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Schneider Electric introduces its Latest Data Centre Innovations

18 April 2016   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Kelly Edmond
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The SmartShelter Data Hall and 1MW Power Skid

The new Prefabricated Data Centre solutions will address scalability requirements of Enterprise, large service/cloud providers and Edge computing applications.

London, United Kingdom – April 12th, 2016 – Schneider Electric, a global specialist in energy management and automation, today announced the introduction of its new prefabricated data centre solution the SmartShelter Data Hall, which is ideally suited for service providers, cloud operators, and large enterprises where scalability, efficiency, and capital preservation are the key business drivers.

Utilising a standardised approach to design, operation and management, the SmartShelter Data Hall is a multi-module, prefabricated solution that enables customers to quickly add capacity in increments of 50-100+ racks. This dramatically simplifies the initial development and on-site installation, whilst providing a resilient data centre solution that is more predictable in cost and performance, when compared to a traditionally built facility.

“The SmartShelter Data Hall allows our larger customers to take advantage of the speed and predictability of our smaller prefabricated solutions with the added flexibility of a system designed for growth and rapid expansion,” said Andrew Bradner, Vice President, Prefabricated Data Centers for Schneider Electric. “This represents a significant evolution in modular data centre infrastructure, which meets the scalability, reliability and service demands our customers require.”

The spacious, solutions are factory assembled and tested with Schneider Electric’s data center racks, power, precision cooling, and integrated with Struxureware Data Center Expert DCIM software, to ensure optimal monitoring and management for maximum energy efficiency.

Key benefits include:

• Simplified installation with minimised construction complexity.
• Increased speed of deployment, allowing businesses to match capacity close to demand.
• Maximise capital investment by removing the need to construct a new space or building.
• Decreased risk with a pre-engineered, fully managed system.

To provide choice in design, Schneider Electric offers two base designs for the SmartShelter Data Hall; one with indirect Air Economizer cooling and the other as a chilled water system.

Both systems contain approximately 100 racks with a total power and cooling capacity of 500kW. Each design can be customised to meet specific project capacity and configuration requirements.

In addition to the SmartShelter Data Hall, Schneider Electric has expanded its line of prefabricated Power Skids to provide customers with a quick deployment of low voltage switchboards, UPS, and batteries in 1MW increments, which enables customers to easily add capacity in large data centre applications.

The new 1MW Power Skids have been specifically designed to meet European IEC standards and are available in two variations offering value and performance. The Power Skids complement the companys 250kw and 500kW power modules to meet a range of prefabricated power solution sizes for any type of data centre or edge computing installation.

The new SmartShelter Data Hall and 1MW Power Skid are now available in the UK & Ireland. Please visit http://www.schneider-electric.co.uk/en/work/products/product-launch/prefab-data-centres/ for more details.

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