Story image

HPE and Schneider Electric serve up new micro data center

16 Jan 17

HPE and Schneider Electric have teamed up on HPE’s new range of edge micro data centers

The converged infrastructure solution provides end-to-end IT infrastructure, networking, storage and management in a self-contained, easy to deploy architecture which the companies say is ‘ideal’ for distributed IT environments.

The offering combines HPE’s storage, network and compute solutions – including cloud-enabled HPE ConvergedSystems and HyperConverged, as well as IoT HPE Edgeline solutions – along with Schneider Electric’s SmartBunker FX integrated and secure enclosure with UPS, power distribution, cooling and monitoring.

Kevin Brown, Schneider Electric IT division CTO, says the growing quantities of data, in part thanks to the growth of IoT and connected devices, are having a transformational effect on the data center market and the technologies needed to support it.

“As data is becoming increasingly impactful to data center performance and business success, edge computing has emerged as a compelling solution to reduce latency, meet IoT processing needs and deliver greater availability and reliability,” Brown says.

“Micro dta centers provide a turnkey solution for edge deployments, complete with all the necessary IT and compute componenets to meet new data growth requirements and deliver connectivity demand.”

Rick Einhorn, HPE vice president of data center consulting, says successful IT and facilities partnerships are at the core of enabling edge computing.

“The ongoing collaborations with Schneider Electric to provider true software-defined data centers where the work is done provides the solution enterprise is looking for.”

The HPE Micro Datacenter ranges in size from 23U to 42U and HPE says it provides a complete software-defined reference architecture, from Docker to Helion Cloud. 

Hillstone CTO's 2019 security predictions
Hillstone Networks CTO Tim Liu shares what key developments could be expected in the areas of security compliance, cloud, security, AI and IoT.
Can it be trusted? Huawei’s founder speaks out
Ren Zhengfei spoke candidly in a recent media roundtable about security, 5G, his daughter’s detainment, the USA, and the West’s perception of Huawei.
Oracle Java Card update boosts security for IoT devices
"Java Card 3.1 is very significant to the Internet of Things, bringing interoperability, security and flexibility to a fast-growing market currently lacking high-security and flexible edge security solutions."
How SMBs can use data to drive business outcomes
With the right technology, companies can capture consumer, sales, and expense data, and use it to evaluate and construct future plans.
Survey shows that IoT is RoI across Asia Pacific
A recent Frost & Sullivan survey across Australia, Hong Kong and Singapore shows that IoT deployment improves business metrics by around 12%.
IDC: Aussie spending on IT Services to hit $23.5B by 2023
the project-oriented market which is predicted to achieve the highest CAGR through to 2023; though no market is expected to decline
Sophos hires ex-McAfee SVP Gavin Struther
After 16 years as the APAC senior vice president and president for McAfee, Struthers is now heading the APJ arm of Sophos.
Security platform provider Deep Instinct expands local presence
The company has made two A/NZ specific leadership hires and formed several partnerships with organisations in the region.