Capgemini To Use Schneider Electric Prefabricated Modular Infrastructure for Merlin Data Centre Upgrade

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New custom built, modular data centre will provide Capgemini with a sustainable, flexible, high-density solution.

Kevin Brown, VP Data Center Solutions Offer, Schneider Electric

Modular infrastructure allows us to align the requirements we have for high density, flexible racking, and energy efficiency. This makes prefab a more sustainable solution going forward.

Capgemini, one of the world’s foremost providers consulting, technology and outsourcing services, is to use Schneider Electric prefabricated modular data centre infrastructure to upgrade the IT, power and cooling capacity of its Merlin facility.

Paul Feeney, Head of Global Data Centre Infrastructure and Transition at Capgemini said, “Modular infrastructure allows us to align the requirements we have for high density, flexible racking, and energy efficiency. This makes prefab a more sustainable solution going forward.”

Kevin Brown, VP of Data Center offer at Schneider Electric said, “Prefabricated infrastructure solves the challenge of ensuring scalable data centre capacity to meet the needs of growing businesses like Capgemini. In addition, it is flexible to meet customer’s specific system design requirements, such as Capgemini’s use of flywheel technology for power back-up.”

Paul Feeney, said, “We had a strong business case for the data centre upgrade based on growth, market change and client demand. At the same time, we were looking to work with a supplier which could meet our sustainability and efficiency goals. We also need to make provision for requirements like Hybrid Cloud and supercomputing - Schneider Electric’s prefab data centre solution can accommodate all of those applications.”

Last year at DatacenterDynamics Converged London, Schneider Electric announced 14 prefabricated data centre modules together with 12 new Data Centre Reference Designs. The reference designs detail complete data centres scalable in 250kW to 2MW increments, delivering IT, power, and/ or cooling integrated with best-in-class data centre infrastructure components and StruxureWare™ for Data Centers DCIM software for an easy-to-deploy, predictable data centre.

"Schneider Electric is delighted to have been selected to deliver a prefabricated modular data centre solution to Capgemini," said Matthew Baynes, Enterprise Director, Schneider Electric UK. "Prefab meets the needs of a broad range of data centre requirements, from large space and colo facilities, to small and medium enterprises and industrial applications. Across the board, business seems to be voting in favour of its scalable, predictable performance and the efficiency benefits prefab brings."

To find out more about Capgemini’s use of Schneider Electric’s Prefabricated Modular Data Centre infrastructure, you are invited to join Paul Feeney on 11.20am at DatacenterDynamics Converged London, 19th November 2014, where he is joint-keynote speaker with Kevin Brown, VP of Data Center Offer at Schneider Electric.

Alternatively, to find out more about Schneider Electrics prefabricated, modular data centre infrastructure please visit http://www.schneider-electric.com

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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 & Infrastructure, Industries & Machines Manufacturers, Non-residential Building, Data Centres & Networks and in Residential. Focused on making energy safe, reliable, efficient, productive and green, the Group’s 150,000 plus employees achieved sales of 24 billion euros in 2013, through an active commitment to help individuals and organizations make the most of their energy.

http://www.schneider-electric.com

About Capgemini

With almost 140,000 people in over 40 countries, Capgemini is one of the world's foremost providers of consulting, technology and outsourcing services. The Group reported 2013 global revenues of EUR 10.1 billion. Together with its clients, Capgemini creates and delivers business and technology solutions that fit their needs and drive the results they want. A deeply multicultural organization, Capgemini has developed its own way of working, the Collaborative Business ExperienceTM, and draws on Rightshore®, its worldwide delivery model.
Learn more about us at http://www.capgemini.com.

Rightshore® is a trademark belonging to Capgemini

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