Energy Firm Identifies IoT Collection, Others as Change Drivers

Energy Firm Identifies IoT Collection, Others as Change Drivers

  • Schneider Electric has identified IoT and announced its energy management and automation plans
  • The company said the IoT is placed at the heart of its data centres as against the conventional ways
  • It also said that it would support enterprises seeking to leverage the services, especially the banks

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Leading energy provider Schneider Electric recently announced its energy management and automation strategy and capabilities to aid enterprises, cloud and service providers wanting to deploy computer resources at the edge.

Known as IT resources placed close to the end-user or data source, edge provides challenges varying conventional data centres, meaning they need a different strategy than traditional data centres.

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How the company intends to deploy IoT

According to the company's Enterprise Account Manager for Anglophone West Africa, Nmor Morris Emeka, forces such as IoT, high bandwidth content and latency-sensitive apps drive the move that meets the needs of the environments.

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As part of its strategy, Schneider Electric outlined the five environments impacted by edge deployments and the company's capabilities and infrastructure designed to support them:

Regional colocation/telco data centres where their customers use high bandwidth content and latency-sensitive applications are driving the growth of these domains. To support this environment, Schneider Electric's InfraStruxure architecture and prefabricated modules allow for a regional data centre's fast, modular build-out for quick time-to-market and low operational costs.

Financial institutions to benefit

Remote and branch office locations, particularly in retail and banking sectors, where IT services are being deployed to enrich the customer experience. The Schneider Electric SmartBunker CX and NetShelter SX provide highly secure, reliable, and remotely-managed one-rack solutions for these remote sites.

Schneider Electric has a wide range of Micro Datacenter edge Solutions in various sizes meeting several business needs.

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The 6U floor stand and Wall mount micro-Datacenter, the smallest in its category, saves space/Cost, can accommodate servers and switches with depths up to 1m, can be remotely managed, and a lot more.

Deployment time is significantly reduced as the solution is assembled and tested in the factory.

How Schneider Electric is revolutionising the Nigerian energy sector reported that the role of digitising the Nigerian energy sector is crucial, and that is where Schneider Electric, the French multinational energy company comes in.

In an exclusive interview with during the Lagos Start-up Week, Mojola Ola. Director - Marketing, Business Development & Access to Energy at Schneider Electric (Anglophone W. Africa), said Nigeria has about 55 per cent electricity access.

Ola said that what Nigeria needs to do in the energy sector is to improve access, saying that the company has an eco-structure, that integrates the Internet of Things (IoTS) which allows users to remotely monitor and control various devices.


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