EnergySTEP@Workâ„˘ helps to lower energy costs by up to 40 percent by bringing IT energy use online to control every watt
Online PR News – 01-February-2013 – 29/01/2013 - London, United Kingdom – Schneider Electric, a global specialist in energy management, today announced at Cisco Live, Ciscoâ€™s premier IT and communications conference in Europe, EnergySTEP@Workâ„˘, a new solution that brings IT devices and plug load energy use online to make it visible and controllable with Schneider Electricâ€™s StruxureWareâ„˘ software applications. Incorporating CiscoÂ® EnergyWise technology, EnergySTEP@Work can reduce energy wasted by deployed PCs, printers, IP phones, task lighting, wireless access points and more. When EnergySTEP@Work is combined with Schneider Electricâ€™s EcoStruxureâ„˘ architecture nearly all of a buildingâ€™s energy can be managed including, distributed devices and plug loads, as well as lighting, heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems via the Cisco network.
â€śTodayâ€™s workplace is changing and more employees are bringing in their own devices to the office to connect to the network. Schneider Electricâ€™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 buildingâ€™s energy consumption,â€ť said Barry Coflan, Senior Vice President, Schneider Electric, Buildings Business Offer Management. â€śThese smaller plug loads often go unnoticed, so by capitalizing on the technology provided by Ciscoâ€™s EnergyWise technology and the capabilities of our StruxureWare software, we can make these devices visible, and provide a crucial link between the building, the office and the IT environment. This solution gives IT managers, facility managers and C-level personnel key business insights to help them solve todayâ€™s energy-related challenges.â€ť
â€śThe need to manage energy consumed by IT assets is higher than ever before. Schneider Electricâ€™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.â€ť said Sachin Gupta, Senior Director, Product Management, Unified Access Group at Cisco Systems, â€śCisco is working with companies like Schneider Electric to build solutions that offer customers an enterprise-wide comprehensive view of energy consumption including their IT assetsâ€ť
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 Electricâ€™s StruxureWare for Data Centers software suite. This software suite is designed to collect and manage data about a data center or branch officeâ€™s assets, resource use and operation status throughout the IT environmentâ€™s lifecycle. When used as part of EnergySTEP@Work, the Cisco EnergyWise-enabled Rack PDU can increase the energy savings achieved through management of small IT spaces such as network closets located throughout buildings.
Integration of Cisco EnergyWise technology provides Schneider Electricâ€™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 â€śThe Intelligent and Connected Data Centerâ€ť as part of Cisco Liveâ€™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 Electricâ€™s complete line of energy management solutions, please visit http://www.schneider-electric.com.
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 companyâ€™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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