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Featured posts from the Schneider Electric Data Center Blog

  • How Benchmarking Helps Improve Critical Data Center Infrastructure Reliability and Performance

    How Benchmarking Helps Improve Critical Data Center Infrastructure Reliability and Performance

    A new tool is coming soon to help data center operators improve the performance of their critical infrastructure: Benchmarking. Made possible by cloud-based architectures and Internet of Things...

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  • Yes, Data Center Flexibility and Standardization are Possible

    Yes, Data Center Flexibility and Standardization are Possible

    Being “busy doing nothing”, eating “jumbo shrimp”, or having a “minor crisis” — none of these oxymoronic activities are recommended in a data center. The one oxymoron you can get... Read more...

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  • What You Need to Know About Hybrid Data Centers

    What You Need to Know About Hybrid Data Centers

    Over the last several years, the move to the cloud has stabilized as the applications that could be easily and cost effectively outsourced, were moved to the cloud. The applications... Read more...

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  • Why the Media and Entertainment Industry is Now Powered by Edge Computing

    Why the Media and Entertainment Industry is Now Powered by Edge Computing

    For the most part, the Internet of Things (IoT) works on the principle of gathering data from the many connected devices we all use on a daily basis. Bringing the... Read more » The post Why the...

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  • Dispelling the Myths About Outsourcing Data Center Operations and Maintenance

    Dispelling the Myths About Outsourcing Data Center Operations and Maintenance

    Outsourcing the operations and maintenance (O&M) function for critical facilities such as data centers is a common, cost-effective way to ensure their optimum performance. The benefits...

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  • EcoStruxure Asset Advisor:  Leveraging the Cloud & Big Data Analytics to Eliminate Boundaries  

    EcoStruxure Asset Advisor: Leveraging the Cloud & Big Data Analytics to Eliminate Boundaries  

    There is much talk in our industry about the implications of an “IoT connected world” with IoT, big data, analytics, cloud computing, Artificial Intelligence, and more. At Schneider, we are... ...

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  • A Local Edge Lifecycle to Create Competitive Differentiation

    A Local Edge Lifecycle to Create Competitive Differentiation

    Edge compute is a hot topic right now. Here, I’ll focus on the lifecycle of the local edge — the on-premises compute and storage that’s now being placed typically where just... Read more » The...

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  • The Data Center Enters a New Age with Edge Computing

    The Data Center Enters a New Age with Edge Computing

    At DCD Zettastructure in London, I spoke with Kevin Brown, the SVP of Innovation & CTO for Schneider Electric’s IT Division, about the ways he’s seen the data center sector being... Read more...

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  • Comparing MV Generator Power Plant Architectures for Data Centers

    Comparing MV Generator Power Plant Architectures for Data Centers

    Schneider Electric Reliability Engineers Publish Study – Finds Simple, Redundant Architectures vs. Redundant & Concurrently Maintainable, More Reliable Cloud and colocation data centers with power...

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  • Investment Banker Paints Rosy Picture of Colocation Market in 2018 

    Investment Banker Paints Rosy Picture of Colocation Market in 2018 

    We’ve all been hearing about how robust the market for data center space is, but a presentation by an investment banker who has his finger on the pulse on the... Read more » The post Investment...

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  • Deployment Advancements with Pod-based Approach to Data Center

    Deployment Advancements with Pod-based Approach to Data Center

    Using a pod-based approach when deploying equipment racks in data center IT – or white – space, provides advantages in design, build, and operation. This is especially true for larger... Read...

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  • Schneider Electric CTO Lays Out Solutions to Help Colocation Providers Deal with Growth, Maintain Efficiency

    Schneider Electric CTO Lays Out Solutions to Help Colocation Providers Deal with Growth, Maintain Efficiency

    As CTO for the IT Division, Schneider Electric’s Kevin Brown is charged with infusing innovation into all the products and services Schneider Electric delivers to its customers. So, it’s always......

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  • A Working Definition for Edge Computing

    A Working Definition for Edge Computing

    Edge Computing is forecast to grow at a very rapid rate in a very short timescale and was therefore a major talking point at DCD Zettastructure in London. One major challenge... Read more » The...

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  • Hybrid IT Strategies Drive Demand for Colocation Connection to Third Party Providers 

    Hybrid IT Strategies Drive Demand for Colocation Connection to Third Party Providers 

    Customers consider a lot of factors before choosing a colocation provider such as security, support, uptime and cost. But a recent study showed customers are also putting a premium on... Read...

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  • Does the Chemistry of a Lithium-ion Battery Dictate How Safe It Is?

    Does the Chemistry of a Lithium-ion Battery Dictate How Safe It Is?

    Vendors claiming superiority based on one single characteristic are misleading the public The short answer to the title question is that it is only one factor among many… and it... Read more...

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  • Moving Toward More Efficient, Lights-Out Data Center Operations with IOT Technology

    Moving Toward More Efficient, Lights-Out Data Center Operations with IOT Technology

    If you walk around the white space in a typical data center, where all the IT gear lives, you’ll more than likely see very few people. In many edge data... Read more » The post Moving Toward More...

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  • Attracting Investors: What Colocation Providers Need to Know

    Attracting Investors: What Colocation Providers Need to Know

    Written By: Steve Wallage Steve Wallage, Managing Director of BroadGroup Consulting, is the featured speaker in the Digital International Colocation Club webcast taking place March 14 at 10:00 am...

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  • How Would You Complete This Sentence: What is Edge?

    How Would You Complete This Sentence: What is Edge?

    Edge is the demarcation between service and consumption. Edge is close, closer and closest to the user. Edge stops at the spot in which there’s no longer a revenue opportunity.... Read more » The...

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  • How the Digital Economy is Shifting the Workforce Playing Field for Women

    How the Digital Economy is Shifting the Workforce Playing Field for Women

    I’m used to being out-numbered.  I grew up in a household with 3 brothers… I attended engineering classes in college with less than a handful of women… I have participated... Read more » The post...

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  • Seismic Shifts in Consumer Buying and Digitalization of Shopping Reveal How IOT and Edge Computing are Essential in the Changing Retail Scen

    Seismic Shifts in Consumer Buying and Digitalization of Shopping Reveal How IOT and Edge Computing are Essential in the Changing Retail Scen

    One thing we all have in common is that we shop. Some of us routinely order groceries online while others try on diamonds at Tiffany’s or test drive sports cars... Read more » The post Seismic...

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