Schneider Electric, StorMagic and HPE team up for ‘edge in a box’ data centre

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Schneider Electric, alongside partners StorMagic and Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), have announced the launch of an ‘edge in a box’ offering for systems specifically designed for edge computing environments.

The joint solution utilises Schneider Electric’s 6U Wall Mount EcoStruxure Micro Data Center, StorMagic’s SvSAN software and HPE’s ProLiant servers, and can be customised through a global network of channel partners.

Potential use cases include supermarkets and pharmacies, to universities, hospitals, and research labs, looking to utilise resilience with ultra low latency connectivity and secure, on-premise servers with data storage at the edge. The rise of on-premise in this scenario has previously been covered; more than half of edge data centres will be enterprise-hosted and on-prem by 2025, according to Mobile Experts.

The companies tout four primary factors where IT professionals will be enabled; migitating IT downtime, reducing the complexity of on-site work, simplifying system configuration and programming, and minimising order complexity and delivery times for rapid installation.

“IT teams must be able to quickly deliver what the business needs – simplicity, low-cost and 100% uptime to ensure confidence that business-critical applications are always running,” said Bruce Kornfeld, chief marketing and product officer at StorMagic in a statement. “By combining StorMagic SvSAN with APC by Schneider Electric infrastructure and HPE servers, customers can work with their integration partner of choice to customise, build and deploy ‘Edge in a Box’ solutions that meet their budget and space requirements.”

The ‘edge in a box’ offering is available immediately globally, with more information available here.

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