“Since their launch, the DatacenterDynamics Leaders Awards have become the ‘Oscars’ of our industry. We’re very pleased therefore to receive this accolade – it is a great credit to the team of people who worked on this project both at SagradaFamilia and within Schneider Electric”
Executive Vice-President, IT Business, Schneider Electric, Hal Grant, on winning the prestigious DatacenterDynamics Leaders EMEA Award in the Modular Deployment category
On the 21st December 2015, Schneider Electric won the prestigious DatacenterDynamics Leaders EMEA Award in the Modular Deployment category. This was for their state-of-the-art customized pre-fabricated Micro Data Centre installed at SagradaFamilia in Barcelona, Spain.
The award was presented to Schneider Electric’s client, CIO for SagradaFamilia, Fernando Villa during an evening ceremony hosted by television personality, Alexander Armstrong at London’s Lancaster Hotel.
Schneider Electric seems to be on a roll when it comes to winning awards.
The global specialist in energy management and automation eventually received an award only a month later for their Back-UPS Connect™ BGE50ML UPS (uninterruptible power supply), which had been named a CES 2016 Innovation Awards Honoree in the category of “Portable Power” as noted in Schneider Electric Connect™ BGE50ML is CES 2016 Innovation Award Honoree.
The DatacenterDynamics Leaders EMEA Award in the Modular Deployment category was received by CIO for SagradaFamilia, Fernando Villa how is clearly the very pleased client, quote: “The security of our IT operations is vital. To ensure adaptable and scalable infrastructure in a period of transformation meant we needed to think laterally. The Micro data centre supplied by Schneider Electric fully meets our requirements in terms of portability and adaptability with no inconvenience to tourists, construction work or the way we function as an active church. I am delighted with the Award!”
So what’s so special about the Data Center installed at SagradaFamilia?
SagradaFamília Micro Data Centre – Schneider Electric’s Data Center on wheels
The SagradaFamília is a church that is the most visited tourist attraction in Barcelona.
A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Schneider Electric designed and manufactured a customised pre-fabricated Micro Data Centre that can easily be moved when necessary. Effectively this is a Data Center on wheels, the Schneider Electric integrated pre-fabricated Data Center solution enables SagradaFamília with some amazing capabilities:
- Manage the Church’s security
- Control the millions of tourists that visit the Church
The SagradaFamília Micro Data Centre required minimal installation and was ergonomically installed so as to blend in with the aesthetics of the church and cause minimal disruption to the visiting faithful.
The Micro Data Centre was delivered to the site with racks, UPS, power distribution, cooling and management pre-installed and ready for deployment. It’s durable, with easily disconnectable electrical and mechanical connections for easy maintenance of Data Center modules and its interior infrastructure components.
Schneider Electric award comes as a blessing for the rest of 2016, as it heralds increased interest in their Micro Data Centre solutions as noted by Executive Vice-President, IT Business, Schneider Electric, Hal Grant, quote: “The Award comes at a great time, as we are seeing increased interest for our Micro data centre solutions to meet emerging IoT and edge computing applications.”
This latest Award confirms their prowess in making customizable solution to suit any client.
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