categories at the Network Computing Awards 2019.

The awards for which Schneider Electric have been nominated span the company’s broad expertise in data centre infrastructure solutions, including their EcoStruxure Ready™ Smart-UPS with Lithium-Ion (Li-ion) uninterruptible power supply (UPS) and Cloud-based management software platform, EcoStruxure IT.

The categories in which Schneider Electric are named as a finalist are:

  • Data Centre Product of the Year – APC by Schneider Electric Smart-UPSTM with Lithium Ion
  • IT Optimisation Product of the Year – Schneider Electric EcoStruxure ITTM
  • New Software Product of the Year – Schneider Electric EcoStruxure IT
  • New Cloud Solution of the Year – Schneider Electric EcoStruxure IT and EcoStruxure IT ExpertTM for Partners
  • Hardware Product of the Year – APC by Schneider Electric Smart-UPS with Lithium Ion
  • Cloud Based Solution of the Year – Schneider Electric EcoStruxure IT

“Schneider Electric is leading the transformation of data centres through the innovation within its EcoStruxure™ architecture,” said Marc Garner Vice President, Secure Power, Schneider Electric UK&I. “Being shortlisted as a finalist in so many categories reflects not only the depth of quality built into our product offerings, but the breadth of applications they address. For businesses striving to meet the challenges of the digital transformation via resilient, high-performance data centres of any size and at any location, Schneider Electric’s solutions are an essential building block. Our presence as finalists in the prestigious Network Computing Awards vindicates that standing.”

APC by Schneider Electric™ Smart-UPS with Lithium Ion is a single-phase UPS that fulfills the need for greater resilience, simplified maintenance and lower cost of ownership. Its longer battery life, built-in smart management systems and smaller size make it particularly suitable for applications serving the Internet of Things (IoT) and Edge Computing.

Li-ion battery technology enables rapid deployment of UPS systems with a smaller physical footprint. They can withstand many more charge/discharge cycles and have a longer operating life than traditional lead-acid battery alternatives. As a consequence, they require lower maintenance, with batteries needing less frequent replacement, which reduces the total cost of ownership (TCO).

Schneider Electric EcoStruxure IT and EcoStruxure IT Expert™ for Partners are the industry’s first vendor-neutral, Data Centre Management as a Service (DMaaS) architectures. They provide global visibility from anywhere at any time on any connected device and deliver data-driven insights into critical IT assets, allowing customers to mitigate risks and reduce downtime.

EcoStruxure IT Expert provides a secure foundation for Channel Partners and IT Solution Providers to deliver additional value and drive new service revenues. The software presents a key opportunity to strengthen customer relationships by delivering insight into the functioning and efficiency of compute facilities, while offering higher availability and potentially lowered service costs as new capabilities are added through the software and connected applications.

As part of Schneider Electric’s EcoStruxure architecture, EcoStruxure IT operates on all IoT-enabled physical infrastructure assets like secure power and cooling — including the new Smart-UPS with APC SmartConnect, a cloud-enabled UPS, designed to be fast and cost-effective for deployment in small, distributed environments and compatible with popular industry Remote Monitoring and Management platforms.

EcoStruxure leverages advancements in IoT, mobility, sensing, cloud and cybersecurity to deliver innovation at every level. This includes connected products, edge control, apps, analytics, and services.

Voting for the Network Computing awards is open until April 23rd 2019. Please click here or visit http://www.networkcomputingawards.co.uk/ to vote for Schneider Electric.

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