Publishing Date: Feb 12, 2020

Datacentres for better security

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PRESS RELEASE London, United Kingdom – Schneider Electric has this week announced some exciting new technology which will be launched early this year for the EU markets.

230V models of its short-depth APC Smart-UPS™ line interactive UPS Lithium-ion battery technology models have been unveiled.  These new versions make Lithium-ion battery back-up technology an economic solution for edge computing applications and other installations inside and outside purpose-designed IT environments.

The new APC Smart-UPS models meet a range of European challenges from space limitations and mixed-use areas for IT systems, to lifecycle requirements for ease of installation, access and maintenance, together with demands for more physically compact and lightweight infrastructure equipment with lower maintenance requirements.

Designed to deliver ultra-resilient power protection for IT equipment and network devices, the new APC Smart-UPS line interactive models are able to deliver increased battery life for lower Total Cost Ownership (TCO): Li-ion technology offers savings of up to 50% when compared with Uninterruptible Power Supplies (UPS) utilizing traditional Valve Regulated Lead Acid (VRLA) batteries. The new Smart-UPS are offered with a full 5-year warranty covering electronics and batteries.

“Placing critical applications at the network edge presents IT operators with significant new challenges including management of greater numbers of equipment in locations that aren’t optimized for IT and lack on-site support,” said Rob McKernan, Senior Vice President, Secure Power Division, Europe. “At the same time, power availability continues to play a crucial role and downtime has an immediate impact on business. New APC Smart-UPS with Lithium-ion meets these challenges, providing resilient power protection with cloud-enabled remote management for edge computing environments.”

With increased digitization and growing demands for data and connectivity, driven by the Internet of Things (IoT) many businesses are adopting digital transformation strategies to drive efficiency, productivity and increase profitability. As a result, IT systems are being deployed closer to where data is generated, processed and consumed – a disruptive trend known as edge computing.

The new 230V Short-depth APC Smart-UPS Line Interactive models will be available to European markets during Q1 2020.

Read the full press release here.

About Schneider Electric:

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We provide energy and automation digital solutions for efficiency and sustainability. We combine world-leading energy technologies, real-time automation, software and services into integrated solutions for Homes, Buildings, Data Centere, Infrastructure and Industries.

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