The winner of the Hyperconverged Innovation of the Year category at this year’s Storage, Virtualization and Cloud (SVC) Awards 2017 is Schneider Electric, DCR can reveal. The honour, decided by popular vote, was awarded to celebrate the company's commitment to innovating technologies that support the adoption of both Edge and Cloud Computing, as well as meeting the challenges of Big Data and the IoT.
“We are thrilled to have been recognised with this accolade for Schneider Electric innovation in the cloud and hyperconvergence space,” said Yakov Danilevski, Strategic Marketing, Schneider Electric IT Division, UK. “As the IT landscape evolves and more services are outsourced, Schneider Electric Micro Data Centres provide essential infrastructure to ensure the availability of business critical applications that are kept on-premise.”
Schneider Electric’s Micro Data Centre solutions enable the on-premise element of hybrid IT and edge data centre architectures to be deployed securely and with scalability in any environment, it is claimed. They can be customised to fit specific space constraints and built to withstand the specific environmental considerations of individual end-user applications.
Available in a variety of standardised formats, equipment is all pre-tested and pre-configured at factory level, before being delivered to customers as a ready-to-deploy solution, containing integrated power, uninterruptible power supply (UPS), power distribution, management software (DCIM), cooling, rack security, environmental monitoring and fire suppression.
Throughout 2017 Schneider Electric announced several key Alliance Partnerships with industry-leading vendors, which have become instrumental to their micro data centre and hyperconvergence capabilities. Customers within this space will often determine which products comprise the stack and need to be reassured that the technology will work immediately as promised, without interruption to service or downtime.