“Today’s workplace is changing and more employees are bringing in their own devices to the office to connect to the network. Schneider Electric’s EnergySTEP@Work offers customers the ability to monitor and control those smaller plug loads that, when added together, can account for upwards of 40 percent of a building’s energy consumption,”
“The need to manage energy consumed by IT assets is higher than ever before. Schneider Electric’s EnergySTEP@Work enterprise wide energy management solution includes IT plug loads using Cisco EnergyWise that empowers customers to leverage their Cisco network infrastructure to monitor, analyze and control energy costs.” said Sachin Gupta, Senior Director, Product Management, Unified Access Group at Cisco Systems, “Cisco is working with companies like Schneider Electric to build solutions that offer customers an enterprise-wide comprehensive view of energy consumption including their IT assets”
In addition to the introduction of EnergySTEP@Work, Schneider Electric announced at Cisco Live the release of Rack PDU AP8958 with Cisco EnergyWise technology, a solution designed to integrate with Schneider Electric’s StruxureWare for Data Centers software suite. This software suite is designed to collect and manage data about a data center or branch office’s assets, resource use and operation status throughout the IT environment’
Integration of Cisco EnergyWise technology provides Schneider Electric’s AP8958 Rack PDU with the ability to report energy consumption details and be controlled via the EnergyWise protocol across the Cisco network. Customers can also use EnergyWise to configure the PDU to shed loads during power outages to reserve battery power for those loads that may be more critical such as network connections and critical server loads, both in the data center and in the remote office.
At Cisco Live, Schneider Electric will show case these products and solutions at booth P6. In addition, Schneider Electric will deliver the following presentations during the conference. On Tuesday, January 29, Soeren Brogaard Jensen, Vice President Solution Software, Schneider Electric will deliver a presentation titled “The Intelligent and Connected Data Center” as part of Cisco Live’s breakout session agenda. Additionally, Schneider Electric partner Logicalis will deliver a customer case study on January 31 on their Loughborough Project.
For more information on Schneider Electric’s complete line of energy management solutions, please visit http://www.schneider-
About Schneider Electric
As a global specialist in energy management with operations in more than 100 countries, Schneider Electric offers integrated solutions across multiple market segments, including leadership positions in Utilities & Infrastructures, Industries & Machine Manufacturers, Non-residential Buildings, Data Centers & Networks and Residential. Focused on making energy safe, reliable, efficient, productive and green, the company’s 130,000 plus employees achieved sales of about 31 billion US dollars (22.4 billion euros) in 2011, through an active commitment to help individuals and organizations make the most of their energy.
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