WEST KINGSTON, RI–(Marketwired – Jan 8, 2014) – Schneider Electric, a global specialist in energy management, today announced the availability of three robust data center Operation Services offerings designed to optimize and simplify data center operations throughout each step of the data center life cycle. Leveraging expertise from the Data Center Lifecycle Services portfolio, Vendor Management, Managed Maintenance and Facility Operations are a group of strategic, vendor-agnostic services that will use trained specialists to ensure critical facilities meet their design objectives, allowing managers to avoid costly downtime and focus on core business goals.
“Once thought of as necessary but expensive cost centers, data centers are now in a position to drive business results and help companies gain a competitive advantage. However, despite increasing system intelligence and automation capabilities, every data center today still needs to rely on effective operation, maintenance, and management by well-trained, organized people,” said David Gentry, vice president, Data Center Services, Schneider Electric. “Schneider Electric’s Operation Services has extensive experience in managing mission-critical facilities around the globe, which is becoming increasingly important as data center managers look to increase performance, reliability and efficiency while minimizing risk, and eliminating the complexities of day-to-day operations.”
Aimed at maximizing equipment availability and reducing instances of downtime, Schneider Electric’s Operation Services offering is comprised of three levels of vendor-agnostic services, which help data center operators lower the total cost of ownership (TCO) and enable them to continuously maintain, operate, monitor, and optimize the data center throughout its life cycle. The Operation Services offerings provide the following services:
- Vendor Management: provides a standardized scope of work and single point of contact for the scheduling and dispatch of 24×7 preventative, corrective and emergency maintenance services across all critical infrastructure disciplines, using both OEM and third-party maintenance vendors.
- Managed Maintenance: an on-site maintenance support service that builds on the offerings provided by Vendor Management and enforces strict change management protocols during the times when your facility is exposed to the greatest amount of risk.
- Facility Operations: a specialized on-site operations and maintenance management program that has been created to meet the demanding requirements of the mission critical facility environment. A highly evolved program, the focus is on emergency preparedness and response, maintenance management, change management, documentation, safety and training, the program is standards-based, quality driven, customizable and scalable.
Services are available immediately in North America. Pricing varies based on the type and combination of services rendered. For more information on Schneider Electric’s Operation Services, please click here.
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 & Infrastructure, Industries & Machines Manufacturers, Non-residential Building, Data Centers & Networks and in Residential. Focused on making energy safe, reliable, efficient, productive and green, the company’s 140,000 plus employees achieved sales of 30.8 billion US dollars (24 billion euros) in 2012, through an active commitment to help individuals and organizations make the most of their energy.
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