January 16, 2017

HPE and Schneider Electric partner for Micro Data Center

The companies are coming together to provide the infrastructure needed for hybrid IT environment

This month, Schneider Electric, the energy management and automation company announced that it has collaborated with global IT firm Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) to work towards developing the HPE Micro Data Center.

Through this partnership, Schneider Electric says that it is leveraging its SmartBunker FX, an integrated and secure enclosure with UPS, power distribution, cooling and monitoring, with HPE storage, network and compute solutions to create HPE Micro data center, a custom designed and integrated architecture that supports edge environments.

Rick Einhorn, Vice President, Data Center Consulting, HPE said:

Successful IT and facilities partnerships are at the core of enabling edge computing.

The ongoing collaborations with Schneider Electric to provide true software-defined data centers where the work is done provides the solution enterprise is looking for.

The Micro Data Center was recently introduced at the Gartner Data Center, Infrastructure & Operations Management Conference in Las Vegas, U.S. HPE says that the new solution will provide an end-to-end IT infrastructure, networking, storage and management in a single, self-contained architecture which is ideal for distributed IT environments.

Kevin Brown, CTO, Schneider Electric – IT Division said:

The growing quantity of data – due in part to the growth of IoT and connected devices – is having a transformational effect on the data center market and the technologies needed to support it.

Micro data centers provide a turnkey solution for edge deployments, complete with all the necessary IT and compute components to meet new data growth requirements and deliver connectivity demand.

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