Revolutionising the data centre space with IT-Pod solution

Johannesburg South Africa, September 17 2018 – Schneider Electric, the leader in the digital transformation of energy management and automation, have made flexible standardisation a reality with Hyperpod – the only IT-Pod Frame solution available in the data centre market space today.

A flexible configuration that supports all of today’s rack types and can reduce CAPEX costs by up to 15%, Hyperpod has recently won ‘Data Centre innovation of The Year’ at the DCS Awards, 2018. The award, decided by popular vote, recognises the company for innovation and leadership.

“Hyperpod, which links up to Schneider Electric’s EcoStruxure for Data Centres architecture, is a rack ready data centre system designed to deploy IT in increments of 8 to 12 racks. Hyperpod’s innovative design supports all of today’s rack types, and its’ pod architecture, with integrated power, cooling, cabling, software management and containment, enables pre-populated equipment racks to be rolled into place whilst significantly reducing the complexity and installation time associated with traditional IT deployments,” explains Riaan de Leeuw, VP of Schneider Electric’s IT division in the Anglophone Africa region.

“In a world where customers want a streamlined and more cost-efficient way to deploy IT, one that keeps up with the pace of business, HyperPod offers deployment times up to 21% faster.”

The solution is also available in a variety of options, reducing overall costs, decreasing time to market and enabling partners to increase their value to customers. Options include containment only, mini and large cantilevers, cable trays, distribution cabinets, multiple roof options, windows, blanking panels, doors, lighting kits and power raceways. HyperPod can be deployed as a single pod or in extended pod configurations. Additionally, on-site assembly training and services are also available.

EcoStruxure for Data Centres is an open, interoperable, IoT-enabled system architecture delivering enhanced value around safety, reliability, efficiency, sustainability, and connectivity for customers. It leverages technologies in IoT, mobility, sensing, cloud, analytics, and cybersecurity to deliver Innovation at Every Level including; Connected Products, Edge Control, Apps and Analytics & Services.

“Innovation is the cornerstone of Schneider Electric’s business strategy. By speeding deployment times by up to 21%, and unlocking up to 15% savings in CAPEX, HyperPod is the perfect fit for today’s data centres – especially hyper scale and colocation data centre providers looking to add capacity quickly and efficiently.”

About Schneider Electric

Schneider Electric is leading the Digital Transformation of Energy Management and Automation in Homes, Buildings, Data Centers, Infrastructure and Industries.

With global presence in over 100 countries, Schneider is the undisputable leader in Power Management – Medium Voltage, Low Voltage and Secure Power, and in Automation Systems. We provide integrated efficiency solutions, combining energy, automation and software.

In our global Ecosystem, we collaborate with the largest Partner, Integrator and Developer Community on our Open Platform to deliver real-time control and operational efficiency.

We believe that great people and partners make Schneider a great company and that our commitment to Innovation, Diversity and Sustainability ensures that Life Is On everywhere, for everyone and at
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