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Schneider Electric launches its ‘next-generation’ EcoStruxure platform


November 29, 2016  


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Schneider Electric today announced the launch of its “next generation” EcoStruxure architecture and platform it said is designed to deliver IoT-enabled offerings at scale for building, grid, industry and data centre customers.

According to the company, the platform provides a secure, IoT-enabled technology backbone with three core technology capabilities:

  • Embedded connectivity and intelligence that enables smart sensing, embedded computing, IP networking and edge analytics.
  • A foundation for smart operations to serve as the building blocks for control, management, automaton and optimization
  • The infrastructure for cloud-connected digital services that enables the delivery of cloud-based connected apps, analytics, services, control and monitoring

“(It) connects the three layers of the technology stack through an elastic cloud backbone that leverages the full power of our partnership with Microsoft,” said Cyril Perducat, executive vice president of digital transformation and IoT at Schneider Electric. “The platform has become the foundation for smarter grids, buildings, data centres and industrial plants.”

The architectures give customers access to documented and standardized system reference designs that can be used in the implementation of interoperable, sustainable, efficient and connected systems, the company said in a release

“Smarter, more precise operations is the future for every industry,” said Vernon Turner, senior vice president, enterprise systems at IDC. “Customers are looking for answers on how to best take advantage of today’s IoT-enabled digital world to be as differentiated, efficient and sustainable as possible. If you don’t have a ‘sense and respond’ model with listening, scalable, measurable, agile networks and systems, you won’t be able to connect and extract that value.”

Schneider Electric also announced it is working with established partners such as Microsoft and Intel, and new partners who the company will be working with to create or co-create customer offerings and applications.

 


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