INDUSTRY NEWS: 8 April 2019

PRESS RELEASE:  London, United Kingdom– Schneider Electrichas announced that it has been shortlisted as a finalist in an incredible six categories at the Network Computing Awards 2019.

“Schneider Electric is leading the transformation of data centres through the innovation within its EcoStruxure™ architecture,” said Marc Garner Vice President, Secure Power, Schneider Electric UK&I. “Being shortlisted as a finalist in so many categories reflects not only the depth of quality built into our product offerings, but the breadth of applications they address. For businesses striving to meet the challenges of the digital transformation via resilient, high-performance data centres of any size and at any location, Schneider Electric’s solutions are an essential building block. Our presence as finalists in the prestigious Network Computing Awards vindicates that standing.”

The awards for which Schneider Electric have been nominated span the company’s broad expertise in data centre infrastructure solutions, as follows:

  • Data Centre Product of the Year – APC by Schneider Electric Smart-UPSTM with Lithium Ion
  • IT Optimisation Product of the Year – Schneider Electric EcoStruxure ITTM
  • New Software Product of the Year – Schneider Electric EcoStruxure IT
  • New Cloud Solution of the Year – Schneider Electric EcoStruxure IT and EcoStruxure IT ExpertTM for Partners
  • Hardware Product of the Year – APC by Schneider Electric Smart-UPS with Lithium Ion
  • Cloud Based Solution of the Year – Schneider Electric EcoStruxure IT

APC by Schneider Electric™Smart-UPS with Lithium Ion is a single-phase UPS that fulfills the need for greater resilience, simplified maintenance and lower cost of ownership. Its longer battery life, built-in smart management systems and smaller size make it particularly suitable for applications serving the Internet of Things (IoT) and Edge Computing.

Li-ion battery technology enables rapid deployment of UPS systems with a smaller physical footprint. They can withstand many more charge/discharge cycles and have a longer operating life than traditional lead-acid battery alternatives. As a consequence, they require lower maintenance, with batteries needing less frequent replacement, which reduces the total cost of ownership (TCO).

Schneider Electric EcoStruxure IT and EcoStruxure IT Expert™ for Partners are the industry’s first vendor-neutral, Data Centre Management as a Service (DMaaS) architectures. They provide global visibility from anywhere at any time on any connected device and deliver data-driven insights into critical IT assets, allowing customers to mitigate risks and reduce downtime.

EcoStruxure IT Expert provides a secure foundation for Channel Partners and IT Solution Providers to deliver additional value and drive new service revenues. The software presents a key opportunity to strengthen customer relationships by delivering insight into the functioning and efficiency of compute facilities, while offering higher availability and potentially lowered service costs as new capabilities are added through the software and connected applications.

As part of Schneider Electric’s EcoStruxure architecture, EcoStruxure IT operates on all IoT-enabled physical infrastructure assets like secure power and cooling — including the new Smart-UPS with APC SmartConnect, a cloud-enabled UPS, designed to be fast and cost-effective for deployment in small, distributed environments and compatible with popular industry Remote Monitoring and Management platforms.

EcoStruxure leverages advancements in IoT, mobility, sensing, cloud and cybersecurity to deliver innovation at every level. This includes connected products, edge control, apps, analytics, and services.

Voting for the Network Computing Awards is open until April 23rd 2019. Please visit to cast your votes.

The results will be revealed at an evening ceremony in London on Thursday 2nd May.

About EcoStruxure:

EcoStruxure is Schneider Electric’s open, interoperable, IoT-enabled system architecture and platform. It delivers enhanced value around safety, reliability, efficiency, sustainability, and connectivity for customers. EcoStruxure leverages advancements in IoT, mobility, sensing, cloud, analytics, and cybersecurity to deliver innovation at every level. This includes connected products, edge control and apps, analytics, and services. EcoStruxure has been deployed in more than 480,000 sites, with the support of more than 20,000 system integrators and developers, connecting over 1.6 million assets under management through over 40 digital services.

Click here for more information about EcoStruxure IT.

Providing Certainty in a Connected World:

APC by Schneider Electric is the leading brand worldwide for integrated IT infrastructure and software. With a wide array of products that provide reliable power and availability solutions for IT and communications technologiesAPC delivers, Certainty in a Connected World. With the largest community of partners tailoring solutions for home and business networks, APC protects critical information and data for individuals and businesses. APC is a brand of Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management and automation.

About Schneider Electric:

Schneider Electric is leading the Digital Transformation of Energy Management and Automation in Homes, Buildings, Data Centers, Infrastructure, and Industries.

With global presence in over 100 countries, Schneider is the undisputable leader in Power Management – Medium Voltage, Low Voltage and Secure Power, and in Automation Systems. We provide integrated efficiency solutions, combining energy, automation and software.

In our global Ecosystem, we collaborate with the largest Partner, Integrator, and Developer Community on our Open Platform to deliver real-time control and operational efficiency.

We believe that great people and partners make Schneider a great company and that our commitment to Innovation, Diversity, and Sustainability ensures that Life Is On everywhere, for everyone and at every moment.

For more information regarding Schneider Electric, please visit www.schneider-electric.comor contact Lavina Dsouza Tel: +44 (0) 7887 560218 / lavina.dsouza@Schneider-electric.comor contact your local representative.

Media Contact: Damien Wells, Spa Communications for Schneider Electric +44 (0) 1892 511413 /

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