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Schneider Electric unveils prefabricated data centres

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Apple iPhone pictures 034Schneider Electric, a global specialist in energy management, today introduced 15 prefabricated data centre modules and 14 new prefabricated Data Center Reference Designs. The reference designs detail complete data centres scalable in 250kW to 2MW increments and meet Uptime Tier II and Tier III standards.

The new prefabricated modules are designed to deliver IT, power, and/or cooling integrated with best-in-class data centre infrastructure components and StruxureWare Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) software for an easy-to-deploy, predictable data centre. The Prefabricated modules range in capacities from 90kW to 1.2MW and are customisable to meet end user requirements.

“Today’s business environment demands data centres that are increasingly more flexible and scalable with an emphasis on deployment speed,” said Kevin Brown, Vice President, Data Center Global Offer and Strategy, Schneider Electric. “Prefabricated data centrds enable data centre managers to maximise the speed of business through rapid installation, easy expansion and improved cash management. This prefabricated approach inherently increases the predictability of the build process, since most of the construction occurs in a factory instead of in the field.”

According to the company press release, as flexible capacity becomes critical to data centre operations, modular expansion is becoming a compelling option for data centre and facilities managers. With Schneider Electric’s announcement of a complete library of prefabricated data centre reference designs, the company believes that data centre managers looking to optimise deployment speed, performance, reliability and cost have a pre-engineered starting point to realise significant improvements in:

Speed of Deployment – Prefabricated modules are delivered on-site preconfigured and pretested for an easy installation with a lead time of 12-16 weeks, depending on the level of project complexity. Site preparation and module production can be completed concurrently, resulting in minimised on-site construction and deployment time.

Flexibility and Scalability – Various module options and configurations can enable the infrastructure to be deployed and scaled as needed to meet demand. Capital spending reductions result from eliminating complicated new construction or expensive building retrofits.

Predictability – Prefabrication and factory testing can reduce human error and on-site construction risks while improving compliance, safety, and efficiency. Design and manufacturing are closely coupled to greatly minimise uncertainty, which will result in more predictable performance of the data centre infrastructure.

The prefabricated data centre products are available for immediate ordering in India and prices will vary based on specific design and customisation.

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