Schneider Electric and EcoDataCenter Partner for Climate Positivity

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– EcoStruxure for Cloud & Service Providers secures EcoDataCenter’s computing services and helps the colocation provider stay on-mission for climate positivity

– EcoDataCenter achieves 99% energy efficiency through Galaxy VX ECOnversion mode

– EcoStruxure IT Advisor allows EcoDataCenter to give back to the local grid

Can You Say Data Centers Going 99% Energy Efficiency?!

LONDON, May 26, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Schneider Electric, the leader in the digital transformation of energy management and automation, partners with EcoDataCenter to build an ultra-low-carbon-footprint data centre at the heart of their HPC colocation in Falun, Sweden. The goal is being one of the most sustainable data centres in the Nordics. Schneider Electric’s EcoStruxure Building Operation, Galaxy VX UPS with lithium-Ion, and MasterPact MTZ are just some of the solutions ensuring the colocation facility stays on-mission for climate positivity. Additionally, Schneider’s Connected Services Hub provides remote monitoring and 24/7 access to EcoDataCenter’s critical facility.

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In need of reliable power management that would ensure customer-server uptime and energy efficiency, EcoDataCenter partnered with Schneider Electric. “With the solutions coming from Schneider Electric, we expect to achieve a PUE of 1.15 and combining that with renewable power, we will make sure that we are one of the most sustainable data centres in the Nordics and hopefully in the world,” says Mikael Svanfeldt, Chief Technology Officer for EcoDataCenter. 

Sustainable digitization with EcoStruxure solutions

Schneider Electric integrated EcoStruxure for Cloud & Service Providers into EcoDataCenter’s new build. With EcoStruxure as an open architecture, EcoDataCenter was able to seamlessly connect existing hardware, software, and monitoring through the platform’s analytics and services. Furthermore, EcoDataCenter now has connected sensor and meter data generating analytic reports on the data centres operational efficiency — and its sustainability index. 

In addition, Connected Services Hub now remotely monitors critical sensors, and also gives EcoDataCenter 24/7 expert remote monitoring and troubleshooting by Schneider Electric’s team of service engineers.

When building a data centre, EcoDataCenter considers the well-being of the community. EcoStruxure provides monitoring, efficiency, and connectivity to EcoDataCenter. therefore, they are able to recycle the facility’s heat waste to local utilities. Accordingly, EcoDataCenter uses that efficiency to give back to the local grid, allowing them to go beyond net-zero emissions and achieve climate positivity.

Energy efficiency

Two Uniflair Turbocor Chillers add to facility climate control, supplementing the usually low Nordic temperatures, especially during summer’s humidity. Within EcoStruxure’s architecture, four Galaxy VX UPSs support 1,250 kW of customer load in its 99% efficiency ECOnversion Mode. This backup power frees up energy that can be diverted to clients.

“Working together, EcoDataCenter and Schneider have proved it is entirely practical for a well architected data centre to be both efficient and resilient whilst meeting sustainability goals. In this case benefiting the environment as well as the local community,” said Christina Backlund, VP Secure Power, Nordic and Baltics at Schneider Electric.

To understand more about the solutions and results, access all details in the customer story.

About EcoStruxure

EcoStruxure is our open, interoperable, IoT-enabled system architecture and platform. EcoStruxure also delivers enhanced value around safety and reliability. Most notably efficiency, sustainability, and connectivity for our customers. Additionally, EcoStruxure leverages advancements in IoT, mobility, sensing, cloud, analytics, and cybersecurity to deliver Innovation at Every Level. This also includes Connected Products, Edge Control, and Apps. In addition to Analytics & Services. Now most importantly which are supported by Customer Lifecycle Software.

So the EcoStruxure has been deployed to almost 500,000 sites with the support of 20,000+ developers. Additionally, they also have 650,000 service providers and partners. Let’s also not forget 3,000 utilities. Then also not to mention connectong over 2 million assets under management. 

From energy and sustainability.

Then also consulting and then optimizing the life cycle of your operational systems. For they have world-wide services to meet your business needs. Because Schneider is a customer-centric organization. They are your trusted advisor to help increase asset reliability. Moreover improve “total cost of ownership”.

Moreover, they drive your enterprise’s digital transformation towards sustainability, efficiency and safety.

Sources: EcoDataCenter and Schneider Electric

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