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Thursday 21 May 2020

Aveva moves into data centre ops with Schneider Electric

Aveva logoWe caught up with Aveva CEO Craig Hayman as the company was about to release details of its extended partnership with Schneider Electric to tackle the operational needs of multi-site hyperscale data centres. When data centres heavily leaned on, the partnership has come to fruition at an opportune time.

The partnership brings together Aveva’s Unified Operations Centre, which provides monitoring & control, asset performance and operations optimisation, with the control and monitoring capabilities of Schneider Electric’s EcoStruxure for Data Centers, with the aim of bringing deep insight to day-to-day operations. The issue the combo tackles is data centre operators’ need to reduce risks, save costs and optimise performance - while working at scale across several sites. In other words, overcome data centre silos. Key to that is access to relevant, connected data - engineering, operations, performance – and platforms. 

From the Aveva perspective, its industrial background means it is well placed to add to the Schneider Electric data centre capability. It also marks a move into a new sector for Aveva and one of its major moves since the reverse acquisition of 2019. FY20 was a “satisfactory” year for Aveva but it is going into FY21 with the dual challenges of COVID-19 related uncertainty and oil sector disruption. However, as we have highlighted (see here), it does have several strengths to carry into FY21 and is continuing to invest in strategic areas such as cloud and AI. This latest partnership is one such example.

Posted by: Angela Eager

Tags: partnerships   software   datacentres  

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