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Schneider Electric's APC Targets Energy Use In Data Centers

Schneider Electric has a new channel program for solution providers that handle energy assessments for customers.

Under the program, APC by Schneider Electric engineers visit potential data center customers on behalf of the solution provider to do energy audits of current data center operations. They also do assessments on the impact of moving to a public or private cloud.

"The demands of energy for data centers are increasing while the supply is decreasing," Gordon Lord (pictured at a CRN awards event), director of IT distribution and channel marketing for Schneider Electric, told CRN. "Just look at what virtualization is doing. It is becoming efficient to virtualize storage and servers. But at the same time, it is leading to an increase in density. We need to look at ways to address these hot spots."