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Schneider Electric Announces Portfolio of New Open Compute Products and Resources

New Open Rack, power supply unit and battery back-up unit concept designs, whitepapers and a reference design showcased at Open Compute Summit

Sydney – March 16, 2016 – Schneider Electric, a global specialist in energy management and automation, has revealed new solutions and resources aimed at making Open Compute more attainable for data centre managers at the Open Compute U.S. 2016 Summit. The portfolio includes an Open Rack V2, available preassembled or as a flat pack for ease of stocking and shipping, as well as concept designs for a high density, high efficiency Power Supply Unit (PSU) and Battery Backup Unit (BBU).

“The Open Compute Project has been successful in bringing industry leaders together to collaborate on IT designs for large scale data centres,” said Kevin Brown, Vice President, Global Data Centre Strategy & Technology, Schneider Electric.

“Schneider Electric’s new solutions, along with our reference design, underscore our commitment to supporting Open Compute-style architectures and making Open Compute more achievable for customers. By arming data centre managers with an end-to-end Open Compute data centre architecture, including the physical and IT infrastructure, we can help them better visualise their final design.”

Additional resources announced at the show include:

 Reference designs covering Open Compute racks, BBU, PSU, and the complete power and cooling infrastructure from the utility to the server.

 Whitepapers providing analysis of the data centre architectures supporting Open Compute designs as well as a direct comparison of Open Compute PSU with traditional power supply units.

 Trade-off Tool which allows users to input their own data to more fully understand the CapEx implications of Open Compute versus traditional architecture.

Schneider Electric also provides global support services for planning, design, deployment and maintenance. Customers seeking to deploy Open Compute architectures can work with an expert team of solution architects experienced with large scale power and cooling system projects for Open Compute-style data centres.


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