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Schneider Electric launches Edge in a Box solution

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Schneider Electric announced the launch of ‘Edge in a Box’ in collaboration with Alliance Partners StorMagic and Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE).

The company said the joint solution utilises Schneider Electric’s 6U Wall Mount EcoStruxure Micro Data Centre, StorMagic SvSAN software and HPE ProLiant Servers, to deliver pre-integrated IT systems designed for edge computing environments.

Schneider added that the solution meets the compute requirements of any small or space-constrained site.

Comprising StorMagic SvSAN software, two HPE ProLiant servers, a choice of VMware vSphere, Microsoft Hyper-V or Linux KVM hypervisor, alongside APC Smart-UPS with Lithium-ion models, APC power distribution unit (PDU) and HPE Aruba networking, the system is optimised to run edge applications and offers uptime.

“Customers with edge sites are experiencing a number of unique challenges, including budget constraints, lack of space and limited, or non-existent IT support,” said David Terry, VP of IT channels, Schneider Electric, Europe.

“The 6U EcoStruxure Micro Data Centre is the smallest, secure and lightweight data centre solution in the market, helping organisations to quickly modernise their IT infrastructure while reducing the costs associated with deployment, servicing and maintenance.”

Edge in a Box’ enables IT professionals to:

  • Mitigate IT downtime and impact on business through highly available, resilient IT.

  • Reduce the complexity of on-site work, testing or commissioning through pre-integration.

  • Simplify system configuration and programming.

  • Minimise order complexity and delivery times for rapid installation.

“IT teams must be able to quickly deliver what the business needs - simplicity, low-cost and 100% uptime to ensure confidence that business-critical applications are always running,” said Bruce Kornfeld, chief marketing and product officer, StorMagic.

“By combining StorMagic SvSAN with APC by Schneider Electric infrastructure and HPE servers, customers can work with their integration partner of choice to customise, build and deploy ‘Edge in a Box’ solutions that meet their budget and space requirements.”

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