New Software Tool From Schneider Helps Partners
Energy management and automation provider, Schneider Electric has introduced APC by Schneider Electric Local Edge Configurator, a digital software tool that empowers partners to rapidly and accurately plan and design integrated, customized and highly reliable edge solutions. With this tool, partners can reduce the complexity associated with pre-integration, decrease overall costs, increase operational efficiency, speed installation, enable standardization across large deployments and ultimately provide higher value to customers.
The growth of big data, the Internet of Things (IoT) and the explosion of data-intensive applications increases the need for real-time data processing, high bandwidth transmission and significantly reduced latency traditional data centers are unable to support. This necessitates the use of distributed IT environments localized at the network edge. Once relegated to disorganized, unsecured wiring closets, these deployments are becoming highly critical, requiring more availability, security, redundancy and resiliency at the access layer than ever before. As a result, specifying, building and ensuring system component compatibility within these systems is becoming expensive and time-consuming for channel organizations.
APC Local Edge Configurator features an intuitive, easy-to-use interface, enabling partners to design a comprehensive, validated edge architecture, including rack, single-phase uninterruptible power supply (UPS), security, power distribution, and software, in a plug-and-play model. This helps channel partners provide the redundancy and physical security their customers need with speed, agility, simplicity and at a low cost. It also helps partners transition the rapidly shifting demands of IoT into immediate revenue and services opportunities, said the company in a statement.
“In response to a growing need for real-time access to information, edge computing is revolutionizing the way in which data can be collected, processed and shared. As a result, edge deployments are becoming mission critical, and ensuring compatibility and validation of systems components is increasingly complex for the channel,” said Shannon Sbar, Vice President, North America Channels, APC by Schneider Electric. “APC Local Edge Configurator delivers Certainty in a Connected World by eliminating these obstacles, empowering partners to easily build, test and ship fully integrated solutions, delivering the power and value channel partners need to remain competitive, and maximizing the business opportunity around edge.”