Schneider Electric launches data centre in a box

System provides complete data centre in as little as four weeks

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Schneider Electric launches data centre in a box Schneider's data centre in a box solution can deliver a full data centre solution much more rapidly than traditional approaches, with better energy consumption and lower TCO.
By  Mark Sutton Published  February 5, 2012

Schneider Electric has announced the launch of its ‘data centre in a box' solution.

The solution is intended to give customers a high standard data centre which can be installed and commissioned in just four weeks.

The data centre is supplied preconfigured and pre-tested, and includes a full set of equipment, including racks, UPS, cooling solutions and Schneider Electric Struxureware management software.

The data centre offers 99.999% availability, with a a power usage effectiveness (PUE) better than 1.5, resulting in annual energy savings of 20 per cent over conventional piecemeal approaches, according to Schneider.

The system is available in four different sizes, configured to deliver a maximum IT load of 32kW, 64kW, 80kW and 96kW respectively. The system also uses Schneider Electric's patented Hot Aisle Containment system and can support up to 8kW of IT load in each rack at 4U, 8U, 10U and 12U rack sizes. A matching cooling solution based on Schneider Electric's award-winning InRow dynamic DX system ensures maximum efficiency, while continuous power is provided by Schneider Electric's robust Symmetra innovative modular UPS system.

Olivier Delepine, vice-president for the UAE and Gulf countries, APC by Schneider Electric, said: "Based on the feedback of customers, we have engineered a solution that delivers a best-in-class data centre, with the lowest total cost of ownership (TCO) as well as highest availability and efficiency. Furthermore, by maintaining a stock inventory in our local warehouse, we are able to deliver the fastest time-to-value of any of our competitors."

Configured with inbuilt (N+1) redundancy and assembled from the highest reliability components the data centre solution comes with remote monitoring and a four-hour response.

2750 days ago
Ian Bitterlin

I would like to know what MTBF the 99.999% availability is caluclated from, i.e. one failure event lasting how long with what MTBF?

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