Schneider Electric, a leader in digital transformation of energy management and automation, and AVEVA, a global leader in engineering and industrial software, have announced their expanded partnership to deliver innovative solutions for the data centre market.
As hyper-scale providers build data centres with an expanding fleet to meet worldwide demand, the complexities to operate and maintain these facilities are creating an unprecedented set of challenges. Operating at such scale requires a different approach for mission critical facilities powering the globe’s digital infrastructure. The combination of AVEVA™ Unified Operations Centre scalable industrial software, with Schneider Electric’s EcoStruxure™ for Data Centres control and monitoring capabilities, enables deep and extensive visibility into day-to-day operations.
The new joint solutions provide a homogenous view of engineering, operations and performance across a heterogeneous, legacy installed base. Hyper-scale data centre providers will benefit from this partnership by connecting platforms and data sets that previously existed in disparate systems. They will also be able to scale regardless of number of sites or global location. Data centre staff will be empowered to make faster, more informed decisions and optimise asset and operational efficiency through the data centre lifecycle. As a result, data centre providers can deliver a globally consistent experience to address the expanding digital infrastructure needs of their clients.
“At a time when the world’s digital infrastructure is being pushed to its limits, Schneider and AVEVA are providing a comprehensive solution for hyper-scale data centres to operate and maintain critical environments,” said Pankaj Sharma, Executive Vice President of the Secure Power Division at Schneider Electric. “The solution can take data that has long been managed at individual data centres, often in siloed sub-systems, normalise it across multiple sites and can inform and provide enterprise level IT/OT/IoT integration to enable real-time decision making. The complete solution will deliver operational efficiency and a more reliable data centre fleet.”
Craig Hayman, CEO of AVEVA said, “AVEVA and Schneider Electric’s partnership is already delivering tremendous value for our industrial customers across the board. It is a major strategic milestone for us to extend the partnership into new markets and reach more clients, combining AVEVA’s strong heritage of delivering end-to-end unified solutions with Schneider Electric’s deep data centre expertise and global execution capabilities. Our joint customers are empowered by the standardised systems and processes, resulting in improved workforce efficiency across multiple sites and entire operations.”