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Schneider Electric Announces Micro Data Center Xpress

Micro Data Center Xpress solutions ship with complete data center physical infrastructure and management software preinstalled, enabling fast deployment.

By ChannelPro

Schneider Electric, a manufacturer of uninterruptible power supplies, electronics peripherals, and data center products, has introduced the Micro Data Center (DC) Xpress line of connected products, offering a faster and more cost-effective way to build and deploy micro data centers at the network edge.

Designed to allow integrators to pre-installed IT equipment before shipping directly to customer sites, it features complete data center physical infrastructure (enclosure, UPS, PDU, and cooling) and management software in a single self-contained and secure enclosure.

"In our digitally-connected world, businesses and consumers have a low threshold for interruptions to service. Edge computing solves real-time data transmission issues by bringing bandwidth-intensive content and latency-sensitive applications close to the users or data sources to ensure reliable connectivity," says Chris Hanley, senior vice president, Data Center Systems, Schneider Electric.

Purpose-build for hyperconverged, edge, and IoT applications, the Micro DC Xpress will be available in in 24U, 42U, and customizable configurations. Utilizing Schneider Electric's Data Centre Infrastructure Management (DCIM) software suite, StruxureWare for Data Centers, and built on the EcoStruxure integrated architecture platform, Micro DC Xpress can be integrated into a customer's larger IT-asset monitoring system or a managed service provider's RMM and remotely managed via the cloud. The solution also includes physical protection capabilities, including key-card functionality to prevent unauthorized access and ensure the safety and security of the environment.  

The Micro DC Xpress will be available to order in April 2017.