Schneider Electric Innovates with IoT Datacentre Solutions

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Emma Okonji

Schneider Electric has further reaffirmed its position as one of the most innovative global specialists in energy management and automation with the introduction of EcoStruxure platform.

The new system, which is internet of things (IoT)-enabled, and an open interoperable solution, was designed to improve business efficiency, reliability, safety and connectivity.

Senior Solutions Architect, Datacentre and Infrastructure, Schneider Electric, Okechi Osuagwu, said: “With critical factors such as frequent power outages, rising energy prices, climate changes and conflicts for resource access and controls, there is need for a holistic and robust energy infrastructure that ensures safe, efficient and green energy consumption from grid to rack. That is the edge Schneider EcoStruxure offers as a formidable ally.”

He made these remarks at the just concluded International Data Corporation (IDC) 2017 event themed ‘Next-Gen Datacentres: Making a Cloud Reality’ which took place recently in Lagos.

Osuagwu explained further that the EcoStruxure Data Centre Solutions provide an open architecture of connected products and interoperable system across the domains of IT, Power and Buildings as well as apps, analytics & services for mobility, monitoring and insights. “We deploy the EcoStruxure in a tailored instance for each of the vertical end markets from Building, Data Center, Industry, and Infrastructure where Schneider Electric has decades of deep domain expertise and applied experience,” he noted.

The new platform collects and analyses critical data from sensors to cloud, with key features for implementing smart operations across enterprises such as monitoring environmental parameters and asset utilisation, providing predictive analysis, smart alarming and the possibility to make control decisions anytime, anywhere and from any smart device.

Osuagwu remarked that “EcoStruxure maximises the value of translating data into actionable intelligence to enable better business decisions and has so far, recorded successes to the tune of 75 per cent less time spent on data centre maintenance in Genpact, a BPO Company in India, 30 per cent reduction in power and cooling costs, in core computing data centre, Korea as well as a 59 per cent capital expenditure savings with self-cooling micro data centre enclosures in Towergate, UK.