Publishing Date: Apr 25, 2019

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PRESS RELEASE:  London, United Kingdom – Schneider Electric has been announced as a finalist in five categories at the DCS Awards this year in London.


The DCS awards are designed to reward the product designers, manufacturers, suppliers and providers operating in the data centre arena. The Awards recognise the achievements of the vendors and their business partners alike and this year encompass a wider range of both facilities and information technology award categories designed to address all of the main areas of the data centre market in Europe.

Now in its ninth year, the DCS Awards recognises the achievements of all the main areas that make up Europe’s dynamic data centre market. This includes product designers, manufacturers, suppliers and providers operating in the data centre sphere and honours those across both facilities and information technology award categories.

“Schneider Electric’s continuous focus on innovation enables today’s businesses to deploy high-performance data centre solutions rapidly, efficiently and cost-effectively,” said Marc Garner Vice President Secure Power, Schneider Electric UK&I.

”Whether on-premise or at the edge of the network, the connected products, edge control, apps and analytics within our EcoStruxure architecture, combined with our diverse channel partnerships, help customers to drive resilience, uptime and manage their assets with unbeatable reliability.”

The awards for which the company has been nominated span their broad expertise in industry-leading physical infrastructure solutions, including their EcoStruxure Ready™ Smart-UPS with Lithium-Ion (Li-ion) UPS, HyperPod™ rack-ready data centre pod architecture and Cloud-based Data Centre Infrastructure Management (DCIM) software, EcoStruxure IT Expert.

Customer endorsements detailing the value of Schneider Electric’s products and Channel Partnerships are also demonstrated through two nominations for UK colocation service provider IP House. Located at the edge of London’s financial district, IP Housev have chosen to utilise a number of products from Schneider Electric’s EcoStruxure for Data Centers™ architecture, including Symmetra™ MW UPS, StruxureWare for Data Centers™ DCIM software and EcoStruxure IT Expert™.

The categories in which Schneider Electric are named as a finalist are:

Data Centre Power Innovation of the Year – Smart-UPS™with Li-Ion
Data Centre Intelligent Automation and Management Innovation of the Year – EcoStruxure IT Expert
Data Centre Physical Connectivity Innovation of the Year – HyperPod
Data Centre ICT Management Innovation of the Year – EcoStruxure ITExpert
Data Centre Managed Services Innovation of the Year – EcoStruxure IT Expert


Additional categories in which Schneider Electric solutions are named include:

New Design/Build Data Centre Project of the Year – IP House deploys Schneider Electric’s EcoStruxure for Data Centers Architecture
Data Centre Consolidation/Upgrade/Refresh Project of the Year – IP House deploys Schneider Electric’s EcoStruxure for Data Centers Architecture

HyperPod is a rack ready system designed to deploy IT in increments of 8 to 12 racks; it is the only solution of its kind available in the market today. Its innovative pod architecture is engineered to support all of today’s rack types, with integrated power, cooling, cabling, software management and containment. It enables pre-populated IT racks to be rolled into place, which significantly reduces the complexity and installation time associated with traditional infrastructure deployments.

Smart-UPS with Lithium-Ion is a single-phase UPS that fulfils the need for greater resilience, simplified maintenance and lower cost of ownership. Its long battery life, built-in smart management systems and smaller size make it particularly suitable for applications serving the Internet of Things (IoT) and Edge computing.

EcoStruxure IT Expert™ is the industry’s first vendor-neutral, Data Centre Management as a Service (DMaaS) architecture. It provides global visibility from anywhere at any time on any connected device and delivers data-driven insights into critical IT assets, allowing customers to mitigate risks and reduce downtime. The software presents a key opportunity to strengthen customer relationships by delivering insight into the functioning and efficiency of computing facilities while offering higher availability and potentially lowered service costs as new capabilities are added through the software and connected applications.

The voting is now live and closes on Friday 3rd May 2019.  To cast your vote please visit .  Terms & conditions apply.


About EcoStruxure™


EcoStruxure is Schneider Electric’s open, interoperable, IoT-enabled system architecture and platform. EcoStruxure delivers enhanced value around safety, reliability, efficiency, sustainability, and connectivity for customers. EcoStruxure leverages advancements in IoT, mobility, sensing, cloud, analytics, and cybersecurity to deliver Innovation at Every Level. This includes Connected Products, Edge Control, and Apps, Analytics & Services. EcoStruxure has been deployed in 480,000+ sites, with the support of 20,000+ system integrators and developers, connecting over 1.6 million assets under management through 40+ digital services.

Providing Certainty in a Connected World

APC by Schneider Electric is the leading brand worldwide for integrated IT infrastructure and software. With a wide array of products that provide reliable power and availability solutions for IT and communications, technologiesAPC delivers, Certainty in a Connected World. With the largest community of partners tailoring solutions for home and business networks, APC protects critical information and data for individuals and businesses. APC is a brand of Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management and automation.


About Schneider Electric:


Schneider Electric is leading the Digital Transformation of Energy Management and Automation in Homes, Buildings, Data Centres, Infrastructure and Industries.

With global presence in over 100 countries, Schneider is the undisputable leader in Power Management – Medium Voltage, Low Voltage and Secure Power and in Automation Systems. We provide integrated efficiency solutions, combining energy, automation and software.

In our global Ecosystem, we collaborate with the largest Partner, Integrator and Developer Community on our Open Platform to deliver real-time control and operational efficiency.

We believe that great people and partners make Schneider a great company and that our commitment to Innovation, Diversity and Sustainability ensures that Life Is On everywhere, for everyone and at every moment.

For more information regarding Schneider Electric, please visit www.schneider-electric.comor contact Lavina Dsouza Tel: +44 (0) 7887 560218 / or contact your local representative.

Media Contact: Damien Wells, Spa Communications for Schneider Electric +44 (0) 1892 511413 /

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