Monday, July 8, 2013

Schneider Electric Launches First-Ever Physical IT Infrastructure Offering for Small-to-Medium Enterprises

New ‘InfraStruxure for Small IT Spaces’ solution offers Malaysia SMEs benefits of reduced TCO by 20%, reduced energy consumption by 20% and space optimisation by 30%

Kuala Lumpur – 8th July, 2013 — Schneider Electric, a global specialist in energy management, today announced InfraStruxure™ for Small IT Spaces, the first-ever industry offer enabling small-to-medium sized businesses (SMEs) in Malaysia to design and build their physical IT infrastructures around the power of a comprehensive offering. This new offering will speed the deployment, configuration and installation of IT infrastructures in small environments, such as a server room, network closet or non-dedicated space.

This customisable solution is a simple, adaptable and affordable approach designed to help SMEs here increase overall cost-efficiency in their IT operations. Key benefits include:

• A reduction in total cost of ownership by up to 20% by elevating efficiency, leveraging virtualisation and consolidation opportunities

• Reduction of downtime and extension of IT equipment lifespan while slashing extraneous energy consumption by up to 20% and reducing waste and emergency shut downs

• Optimisation of space by up to 30% as compared to a traditional set up

“SMEs across Malaysia all have one key thing on their minds – cost-savings. As they battle the daily rigours of capturing growth opportunities, they want to be assured that their IT infrastructure is supporting them robustly and not weighing them down with high costs and complexities. InfraStruxure for Small IT Spaces offers SMEs exactly that – the peace of mind to concentrate on their business. At Schneider Electric, we offer manageable and adaptable solutions that are agile, business-wise and future-driven for small IT environments” said John Atherton, Vice President of APC by Schneider Electric Malaysia.

Key features of InfraStruxure™ for Small IT Spaces
The InfraStruxure™ for Small IT Spaces solution provides an integrated offering that includes UPS, racks and cooling units from Schneider Electric benefiting end users with single vendor accountability for installation and management. The solution comes in a “ready to install” package and provides a one-stop service warranty for the entire range of solutions. It also allows end users to choose the best possible configuration that will optimise their purchase efficiency and improve uptime thus allowing them to focus on much more pressing needs.

To enable ease of customisation to meet the unique requirements of different SMBs, Schneider Electric has developed a user-friendly design tool for channel partners - Small IT Solution Designer. The design tool allows channel partners to design a tailored solution combining UPS systems, server racks, Power Distribution Units (PDUs), cooling technologies, and software for SMBs.

Furthermore, the publicly accessible web portal will include various solution guides to help and educate customers on how best to solve their challenges.

Besides physical IT infrastructure components, the solution also includes a unique management layer called NetBotz® Security and Environmental Monitoring solution. The product consists of CCTV cameras, cabling support, Power over Ethernet support and improved industrial design. NetBotz® helps detect and raises alarm on activities which may threaten the availability of the network-critical physical infrastructure.

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