Schneider Electric, the leader in digital transformation of energy management and automation, announced new solutions for microdata centers that couple APC by Schneider Electric physical infrastructure with Cisco's HyperFlex Edge, hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) solutions for quick and efficient deployment in edge environments.
Together, Schneider Electric and Cisco can now offer IT global channel partners and system integrators access to several new reference designs for HyperFlex deployments that can be used as-is or be customized to meet specific micro data center needs. These solutions have been pre-engineered to seamlessly join APC and Cisco equipment for solutions that are pre-integrated, remotely monitorable, and physically secure.
"For IT channel partners and system integrators, a fully integrated microdata center solution from Schneider Electric and Cisco saves valuable rack-and-stack floor space and time, and these reference designs provide peace of mind that they will be getting a fully optimized solution," said John Knorr, VP, Global IT Channel Alliances, Schneider Electric. "We're fully dedicated to the relationship with Cisco and offering the latest innovative solutions to our customers."
This new offer is part of Schneider Electric and Cisco's commitment to delivering world-class edge and IOT solutions that offer the highest level of flexibility, resiliency, and speedy deployment.
"Cisco looks forward to more collaboration with Schneider Electric," said Vijay Venugopal, Sr. Director, HyperFlex Product Management, Cisco. "As the needs for edge compute continue to evolve and the marketplace demands plug-and-play solutions that put the specific needs of the customer front and center, new solutions like this microdata center solution with Cisco HyperFlex Edge will be key for success."
Multiple Benefits for IT Channel Partners and System Integrators
"We are delighted to collaborate with Schneider Electric and Cisco to extend this innovative edge computing offering to our channel partner community," said Stephen Nolan, SVP, Endpoint Solutions, Europe, at Tech Data. "We are focused on strengthening our portfolio with a compelling range of hyperconverged pre-integrated solutions to enable our partners to accelerate their businesses in this ecosystem."
Partners of Schneider Electric and Cisco are encouraged to speak to their account representatives about these solutions and other options to fit their application needs.
Additional New Solutions from Schneider Electric and Cisco
This offering comes on the heels of APC NetShelter SX with Shock Packaging achieving Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) Pre-rack and Ship Certification, expanding certification from one standard size to covering the entire product line including 13 preconfigured SKUs and Micro Data Center Xpress SX 24U and 42U. With this certification, APC, the leading brand of physical infrastructure for edge data centers and integrated IT solutions, is offering channel partners and customers the assurance of pre-tested, proven system compatibility, providing more options for greater flexibility and faster deployment, saving time and money.
For the ability to manage these many environments, Schneider Electric provides the EcoStruxure IT platform with Cisco UCS manager integration, which can simplify data management and provide visibility of the power infrastructure across the two platforms through a single pane of glass.