Schneider Electric Creates Partner Community to Support Launch of Next-Gen EcoStruxure Platform

Microsoft and Intel are among initial group of ecosystem partners who can create or co-create solutions and applications.

RUEIL-MALMAISON, France – Schneider Electric announces the launch of its next generation EcoStruxure architecture and platform to deliver IoT-enabled solutions at scale for building, grid, industry and data center customers.

The enhanced architecture and platform is open, scalable and interoperable, connecting the three core layers of Schneider Electric’s technology stack, from connected products, to edge control, to applications, analytics and services. The next-gen platform is said to deliver enhanced value around safety, reliability, efficiency, sustainability and connectivity of IoT-enabled operations.

Technology and Consortium Partners

As part of the launch, the company is establishing a new partner community with technology and consortium partners to maximize the benefits its customers receive of an IoT-enabled operation.
According to a news release, flagship partners enabling this latest EcoStruxure release include:

Microsoft: Microsoft provides the Azure cloud platform for the delivery of Schneider Electric’s digital services, apps and analytics. Azure provides the cloud backbone for EcoStruxure, easing technology development on the platform. The partnership enables Schneider Electric to rapidly scale public, private and hybrid cloud solutions, including new digital services such as the company’s Conext 2 advisor, built on the Microsoft Azure IoT Technology. Conext 2 advisor is a secure monitoring and control solution for managing and optimizing the performance of solar power plants, and is delivered as a cloud-based service, accessible on computers or mobile devices.

Intel: Schneider Electric leverages Intel’s smart Field Programmable Gateway Arrays (FPGA) devices to power its sensors and devices, networks and the cloud. Intel’s FPGAs enhance the performance, power and flexibility of the EcoStruxure architecture to enable smarter operations.

New partnerships are also continually emerging with specialized technology providers like Zuora and global industry leaders like the company’s recently announced partnership with Panasonic, both of which further enable the delivery of new technology, new services, new business models, and more service-oriented value for customers.

Schneider Electric also serves on the board of the Industrial Internet Consortium and Thread Group, where it is working with other leading organizations to accelerate the growth and development of IoT solution architectures and standards for the industrial and home automation industries.

Ecosystem of Developers

The company is also further establishing its innovation community for each of its end markets. Each community includes open access for an ecosystem of developers and data scientists, as well as hardware and service partners to create or co-create solutions and applications for EcoStruxure.

These communities include the portfolio of companies involved in the company’s Silicon Valley Innovation Program, including Planet Ecosystem, Digital Lumens and OhmConnect that have already begun to integrate their IoT solutions into the EcoStruxure architecture and platform.

For more information on the company’s EcoStruxure architecture, go here.

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