Schneider Electric, Stratus and Avnet Integrated Join Forces to Deliver the Next Evolution of Innovation to the Network Edge Data Center at Hannover Messe 2022

  • Partnership offers customers a reliable, turnkey, and secure micro data center solution for cutting edge industrial environments.
  • The EcoStruxure™ Micro Data Center (MDC) with Stratus ftServer® will be demonstrated at Hannover Messe 2022 at Hall 11 booth C58.
  • Pre-validated architecture which combines the EcoStruxure™ MDC with Stratus ftServer and pre-loaded software to bring computing power to the factory floor with 40% less engineering time

Munich, Germany – May 30, 2022Schneider Electric™, the leader in digital transformation of energy management and automation announced today their partnership with Stratus Technologies, a global leader in simplified, protected and autonomous Edge Computing platforms, and Avnet Integrated to deliver simplified, zero-touch edge data centers powering the next wave of industrial innovation. At Hall 11, stand C58, visitors will get a hands-on experience of the EcoStruxure™ MDC which combines the Stratus ftServer Edge Computing platform with pre-loaded software, in a physically protected, single enclosure that brings the data center to the factory floor. The architecture is pre-validated through testing by Schneider Electric and Stratus saving 40% in field engineering time, allowing 20% faster time-to-market, and significantly simplifying IT and OT management.

Combining always-on fault tolerance, an uninterruptible power supply, and cybersecurity protections, the EcoStruxure Micro Data Centre with the Stratus ftServer is a powerful, quick and efficient deployment built to meet the demands of industrial applications in the era of Digital Transformation.

Rob McKernan, SVP, Secure Power Europe Region, Schneider Electric, said, “Today Industry 4.0 and the convergence of IT and OT has enabled manufacturers to reach new levels of productivity, efficiency and quality. At Schneider Electric, we share a vision with Stratus and Avnet, which we believe will help customers transform their industrial operations and reap the benefits of digitalization. The standardized solutions we have co-developed significantly reduce the complexities associated with deploying critical IT in factory environments, freeing up valuable time and increasing process efficiency for our customers.”

Stratus ftServer is also ideal to run advanced analytics, AI, and machine learning applications and deploy the latest cybersecurity. Schneider Electric provides physical protection on the enclosure with locks and card readers, along with its NetBotz security and environmental monitoring capabilities.

The EcoStruxure Micro Data Centre with Stratus ftServer is available in 6U, 12U or 42U rack sizes. The pre-engineered micro data centers are available for order, and are factory assembled to customer requirements by Avnet Integrated, a global technology distributor and solutions provider, to offer a one-stop shop for end users, system integrators (SI), and distributors.

Greg Hookings, Director of Business Development – EMEA, Stratus Technologies said, “The EcoStruxure Micro Data Center with Stratus ftServer delivers the reliability, efficiency, rugged protection, and zero-touch operation required by the automation industry. It provides the ability to transform data from critical assets, securely, whether staff are operating at the edge or remotely. Physical protection is matched with application protection and cybersecurity allowing end users, system integrators and owners to deploy computing power where it’s needed and harness the ever-growing data generated by modern automation facilities and processes at the edge.”

Brian Stack, Senior Director, Avnet Integrated EMEA, added, “We are excited to be teaming with Schneider Electric and Stratus to successfully scale global deployment of the EcoStruxure Micro Data Center featuring ftServer solution for industrial edge applications. Avnet Integrated’s global integration footprint, complemented by our complete line of business and service solutions, helps our customers optimize their capital resources, accelerate sales growth and deliver on their brand experience. This winning combination will help deliver the many outstanding capabilities and benefits of Industry 4.0 through IT and OT convergence to our customers worldwide.”

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About Schneider Electric

Schneider’s purpose is to empower all to make the most of our energy and resources, bridging progress and sustainability for all. We call this Life Is On.

Our mission is to be your digital partner for Sustainability and Efficiency.

We drive digital transformation by integrating world-leading process and energy technologies, end-point to cloud connecting products, controls, software and services, across the entire lifecycle, enabling integrated company management, for homes, buildings, data centers, infrastructure and industries.

We are the most local of global companies. We are advocates of open standards and partnership ecosystems that are passionate about our shared Meaningful Purpose, Inclusive and Empowered values.

About Stratus

For leaders digitally transforming their operations to drive predictable, peak performance with minimal risk, Stratus ensures the continuous availability of business-critical applications by delivering zero-touch Edge Computing platforms that are simple to deploy and maintain, protected from interruptions and threats, and autonomous. For 40 years, we have provided reliable and redundant zero-touch computing, enabling global Fortune 500 companies and small-to-medium sized businesses to securely and remotely turn data into actionable intelligence at the Edge, cloud and data center – driving uptime and efficiency. For more information, please visit or follow on Twitter @StratusAlwaysOn and LinkedIn @StratusTechnologies

About Avnet Integrated

Avnet Integrated is the integration arm of Avnet Inc. and globally offers comprehensive systems integration, business and service solutions.  Collaborating with the industry’s premier platform suppliers, Avnet Integrated helps customers optimize capital, accelerate sales and deliver on their brand experience, ultimately accelerating revenue and margin growth.
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