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Schneider Electric broadens partnership portfolio

By Shannon Williams, Thu 11 Jun 2015
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Schneider Electric has announced it has joined the HP Composable Infrastructure Partner Program, with the global energy management firm saying the move will further broaden its partnership portfolio.

The program is limited to third-parties who are certified to integrate with HP’s Composable Infrastructure API for infrastructure management that is native in HP OneView.

Schneider Electric says the program will further broaden the company’s portfolio of partnerships and alliances to provide customers with collaborative data centre solutions that enable maximum interoperability, streamline operations and reduce management costs.

The company currently has an annual turnover in excess of $24 billion, and more than 150,000 employees worldwide.

“Schneider Electric’s membership within the HP Composable Infrastructure Partner Program further solidifies our leadership in providing the comprehensive, end-to-end solutions data centre managers need to effectively and efficiently operate their facility,” explains Shannon Sbar, vice president, North American Channels and Global Alliances, APC by Schneider Electric.

“We are proud to be among the first set of partners in this program and look forward to expanding our collaboration and interoperability between StruxureWare for Data Centres and HP OneView.”

As one of a small number independent software vendors currently participating in the program, Schneider Electric says its inclusion builds on the existing integration of StruxureWare for Data Centre with HP OneView, announced last year. 

The joint solution, which provides a connector between IT and facilities management, enables holistic management of IT service delivery, eliminating operational silos between IT and facilities. 

It provides management personnel with visibility into an organisation’s server, storage and networking, as well as service creation, allowing enterprise and colocation service providers greater agility and flexibility in service delivery while providing a more comprehensive view of overall cost-of-ownership for specific services provided.   Rick Einhorn, VP of technology services data centre consulting, HP, says, “IT and facilities partnerships are the core of converged management.

“We are excited to build on the momentum generated through Schneider Electric’s integration with the HP OneView platform and uCMDB with the inclusion of Schneider Electric in this new program.”  

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