Schneider Electric Launches Mission Critical Services & Software Division and Data Center Service Provider Team

Schneider Electric Launches Mission Critical Services & Software Division and 
Data Center Service Provider Team 
Schneider Electric's Mission Critical Services & Software Division
and Data Center Service Provider Team Deliver the Most Comprehensive
Approach to Energy Management From Plant to Plug 
WEST KINGSTON, RI -- (Marketwire) -- 03/12/13 --  Schneider Electric,
a global specialist in energy management, today announced the
expansion of its IT Business with the launch of the Schneider
Electric Mission Critical Services & Software division, a dynamic set
of capabilities offering the most robust software and services in the
industry for any size data center, in any segment. Resulting from
Schneider Electric's acquisition of Lee Technologies in 2011, this
launch represents the full integration of Schneider Electric's
end-to-end energy management services with Lee Technologies' data
center lifecycle methodology. Also launching today is the new Data
Center Service Provider Team, a team of specialists committed to
meeting the unique business and technology needs of co-location,
hosting and cloud businesses. The Data Center Service Provider Team
is a multi-disciplinary team that brings together solution
architects, global project management and execution, supply chain and
account managers to deliver innovative solutions and operational
models that address this segment's business imperatives around speed,
profitability, and scalability.  
"The launch of Schneider Electric's Mission Critical Services &
Software division and the Data Center Service Provider Team places
Schneider Electric in a strategic position as the leader in
end-to-end data center energy management," said Rob McKernan, Senior
Vice President, Americas, Schneider Electric IT Business. "We provide
one-of-a-kind, holistic, and fully-comprehensive solutions that are
unique and currently unavailable in today's market, with energy
management capabilities from planning, building and operations to
energy procurement, lifecycle management and software, all from one
company. This is further complemented by our team of consultative and
technical experts that provide guidance every step of the way."  
Schneider Electric's Mission Critical Services & Software division
provides comprehensive offerings, including planning, design,
commissioning, maintenance and operations, and assessments. Schneider
Electric's lifecycle approach optimizes return on capital employed
(ROCE) at every stage of a data center's life, effectively preserving
capital, managing energy costs, ensuring reliability, and improving
speed to market. With the largest service force and breadth of
offerings available on the market today, the Mission Critical
Services & Software division provides support and services throughout
the entire data center lifecycle for all types of data centers,
including those in the healthcare, retail, financial, and cloud,
co-location and managed hosting sector. Mission Critical Services &
Software is also strengthened by Schneider Electric's StruxureWare
for Data Centers management suite, a comprehensive DCIM solution that
provides real-time, detailed performance data and analytics to IT
managers, facilities managers, and executives to support decision
making at the operational level as well as the strategic level. A
recently released addition to this suite is StruxureWare Data Center
Operation for Co-location, designed specifically for data centers
with multiple tenants. 
Driven by mass digitization, globalization, and mounting economic,
social, and regulatory pressures, companies are increasingly turning
to managed hosting, cloud service providers, co-location service
providers and multi-tenant datacenter providers to reduce costs and
increase flexibility. The Data Center Service Provider Team brings
Schneider Electric's full portfolio to this fast growing, highly
competitive market to meet its primary challenges: capital and
operating cost control, capacity optimization, speed to market, and
offer differentiation. Backed by Schneider Electric's global supply
chain and proven lifecycle methodology -- from energy procurement
through planning, construction, and operation -- the Data Center
Service Provider Team is in a unique position to partner with
co-location, cloud, and hosting providers at a local, regional, and
global level to drive cost savings and performance improvements
throughout the data center lifecycle. 
The Schneider Electric IT Business also announced new leadership
appointments for both the Mission Critical Services & Software
division and Data Center Service Provider Team.  

--  Joe Reele, Vice President, Data Center Solutions Architects. With more
    than 10 years and one million square feet of data center experience,
    Joe leads the development of data center solutions that best meet the
    needs of customers, building the most reliable data centers that
    optimize capacity for co-location and cloud providers.
--  Jason Schafer, Director, Technology & Operations Management,
    Mission Critical Services and Software. Jason brings 18 years of
    mission-critical facilities experience and is responsible for the
    development and coordination of facility operations consultancy
    services, most recently serving as Research Manager for 451 Research's
    Data Center Technologies practice.
--  Mike Hagan, Vice President - Data Center Solutions Provider Division.
    A 26 year industry veteran, Mike is responsible for Schneider
    Electric's sales efforts with Fortune 500 companies, bringing a
    customer-centric approach to data center lifecycle solutions, focusing
    on providing maximum business benefit through proper design, energy
    efficiency and operational excellence.

Compass Datacenters, a Schneider Electric customer, provides Tier III
certified, LEED Gold compliant, standalone dedicated data centers to
its customers without geographical constraints in an accelerated
timeframe, taking care of the complexities associated with data
center design, construction and operations.  
"We are a wholesale data center provider with a unique business model
and we need to provide standalone data centers quickly and
cost-effectively for our customers. Driving energy efficiency
throughout the data center lifecycle helps us to keep costs down
across both IT equipment and in our critical facilities, and
Schneider Electric has provided a consistently high level of service
and quality," said Chris Crosby, CEO, Compass Datacenters.  
Both the Mission Critical Services & Software division and the Data
Center Service Provider Team provide customers with the ability to
better manage every aspect of their data centers including designing,
building and commissioning; operations and monitoring; maintenance,
optimization, and planning; and energy procurement and
sustainability. For more information on Mission Critical Services &
Software division and the Data Center Service Provider team, visit or watch this video.  
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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