Micro Data Center Solutions for Edge Computing Applications

June 15, 2015 by Jeff Shepard

Schneider Electric today announced the launch of its new micro data center solution portfolio. These solutions are ideal for customers who need to reduce latency and quickly add capacity while ensuring a secure and easy to manage environment. Delivered in a single enclosure, the benefits of the new micro data center solutions include power, cooling and management software to support a self-contained, secure computing environment.

"Through this new offer, Schneider Electric is addressing the latency, bandwidth and processing speed challenges customers are facing with the growth of connected devices and data applications," said Dave Johnson, Senior Vice President, Data Center Solutions, Schneider Electric. "We are already seeing the emergence of edge applications in retail and industrial applications, and we believe the need for edge computing will only grow as the Internet of Things expands into commercial applications."

Schneider Electric's micro data center physical infrastructure solutions include the enclosure, uninterruptible power supply (UPS), power distribution, management software (DCIM), environmental monitoring, cooling and security - all tested, assembled, packaged and then shipped together in a factory environment.

Solutions include: SmartBunker SX, for traditional for IT rooms; SmartBunker CX, optimized for office environments; SmartBunker FX, ruggedized for any environment; and SmartShelter multi-rack, ruggedized for any environment. Key solutions benefits include the following: Simplified management; High levels of security; Optimized installation and operating cost; Configured, delivered and installed in the shortest possible time; and Reliability via standardization and factory testing.