Schneider Electric in the News, week of 7/20/2015

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Energy Manger Today: Schneider Granted $400M Basic Ordering Agreement for Corps of Engineers
By Linda Hardesty, July 23, 2015 

Schneider Electric was awarded a $400 million Basic Ordering Agreement (BOA) with the US Army Corps of Engineers wherein Schneider will be able to provide the critical facility infrastructure and systems repairs, improvements and construction as well as equipment procurement and installation needed to improve and assure reliability of the Corp’s electric power and mechanical utilities and infrastructure.

This new Government-wide BOA, contracted through 2018, will be used to streamline the often-difficult and bureaucratic process associated with repetitive purchasing, making it easier for the Corps to obtain critical power systems and services within a given timeframe.

Within the terms of the BOA, Schneider Electric will provide analysis of specific infrastructure with recommendations for improvements, enabling the the Corps to develop and implement short and long term power and mechanical facility infrastructure needs. This work includes: critical electrical power distribution systems, grounding systems, standby and emergency power, lightning and surge protection, short-circuit coordination studies, reliability/availability studies, heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) systems, computational fluid dynamics studies, fire protection systems, high-altitude electromagnetic pulse (HEMP) protection, TEMPEST, electromagnetic interference protection; chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosives (CBRNE) protections, and facility commissioning.

 

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http://www.energymanagertoday.com/schneider-granted-400m-basic-ordering-agreement-corps-engineers-0114014/


Mission Critical: Schneider Electric Granted Basic Ordering Agreement With The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
July 22, 2015 

The company will provide the USACE with an analysis of specific infrastructure with recommendations for improvements.

Schneider Electric has announced it has been awarded a $400 million Basic Ordering Agreement (BOA) with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), a federal agency under the Department of Defense (DoD). Through this agreement, Schneider Electric will be able to provide the critical facility infrastructure and systems repairs, improvements and construction as well as equipment procurement and installation needed to improve and assure reliability of the USACE’s electric power and mechanical utilities and infrastructure.

“Today’s engineering, construction and repair projects are commonly fraught with red tape that cause delays and increase costs,” said Stephen Cronin, director of government sales, Schneider Electric. “We are proud to have entered into this Basic Ordering Agreement to provide the unique and comprehensive portfolio of critical infrastructure solutions, engineering design capabilities and worldwide support services the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers needs to achieve their mission efficiently and effectively — both on time and on budget.”

This new Government-wide BOA, contracted through 2018, will be used to facilitate the USACE’s quickly evolving facility needs and streamline the often difficult and bureaucratic process associated with repetitive purchasing, making it easier for the USACE to obtain the solutions and services they need within a given timeframe. Additionally, the BOA will be supported through the utilization of Schneider Electric’s global team of experts with a worldwide presence, deployment capabilities and local licensing to support the USACE’s to support their Government client for critical power systems anywhere in the world.

Within the terms of the BOA, Schneider Electric will provide the USACE with an analysis of specific infrastructure with recommendations for improvements, enabling the USACE to develop and implement short and long term power and mechanical facility infrastructure needs. This work includes, but is not limited to: critical electrical power distribution systems, grounding systems, standby and emergency power, lightning and surge protection, short-circuit coordination studies, reliability/availability studies, heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) systems, computational fluid dynamics studies, fire protection systems, high-altitude electromagnetic pulse (HEMP) protection, TEMPEST, electromagnetic interference protection; chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosives (CBRNE) protections, and facility commissioning.

Read the full article:
http://www.missioncriticalmagazine.com/articles/87611-schneider-electric-granted-basic-ordering-agreement-with-the-us-army-corps-of-engineers


Data Center Knowledge: Weekly DCIM News Roundup: July 16
By John Rath, July 17, 2015

No Limits Software integrates its RaMP DCIM solution with Cisco UCS and Oracle Enterprise Manager. Tier 44 integrates its data center monitoring software with Server Technology PDUs. Schneider Electric and HP do a proof of concept to tie ITSM and DCIM together. CommScope advances its iTRACS DCIM suite with SimpleView interactive interface.

  1. No Limits integrates with Cisco UCS Manager and Oracle 12c. No Limits software announced that its RaMP DCIM solution now provides auto-discovery and monitoring of Cisco UCS servers and fabric components through Cisco UCS Manager. The integration auto-discovers detailed information about all UCS components, providing RaMP users with a single platform to manage all Cisco devices. No Limits also announced that RaMP is the first to integrate with Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c through their plug-in architecture.
  2. Tier 44 announces integration with Server Technology PRO2 PDUs. Tier 44 Technologies announced the latest update to its EM/8 data center monitoring software, with direct integration of Server Technology PRO2 series of PDUs. The company says that combining the two will get continuous metrics across the racks and outlets wherever a PRO2 PDU is installed.
  3. Schneider Electric and HP bring DCIM and ITSM together. In a proof of concept teams from Schneider Electric and HP integrated Schneider Electric’s StruxureWare for Data Centers solution with HP OneView Advanced 1.2 to enable automatic detection of new hardware to prepare for monitoring and management. Phase two of the project will look to achieve bidirectional, real-time communication that will push alarms and data, such as power and cooling capacities and their potential impact, to HP OneView.
  4. CommScope advances iTRACS DCIM suite. CommScope announced release 4.1 of its iTRACS DCIM suite, featuring a new interactive interface called iTRACs SimpleView and better role-based management to provide privacy and security.

Read the full article:
http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/2015/07/17/weekly-dcim-news-roundup-july-16/


Mission Critical: DC3 Brings Executive-Level Endusers And Leading Industry Vendors Together In NYC
July 17, 2015

Data center design, operations, technology, and management were leading topics discussed.

Last month, an inclusive gathering of professionals who design, operate and manage data centers from around the country convened for the first annual Data Center & Computing Conference and Expo, to learn about the latest cutting edge developments from leaders in the industry. The event took place on June 15-16 at the Marriot Marquis in New York. The Conference and Expo was managed by BNP Media and produced by Mission Critical Magazine dedicated to serving data center and mission-critical professionals and by The Critical Facilities Roundtable, dedicated to the discussion and resolution of industry issues regarding mission-critical facilities.

“We were thrilled to be part of this exciting new event which kicked off with a dynamic keynote presentation by Charlie Manese from Facebook, who discussed how efficiency is the #1 priority for Facebook’s data center design principals,” said Peter Moran, publisher, Mission Critical Magazine. “There were dozens of new products launched by the exhibitors and extraordinary case studies presented in the conference seminars — all in all a great three days of networking, learning and bringing the industry together to discuss future trends.”

Attendees had a chance to meet with Eaton, Schneider Electric, Panduit, Siemens, conEdison Green Team, Emerson, Future Facilities, NovaTorque, Upsite Technologies, STULZ, instor, Kentix, Nortex, Server Technology and Spec-Clean as well as dozens of others. Several exhibitors launched new products and presented educational seminars, following is a sample of announcements that were made during the Data Center & Computing Conference and Expo.

Schneider Electric launched its new micro data center portfolio. Delivered in a single enclosure, the benefits include power, cooling and management software to support a self-contained, secure computing environment. Schneider Electric’s micro data center physical infrastructure includes the enclosure, uninterruptible power supply (UPS), power distribution, management software (DCIM), environmental monitoring, cooling and security – all tested, assembled, packaged and then shipped together in a factory environment. “Schneider Electric is addressing latency, bandwidth and processing speed challenges customers are facing with the growth of connected devices and data applications,” said Dave Johnson, senior vice president, Data Center Solutions, Schneider Electric. “We are already seeing the emergence of edge applications in retail and industrial applications, and we believe the need for edge computing will only grow as the Internet of Things expands into commercial applications,” said Johnson.

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In addition to the keynote presentations, networking events and new products announcements by the vendors, there were a dozen educational conferences and workshops divided into three tracks: Consolidation, Integration and Convergence; New & Challenging Computing Environments; and New Technology Methods and Solutions, which were all well attended. At the end of the event, the “Mission Critical Facilities Manager of the Year” was presented to Matt Gleason, General Manager, CoreSite’s New York Market Matt Gleason. To learn more about The Data Center & Computing Conference and Expo, please visit www.mcdatacenterconf.com.

Read the full article:
http://www.missioncriticalmagazine.com/articles/87602-dc3-brings-executive-level-endusers-and-leading-industry-vendors-together-in-nyc

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