A USD3-billion multi-year agreement with Compass Datacenters has been announced by Schneider Electric, a leader in the digital transformation of energy management and automation.
The agreement, announced at its Capital Markets Day meeting with investors, extends the companies’ existing relationship that integrates their respective supply chains to manufacture and deliver prefabricated modular data centre solutions.
The skyrocketing generation and consumption of data, in large part due to the burgeoning AI market, requires a new breed of data centres that can be standardised in their design, manufactured efficiently and delivered more quickly at a lower cost.
Since the inception of the initial agreement between the companies, Schneider Electric has manufactured and delivered about 150 modular data centre solutions to Compass from its West Chester, OH operation. As demand for more data centre solutions increase, the 35 000m2 Red Oak, TX operation – which the companies jointly announced in the summer – will also be used to support projected growth.
“We are extremely grateful for the unwavering support and unparalleled expertise that Schneider Electric has already provided in supplying us with pre-fabricated data centre power rooms,” said Chris Crosby, CEO, Compass Datacenters. “Our collaborative efforts will allow us to meet the increasing demands from our customers to deliver cutting-edge data centre solutions in an innovative manner.”
“We are proud that Compass chose Schneider Electric as their data centre partner because we can provide the infrastructure they require in a predictable and reliable manner,” said Aamir Paul, President, Schneider Electric North America. “The extension of our agreement to continue innovating will address future demands to serve customers in industries ranging from cloud and service providers to semiconductors and EV’s, healthcare and telecommunication, among others.”
Through this unique five-year vendor-supplier agreement, Schneider Electric and Compass Datacenters can deliver on the promise of scalable, modular data centres that offer a simplified design, streamlined manufacturing and the ability to be deployed easily across many environments.
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