Schneider to showcase DCIM solutions at Dubai expo
Dubai, June 16, 2014
Schneider Electric, a global specialist in energy management, is set to highlight its data centre infrastructure management (DCIM) solutions at an upcoming expo in Dubai.
The International Data Corporation’s (IDC) IT Expo 2014 will take place on June 19 at Dubai’s Fairmont The Palm.
More than 300 senior business leaders, global IT vendors and SME professionals will discuss strategic IT decisions based on best practices and sound technology.
The event will also offer IT professionals a forum to collaborate, connect, and share ideas towards establishing a peer-to-peer community, said a statement.
The company, which is taking part as platinum sponsor for the event, will present its data centre management solutions such as StruxureWare, an integrated DCIM suite that includes comprehensive modules for data centre operations, control and management, it said.
The application enables businesses to manage their data centres across multiple domains by leveraging existing IT infrastructures. StruxureWare also offers a more balanced and optimised approach to power, energy and environmental management.
Jonathan Duncan, ITB MEA director for Integrated Solutions and Data Centre Applications at Schneider Electric, will present a paper on the importance of ‘Orchestrating Data Centre Space, Power and Cooling.’
“Organised in response to the high uptake for ICT and smart solutions in the Middle East, IT Expo 2014 provides a timely platform to share best practices, discuss challenges and collaborate to implement IT ideas and innovations across several verticals. Schneider Electric is proud to partner with and contribute to IDC’s technology initiative,” said Duncan.
“Schneider Electric’s DCIM solutions such as StruxureWare for data centres, facilitate sustainable business practices throughout the data centre lifecycle. We are witnessing surging demand for DCIM from Saudi Arabia, Qatar and the UAE. This growth is driven by industries such as banking, government, healthcare and telecommunications that are aligning with regional smart city ambitions,” he said.
The Middle East IT spending will exceed $32 billion this year with consumers, government entities, and the communications and financial services verticals contributing to about 74 per cent of this expenditure, according to IDC.
Factoring in smart city requirements, experts forecast that the total spending on machine-to-machine (M2M) connections in the GCC countries will increase 19 per cent year-on-year in this year to $224 million.
Schneider Electric has tailored its DCIM solutions for government sector projects including the Oman Data Park and the recently inaugurated data centre for Khalifa Port, said the statement.
With chief information officers in Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Qatar shifting to automation, cloud and mobility solutions, Schneider Electric will continue to develop and deploy sophisticated data centre management solutions to enterprises and individuals in the GCC, it added. - TradeArabia News Service