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Schneider Electric’s enhanced Data Centre Operations services improve operational efficiencies and reduce risk

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Schneider Electric’s enhanced Data Centre Operations services improve operational efficiencies and reduce risk

August 23
11:54 2019

Schneider Electric, the leader in the digital transformation of energy management and automation, expands its data centre solutions portfolio with the introduction of enhanced, digitized versions of its Critical Facility Operations offers for cloud and service providers and large data centres operators. These new offers make Schneider Electrica leader in digitized data centre operations as well as a single source for all Critical Facility Operation services from the IT space to the supporting infrastructure in the facility.

A software-driven process with 24×7 facility management: The new, digitized Critical Facility Operations approach couples a software-driven process with 24×7 on-site facility operations and remote support. Benefits for customers include: Increased operational efficiency: implementation in real-world customer environments have resulted in operational efficiency improvements of up to 15 percent.* Lower risk and maximum uptime: qualified personnel operate and maintain the data centre using powerful digital tools to ensure process standardization and minimize the risk of human error.

Efficient IT planning: ‘hands-on’ tactical workflows are supported by centralized expertise for full lifecycle management of IT assets. “Digitized operations reduce risks At Schneider Electric, we believe that digitization of data centre operations will result in reduced risk of human error, improved efficiency, cost savings, and increased transparency in the data centres we operate around the globe for our customers”, said Anthony DeSpirito, Vice President/General Manager of Data Centre Operations, Schneider Electric. “As a single vendor for all critical operations in the data centre gray and white space, Schneider Electric removes the silos frequently seen between facilities and IT staff, eliminating accountability issues and reducing risk”, he added.

China Unicom is one of the world’s largest telecommunication companies, providing cloud services in response to massive demand. China Unicom elected to outsource on-site critical power operation services for two of its sites to Schneider Electric. Today, more than 100 Schneider experts operate two of China Unicom hyper-scale data centres. “Schneider Electric’s mature and customized Critical Facility Operations solution enabled us to improve greatly in terms of reliable operation, predictive maintenance, as well as risk control, achieving 100 percent uptime of the facilities”, said Kang Nan, General Manager of Operations and Services Department, China Unicom. “We’ve also effectively reduced energy consumption, saving us up to 30 percent of cost”, he added.

Customized offer to meet specific site and business requirements Critical Facility Operations for data centres is a customized offer with pricing based on the size of the facility, the number of assets and optional services selected. The offer includes: 24×7 infrastructure operations and maintenance; emergency preparedness and response Vendor management and oversight Daily walk-through and monitoring, change management, and continuous systems optimization Data centre infrastructure engineering for strategic IT hardware capacity planning, power, and cooling optimization, and monitoring day to day operations. Rack and stack for standards-driven IT asset lifecycle management services, including installation, moves, adds changes, and asset decommissioning. Smart hands for on-site technical support, fault identification and resolution, and preventative maintenance.Critical Facility Operations is available globally. The enhanced digitized solution is available today in North America and coming soon to the United Kingdom, Ireland, and China, with other regions to follow. This story is provided by NewsVoir. ANI will not be responsible in any way for the content of this article.

About Schneider Electric

Schneider Electric is leading the Digital Transformation of Energy Management and Automation in Homes, Buildings, Data Centers, Infrastructure and Industries. With global presence in over 100 countries, Schneider is the undisputable leader in Power Management – Medium Voltage, Low Voltage and Secure Power, and in Automation Systems. We provide integrated efficiency solutions, combining energy, automation and software. In our global Ecosystem, we collaborate with the largest Partner, Integrator and Developer Community on our Open Platform to deliver real-time control and operational efficiency. We believe that great people and partners make Schneider a great company and that our commitment to Innovation, Diversity and Sustainability ensures that Life Is On everywhere, for everyone and at every moment.

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