Schneider Electric has introduced the Micro Data Centre (DC) Xpress line of connected products, making 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,” explains 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.”
Reliable, integrated and purpose built offer
Ideal for edge and IoT applications where deployment speed, reliability and security is paramount, the Micro DC Xpress is certified by leading converged and hyperconverged IT vendors. This permits the customer, partner or integrator to fully populate and test their solution in-house prior to shipping to their regional or local edge sites, thus reducing deployment time and risks.
Micro DC Xpress, available in 24U, 42U and customisable configurations, is prefabricated and tested in Schneider Electric factories, ensuring reliability. The full plug and play system can be delivered in just 2-3 weeks, greatly reducing the complexity and cost of traditional deployments.
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.