The Edge Is Key to Meeting Digital Transformation Demands
Now we’re seeing the same strategy applied to edge data centers. Prefabricated, modular data centers are an ideal solution for delivering edge data center capacity quickly and reliably. All the required infrastructure–power, cooling, racks, UPSs–can be configured and installed in a factory and delivered as a single, modular unit to the data center site (or multiple modules, depending on requirements).
Given that they’re built in a factory under controlled conditions, modular data centers are more reliable over the long haul. They can be configured with management software built-in, enabling remote management capabilities and a high degree of automation. And they can be delivered in weeks or months, not years–and in whatever size is required, including small “micro” data centers.
Few companies, however, have all the components required to deliver a complete, functional data center, not to mention the expertise required to install and configure it. So, it takes effective partnerships to deliver complete edge data center solutions.
Tech Data Partnership Delivers at the Edge
APC by Schneider Electric has a long history of partnering to deliver complete solutions that address customer needs. Of the thousands of partnerships it has established over the years, the 25-year partnership with Tech Data is particularly relevant for the digital transformation era.
Tech Data is a $36.8 billion, Fortune 100 company that has established itself as the world’s leading end-to-end IT distributor. Power and physical infrastructure specialists from Tech Data team up with their counterparts from APC to deliver innovative solutions, including modular and micro data centers. Many of these solutions are pre-certified by major alliance partners, including IBM, HPE, Cisco, Nutanix, Dell EMC and others.
To learn more, access the full story that explains how the Tech Data and APC partnership helps deliver Certainty in a Connected World and effective edge computing solutions that meet today’s time to market requirements.
Rob McKernan is Senior Vice President, IT Channels.
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