Schneider launches software business
Dubai, August 26, 2010
APC by Schneider Electric, a leading critical power and cooling services provider, has formed a new specialized data center software business that will be responsible for advancing software and management systems.
The team will have direct accountability for software development and offer creation, sales, service, marketing and partner programs.
“By establishing a new and dedicated software business with a clear strategy and focus, we are showing our true commitment to becoming the global leader in software for data centers,” said Laurent Vernerey, president and CEO, APC.
“This evolution within APC is well aligned with the Schneider Electric vision of growing as the world leader in energy management.”
The data center software business will be a key contributor to Schneider Electric’s Ecostruxure architecture, and a strong supporter of Schneider Electric’s energy management initiatives.
APC’s InfraStruxure management software portfolio, a critical element of Ecostruxure, will be the focus of this team.
Through InfraStruxure, the data center software business will simplify and drive energy and operational efficiency entitlements across all aspects of the data center.
According to the 451 Group report ’Datacenter Management & Energy-Efficiency Software’, Schneider Electric has the scale, brand, vision and penetration to take a leadership position in data center energy management software.
InfraStruxure is currently one of several offerings in the Middle East market with the potential to be a clear leader.
The APC InfraStruxure management software portfolio helps companies improve energy and cost efficiencies, and supports short and long-term planning, forecasting and budgeting.
The portfolio will give data center managers and IT executives the ability to take a holistic view of data center physical infrastructure service quality, end-to-end energy use, and the various associated costs.
The vendor-neutral software provides the industry’s first and broadest integrations with critical IT support systems, including power management, building management and enterprise management, enabling the monitoring, controlling and resolving of issues in a user-friendly environment. – TradeArabia News Service