Aveva partners with Schneider Electric for hyperscale data centre software  



Craig Hayman, Aveva CEO Craig Hayman, Aveva CEO

UK-based software company Aveva has announced a partnership with Schneider Electric to operate and maintain hyperscale data centres.

The project uses Aveva’s industrial software in its unified operations centre and Schneider’s EcoStruxure control and monitoring system for data centres.

Aveva CEO Craig Hayman (pictured) said: “It is a major strategic milestone for us to extend the partnership into new markets and reach more clients, combining Aveva’s strong heritage of delivering end-to-end unified solutions with Schneider Electric’s deep data centre expertise and global execution capabilities. Our joint customers are empowered by the standardised systems and processes resulting in improved workforce efficiency across multiple and the entire enterprise.”

Paris-based Schneider Electric is the largest shareholder in Aveva, with a 60% stake following a 2018 merger with the French company’s own industrial software business. But Aveva is independently one of the largest software companies in the UK.

Pankaj Sharma, executive VP of Schneider’s secure power division, said: “At a time when the world’s digital infrastructure is being pushed to its limits, Schneider and Aveva are delivering a comprehensive solution for hyperscale data centres to operate and maintain their critical environments.”


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The companies said that their new joint solutions will “provide a homogenous view of engineering, operations and performance across a heterogenous, legacy installed base”.

The aim is to connect platforms and data sets that previously existed in disparate systems, they added. “They will also be able to scale regardless of number of sites or global location. Data centre staff will be empowered to make faster, more informed decisions and optimise asset and operational efficiency throughout the data centre lifecycle.”

Sharma added: “The solution can take data that has long been managed at individual data centres, often in siloed sub-systems, [and] normalise it across multiple sites.”

It will provide “real-time decision making”, he said. “The complete solution will deliver operational efficiency and a more reliable data centre fleet.”

“Aveva and Schneider Electric’s unique partnership is already delivering tremendous value for our industrial customers across the board,” said Hayman.

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