ANDOVER, Mass. — Schneider Electric is partnering with Anord Mardix to develop and deploy critical power solutions to the data center market. This partnership will make Anord Mardix’s DATABARTM busway system, PDUs, and static transfer switch (STS) system available to Schneider Electric’s North American data center customers.

Today’s complex IT environments demand modern solutions that reduce time and complexity for operators while optimizing performance, scalability, and cost. By partnering, Schneider Electric and Anord Mardix are providing data center customers with a complete solution to power their critical systems. Using advanced engineering, Anord Mardix has designed a busway system and PDUs that meet today’s electrical distribution requirements. Both solutions simplify installation, deliver on safety, and allow customers to configure systems that meet their facility’s evolving requirements.

“We strive to revolutionize the way our data center customers monitor and manage their critical IT assets and data, including cooling, networking, power, and more,” said Russell Senesac, vice president of data center strategy, Schneider Electric. “We’ve made significant investments in expanding our ecosystem of partners to offer our customers the industry’s most innovative solutions to solve today’s most pressing IT challenges. The addition of Anord Mardix’s PDU and busway offerings to our extensive data center product portfolio will provide customers with the solutions they need to reduce complexity, improve reliability, and adapt to changing business needs.”    

Schneider Electric and Anord Mardix have a long history of working together on an international scale to deliver innovative power solutions to enterprise customers. This expanded partnership is the first time Anord Mardix will collaborate with Schneider Electric’s Secure Power business in the U.S., furthering Schneider’s multi-local strategy. By developing and producing solutions in region, availability increases while delivery time decreases to benefit local customers.

This agreement enhances the Schneider Electric Services value proposition for data center customers by supporting all aspects of their electrical system. This single-point resource streamlines support to provide greater piece of mind to customers.

Anord Mardix brings extensive data center and cloud computing industry expertise with a complete portfolio of industry-leading power management solutions. The combination of the industry’s first intelligent data center busway system and next-gen PDU with Schneider Electric’s EcoStruxure IT platform and architecture will provide customers with an end-to-end solution to ensure power reliability, efficiency, and safety for data center customers.

“As the pace of IT systems deployments continues to increase, customers need solutions that have the flexibility and reliability to meet the demands of modern environments,” said Alexis Stobbe, vice president, Anord Mardix. “Our DATABAR busway systems, PDUs, and STS systems are built for mission critical applications, where reliability, flexibility, and safety are critical. By integrating with Schneider Electric, our joint customers will benefit from a holistic approach to data center power management that enables them to gain performance efficiencies and savings. We are also pleased to announce these products will be manufactured in the United States and shipped from our new 250,000-square-foot facility in Richmond, Virginia.”