Schneider Electric brings micro edge data centres to Europe

Schneider Electric brings micro edge data centres to Europe

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Schneider Electric is launching its EcoStruxure Micro Data Center R-Series for rugged indoor environments in Europe next month.

The micro data centres offer a “quick-to-deploy” solution to help manage edge computing infrastructure within “challenging” industrial and manufacturing environments, said the supplier.

The offerings are configurable, pre-packaged and enclosed rack systems that include power, cooling, security and management. They can “save up to 40%” in field engineering costs, get systems to market “20% faster” and reduce maintenance costs by 7%, claims Schneider Electric.

Micro data centres take advantage of existing infrastructure and can “potentially reduce capital expenses by 48%” over a traditional build, it added

As more industrial operators deploy Industry 4.0 technologies to increase productivity, safety and automation, micro data centres have become increasingly essential to address everything from the convergence of IT and OT to the enabling of IIoT applications.

As part of the launch, six new models will be available in 16U, 24U and 42U sizes to deliver flexibility and scalability.

“As Industry 4.0 and advanced automation technologies continue to drive transformation within industrial environments, IT must be deployed closer to the point of use, enabling increased productivity and efficiency,” said Rob McKernan, SVP for the Secure Power Division at Schneider Electric Europe.

“The availability of our NEMA-rated Micro Data Center R-series solutions will help industrial manufacturers and distributors across the region truly reap the benefits of improved performance and reliability on the factory floor,” said McKernan.

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