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Data Center Business Overview. Our commitment to the business Data center strategy Offer overview. Schneider Electric: The global specialist in energy management. €18.3 billion sales in 2008 (+5.8% vs. 2007) 120,000 people in more than 100 countries >200 factories around the world

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data center business overview

Data Center Business Overview

Our commitment to the business

Data center strategy

Offer overview

schneider electric the global specialist in energy management
Schneider Electric: The global specialist in energy management

€18.3 billionsales in 2008 (+5.8% vs. 2007)

120,000 peoplein more than 100 countries

>200 factoriesaround the world

R&Dcentres in 25 countries

4 core businesses:

Buildings Business

Automation, HVAC, Security

Process Business

Industrial and Factory Automation

IT Business

Infrastructure for Data Centres and Networks

Power Business

Generation and Distribution

customer focused experts leveraging teamwork to drive solutions
Customer-focused experts leveraging teamwork to drive solutions

Worldwide teams of experts…

  • 6,000 service experts
  • 6,500 research and development experts
  • 5,000 partners
  • Plus thousands of
    • Engineers
    • Technicians
    • Program managers
    • Support staff

…dedicated to resolving your issues in:

  • Energy and infrastructure
  • Industrial automation
  • Data centers and networks
  • Commercial buildings
  • Residential homes
we supply data center infrastructure using the supply model that the customer requests
We supply data center infrastructure using the supply model that the customer requests
  • Solutions
    • Integrated set of systems and services that are more predictable and faster to deploy
    • New “pods” for existing data centers or whole new data centers of various sizes
    • The future of the market
  • Systems
    • Complex data center subsystems – switchgear, UPS, building automation, cooling systems
    • Standardized or engineered to your specification
  • Components
    • An extensive catalog of power, cooling, rack, control, and management products
    • Application engineering support
    • Standard products available through distribution.
we provide data center services to support projects and ongoing operations
We provide data center services to support projects and ongoing operations
  • Assessment services: Standardized assessments of power, cooling, availability, efficiency, high density, and scenario simulations
  • Project services: For small or big projects, standardized or customized services for design, installation, start-up, commissioning, project management, and training
  • Maintenance Services: On-site repair and preventative maintenance programs for power and cooling systems with 4 hour response in most locations.
how we work with you

We value both types of relationship and work to make our customers successful in either case

How we work with you

More like

buying a car


  • We work with customers directly in early project phases to develop data center solution concepts and specifications, based on IT requirements
  • Solutions are typically based on standardized modular designs
  • Small or large projects; new or retrofit

Bid-spec supplier

  • Customers engage architects and engineers
  • Our channel partners bid on component or subsystem specifications that are integrated by third parties
  • We provide best-in-class equipment as specified
  • Solutions tend to be unique, complex, and time-consuming

Standardized, configurable

Complex, unique

More like

building a house

why has schneider made the data center a high priority
Why has Schneider made the data center a high priority?


  • Existing customers have identified the data center as a priority requiring help and improvement
  • We are uniquely positioned to solve data center problems
    • We have more customers to learn from than any other infrastructure provider
    • We have worked 15 years to develop the science of data centers and have the technology and skills to solve the customer problems
    • We already offer nearly all the different parts used in the data center and are therefore in an ideal position to integrate them in ways to add maximum value
customers are asking for help we must respond
Customers are asking for help –we must respond

2008 IDC study


What is the number one challenge your data center faces today?


Power and cooling


data center planning and operation is under increasing pressures

In response, we are working to change the way the world designs, installs, operates, manages, and maintains data centers

Data center planning and operation is under increasing pressures

Increasing availability expectations

Rapid changes in IT technology


long-term plans for capacity or density

Energy and service cost control pressure

High density blade server power/heat


Dynamic power variation


Regulatory requirements

Server consolidation

what actions is schneider taking in the data center market
What actions is Schneider taking in the data center market?
  • Consolidation of complimentary market suppliers to add to the existing Schneider power and automation portfolio to develop more complete and integrated solutions; examples include:
    • APC
    • MGE
    • Square D
    • Pelco (video surveillance)
    • TAC
    • Power Measurement Inc. (PMI)
  • Coordination of product development across historically disconnected businesses to optimize data center solutions
    • Building management
    • Power distribution
    • IT whitespace racks, power, and cooling equipment
    • Security
    • Power management
our vision for the data center business is simple

The best way to achieve our vision is to provide integrated, standardized, modular, scalable, data center solutions

Our vision for the data center businessis simple

Schneider Electric will dramatically simplify the process of designing, deploying and operating the world\'s most predictable, dense and efficient data centers

what we ve learned from our customers

These improvements require standardization, integration of solutions, and an improved planning process

What we’ve learned from our customers:

More efficient

More reliable

Higher density

More predicable

More cost effective

More understandable

Simpler experience

We can’t get this:

… by just making better COMPONENTS:

(UPS, switchgear, controls, air conditioners, power distribution, etc)

our approach to the problem

Acquiring a data center will become more like buying a car and less like building a house

Our approach to the problem
  • Focus on the improvement of the system, not the components
  • Standardization & Modularity are the key to improving the availability and agility of data center infrastructure while reducing total cost
  • The data center project process is just as important as the equipment, and must be simplified
our data center strategy is supported by innovative technology
Our data center strategy is supported by innovative technology
  • Real-timecapacity management of cooling and power
  • Predictable high-densitymodular coolingsolutions
  • Standardized processfor concept-specification-design-deployment
  • Standardized specificationsfor data center design
  • Human factors and mistake-proofingengineered at the system level
  • Automated toolsfor data center design
  • Design-for-environmentin products and processes
  • Specializedprofessional servicesfocused on density,capacity, availability, and efficiency assessment and planning
standardization improves outcomes

These example system-level improvements reduce human error, reduce cycle time, and improve efficiency

Standardization improves outcomes


  • Modularize
  • Pre-test systems in the factory
  • Hot-swappable components
  • Pluggable power-cooling-rack subsystems
  • Out-of-the-box management & diagnostics

To Minimize …

  • One-time engineering
  • Unique training requirements
  • On-site assembly
  • On-site testing
  • Custom programming
the benefit of our solutions today

White papers




The benefit of our solutions today
  • 30% reduction in data center power consumption*, when compared with traditional designs
    • Traditional PUE of 1.75 down to 1.22 or better
    • Via row cooling, hi-E power system, VFD drives, and rightsizing
  • Sustained predictable power densities of over 20kW per rack**, with no loss of efficiency
  • 50% or more reductions in whitespace plumbing and wiring work
  • Ability to create pods of high density and/or high redundancy
  • Simplified data center layout and planning process
  • Ability to manage capacity of cooling, power, and rack space down to the rack level***
solving data center problems requires collaboration
Solving data center problems requires collaboration

Key industry groupsDevelopment of industry standards

IT partnersCollaborative development of solutions

RegulatorsAdvising on emerging environmental and safety standards

schneider electric has a comprehensive offer in the data center


Critical power


Computer roomair conditioners

Data center power & coolingcapacity management





Automatictransfer switch

Statictransfer switch

Energy management

Maintenance services



Building management


Power metering

Schneider Electric has a comprehensive offer in the data center

Project management


User training


a sample of our products software and services that work together to make data centers better
A sample of our products, software, and services that work together to make data centers better

Real-time power metering

Modular whitespace

Ultra-high efficiency modular UPS



Assessment Services

Data center design tools

Data center management tools

Modular row-based power distribution

recognized by industry experts
Recognized by industry experts

“By advancing theprogress of data center solutions in efficiency, design and scalability, while continuing toexceed the latest application requirements, they are a true leader and a worthy recipient of the 2007 Frost & Sullivan Data Center Solutions Company of the Year Award.”