Schneider Electric launches Edge Software and Digital Services suite
Schneider Electric has launched the Edge Software & Digital Services Programme – a suite of benefits, support tools and certifications that enables IT solution providers to create a managed power services practice.
Schneider's use case is that the need for remote monitoring and management is on the rise.
Gartner calculates that by 2025, 75% of enterprise-generated data will be created and processed outside a traditional, centralised data centre or cloud. Because the edge infrastructure is geographically distributed, often with no on-site IT, it invariably requires remote monitoring and management. However, today only 27% of IT solution providers are offering managed power services.
"The acceleration of edge computing presents an enormous opportunity for IT solution providers to increase their recurring revenue streams by selling Managed Power Services," said David Terry, VP IT channels, Schneider Electric Europe. "We have built a comprehensive program for partners that simplifies and speeds up the time required to set up their Managed Power Service practice. This will enable partners to address their customers’ needs, through effective monitoring and management of their customers’ edge sites, which is now considered a mission-critical priority," Terry added.
Part of the award-winning mySchneider IT Solutions Partner Program, Schneider Electric said the scheme was formulated in response to the significant growth in edge computing. It enables IT solution providers to establish recurring revenue streams by offering remote monitoring and management of the physical infrastructure across their customers’ networks, utilising Schneider Electric’s EcoStruxure IT Software & Digital Services.