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Schneider Electric to Highlight Edge Compute Opportunities for Colos and Preview Upcoming Release of New 3-Phase Li-Ion UPS at Datacloud Europe 2016

Mon 6 Jun 2016

Schneider Electric to demonstrate its breadth of capability to support the colocation data centre industry at Europe’s foremost business networking and deal-making forum 

Rueil-Malmaison, France – June 6th, 2016 – Patron of Datacloud Europe for the 7th successive year, Schneider Electric, a global specialist in energy management and automation, has announced details of its participation in the region’s foremost networking and business deal making forum for data centre and cloud players, their customers, investors and suppliers being hosted in Monaco June 8th and 9th 2016:

  • Opening Keynote: “Colocation: An industry in transformation rising to the challenge of IoT and Cloud computing,” presented by Mark Bidinger, President, Cloud & Service Provider Segment. June 8th at 09.05
  • Panel Discussion: “Data Centre: In the Cloud, at the Edge” moderated by Greg Jones, VP Strategy, Cloud & Service Provider Segment. June 8th at 15.35
  • Solution Presentation: “OCP and the move to open source for data centres,” presented by Brice Martinot-Lagarde, Global Solution Architect Cloud & Service Providers. June 9th at 10.25

In addition, the company will announce the upcoming release of its Galaxy VX 3-phase UPS power protection solution for large facilities, data centres and business critical applications. Available in Europe from December 2016, Galaxy VX joins a growing range of Schneider Electric’s innovative 3-phase UPS solutions to utilise Li-Ion battery  technology – a feature which the manufacturer is the first to bring to market and will be extending to its whole 3-phase portfolio. The new UPS provides a modular and scalable pay-as-you-grow solution with flexible operating modes for wide a range of applications. Galaxy VX will help to address efficiency issues in hyperscale data centres, providing a low TCO without compromising availability and reliability service level demands.

In his opening keynote, Mark Bidinger, will not only address contemporary challenges facing colo and Cloud service providers, but also discuss how the industry can respond to the growing demand to scale quickly and support application-specific requirements:

“Big Data and the IoT continue to drive data centre expansion,” says Mark Bidinger. “But large scale data centres are not being designed and constructed fast enough to keep up with demand. At the same time, some Cloud services are unable to meet customer requirements if they are too remote and bogged down with excessive latency. These sorts of factors are driving demand for micro data centre solutions based upon proven designs, which can be factory engineered and delivered in weeks for edge of network and regional deployment.”

Following on from some of the themes arising in the keynote, the Panel Discussion moderated by Greg Jones of Schneider Electric brings together Fabrice Coquio, President of Interxion France; Phill Lawson-Shanks, Chief Architect & VP of Innovation at EdgeConnex; Knut Molaug, CEO of Green Mountain and Daniel Beazer, Analyst at BroadGroup to talk about a new form of hybrid computing ecosystem to provision the availability requirements of IT networks and bandwidth-intensive content.

“To support the needs of today and tomorrow, computing power and storage are simultaneously centralizing in cloud data centres and becoming distributed towards the network edge,” says panel moderator, Greg Jones. “We’re bringing together leading lights from Europe’s data centre industry to deliberate upon this emerging trend and consider the effect upon data centre infrastructure simplification, uptime and availability, and both physical and cyber-security.”

The Solutions Presentation delivered by Brice Martinot-Lagarde, will discuss the potential impact of the Open Compute Project on data centre architecture for Internet Giants, major Cloud service providers and large enterprises. It will also explore the potential of OCP for the colocation market, as well as the associated advantages and limitations of new Open Compute Architectures.

For more information, you are warmly welcome to visit Schneider Electric on Terrasse #3 during Datacloud Europe, Monaco, June 8th – 9th, or visit our website www.schneider-electric.com.

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