David O’Coimin
April 2013
Changes and Trends in the
Small IT Space
Schneider Electric 2- ITB Network Solutions
Agenda
Solution Overview
Schneider Electric’s IT Business
Today’s Small IT Env...
Schneider Electric 3- ITB Network Solutions
Small
Office
Remote
Office
Large-Extra Large
Data Center
Server Room Small-Med...
Schneider Electric 4- ITB Network Solutions
Small
Office
Remote
Office
Large-Extra Large
Data Center
Server Room Small-Med...
Schneider Electric 5- ITB Network Solutions
Dynamics of the Server Room
On-Premise Equipment
Loads are being virtualized, ...
Schneider Electric 6- ITB Network Solutions
Dynamics of the Network Closet
Many businesses have robust strategies in the d...
Schneider Electric 7- ITB Network Solutions
Dynamics of Small Offices
Small, distributed offices are in some cases being c...
Schneider Electric 8- ITB Network Solutions
IT managers are struggling to do more with less space, money and time.
Real IT...
Schneider Electric 9- ITB Network Solutions
How we are adapting to change in this space
●We have recognized the trends tha...
Schneider Electric 10- ITB Network Solutions
Racks &
Cable management
Management
Cooling &
Ventilation Power
protection
Ph...
Schneider Electric 11- ITB Network Solutions
We offer the most manageable,
most adaptable physical
infrastructure for smal...
Schneider Electric 12- ITB Network Solutions
Simple
Simple, Adaptable, Manageable
Is Simple
•Standardized solution designs...
Schneider Electric 13- ITB Network Solutions
Simple, Adaptable, Manageable
Simple
Is Adaptable
•Plug and play components t...
Schneider Electric 14- ITB Network Solutions
Simple, Adaptable, Manageable
Simple
Is Manageable
•Remote monitoring and con...
Schneider Electric 15- ITB Network Solutions
Summary
• The Small IT Environment is changing but becoming
more critical tha...
Schneider Electric 16- ITB Network Solutions
APPENDIX
ISX for Small IT Spaces
Schneider Electric 17- ITB Network Solutions
Customer friendly tools and
information available in
variety of places.
Easy ...
Schneider Electric 18- ITB Network Solutions
Telling our story…
In one sentence: We offer the most manageable, most adapta...
Schneider Electric 19- ITB Network Solutions
Telling our story…
In three minutes: APC by Schneider Electric has been trust...
Schneider Electric 20- ITB Network Solutions
Solution Guide
Detailed
configuration
bill of materials
Design options for
cu...
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  • Who is ITB? You know us mostly as the APC and MGE brands, but we represent the portion of Schneider Electric focused on the Data Center and Network spaces spanning all the way from Small Office IT up through extra large data centers. We are developing and delivering industry leading IT infrastructure solutions by: -understanding and adapting to change in the industry -leading innovative research and development -understanding real customer challenges and -helping our customers to plan for future growth and changeAs technology changes span across buildings of all shapes and sizes, the IT business has the unique ability to connect components from all of the Schneider businesses, creating seamless solutions that lead to more efficient use of energy and resources. APC has an history of innovation in the IT space, and continues to employ hundreds of R&D engineers leading research and driving innovation in the industry.
  • ITBs various offers cover 5 main IT environments. Today we will focus outside the datacenter on the Small IT Spaces – branch office, network closet and server room.
  • On premise equipment that was once being deployed in traditional server rooms is being virtualized, consolidated and moved. As some loads are moving to large datacenters, some are being consolidated on-premise in a smaller 1-2 rack server room. The footprint is getting smaller, but it wont go away completely. No matter how much IT equipment moves offsite, companies still need to connect to the data, and protecting that connection is critical to ensuring business continuity.
  • After years of research and customer feedback, we understand the reality of IT spaces outside the datacenter. The same business who have very robust protection and management strategies in their datacenters are often neglecting their network closets.IT managers are dealing with small rooms, often that were never designed for IT equipment. They have to install their equipment into shared spaces. These rooms are often unventilated and hot, less than suitable for servers and switches. The rooms are messy and unmanaged, yet some of the most important connectivity equipment is installed there.One thing is for sure, with the increase of expectations of network availability everywhere, these forgotten spaces are becoming the critical spaces.
  • After years of research and customer feedback, we understand the reality of IT spaces outside the datacenter. The same business who have very robust protection and management strategies in their datacenters are often neglecting their distributed server room and network closets.IT managers are dealing with small rooms, often that were never designed for IT equipment. They have to install their equipment into shared spaces. These rooms are often unventilated and hot, less than suitable for servers and switches. The rooms are messy and unmanaged, yet some of the most important connectivity equipment is installed there.One thing is for sure, with the increase of expectations of network availability everywhere, these forgotten spaces are becoming the critical spaces.
  • So why are we here today ? We are adapting to the changes and have created a new offer based on 4 main points. The first is that field research indicated that customers need simple solutions to common problems, made up of parts they can get quickly. Second point is that as a market leader, we want to actively support trends that are transforming the industry. Ex. Virtualization is allowing customers to make the most of their energy, which is at the heart of our business. Third point – as we transform to a solution provider, we can easily be a one stop shop for customers needs. Finally, we know that tailoring solutions that solve real customer problems is critical as the IT space becomes more complex. IT managers have enough technology to deal with, protecting it should be the easy part.
  • Our unique value proposition is simple. We offer the most manageable, most adaptable infrastructure for small IT environements, while at the same time keeping it as simple as possible to configure order and install.There is a key message which we want to convey in our solution set. We have made things simple to deal with. We have designed solutions using adaptable components, because we know that the spaces IT managers use are often not big square rooms… and we made these solutions manageable, providing monitoring and control over the network to bring information about the environment and conditions to the customer.
  • Simplicity is a key feature of our solutions. We provide information in many forms, including updated web resources, reference designs, white papers and Solution guides that specifically address the small IT spaces. We have free product selectors to help customers determine their needs. We also have design tools for our certified partners to use that make it easy to create solutions using APC and 3rd party components.“makes it simple… one word descriptions”
  • Across our customer base, almost every distributed IT environment is different. Different sizes, different power needs, different conditions, and different pre-existing equipment. We have taken this into considering and created solutions that can easily adapt to different types of spaces. We can offer any or all pieces of an infrastructure solution, and can deploy components over time, as upgrade cycles happen. With such a wide offer, we can serve small and large needs with a similar component set, making different solutions similar enough to manage and maintain across an organization. Our solutions also contain versatile products which can be deployed in different waysPlug and play components… come together like legos..
  • One of the biggest benefits we are giving our customers, is remote manageability. This makes managing one or even a hundred sites much easier. We provide monitoring and control of power distribution and UPS systems. Integrated temperature and humidity monitoring. Proactive notifications to help drive upgrade and maintenance schedules (replacing the “clipboard” method). The beauty of our solution set is that we make recommendations for different needs – so if a customer simply wants to know if the power is on, or even if they need a secure environment with card swipe access and cameras, we can address the customers need.
  • Changes and Trends in the Small IT Space

    1. 1. David O’Coimin April 2013 Changes and Trends in the Small IT Space
    2. 2. Schneider Electric 2- ITB Network Solutions Agenda Solution Overview Schneider Electric’s IT Business Today’s Small IT Environment Summary
    3. 3. Schneider Electric 3- ITB Network Solutions Small Office Remote Office Large-Extra Large Data Center Server Room Small-Medium Data Center Network Closet Delivering industry leading physical Infrastructure solutions by: • Understanding and adapting to change in the industry • Leading innovative research and development • Understanding real customer challenges • Helping customers to plan for future growth and change IT Physical infrastructure for IT Rooms of all sizes POWER Power distribution and life spaces BUILDINGS Automation, HVAC, security INDUSTRY Industrial and factory automation ENERGY Generation and transmission Branch Office
    4. 4. Schneider Electric 4- ITB Network Solutions Small Office Remote Office Large-Extra Large Data Center Server Room Small-Medium Data Center Network ClosetBranch Office Today we will focus on environments outside the data center
    5. 5. Schneider Electric 5- ITB Network Solutions Dynamics of the Server Room On-Premise Equipment Loads are being virtualized, consolidated and moved off premise. On-premise IT footprint gets smaller but doesn’t go away
    6. 6. Schneider Electric 6- ITB Network Solutions Dynamics of the Network Closet Many businesses have robust strategies in the data center while network closets and small IT rooms are often neglected. The forgotten space is becoming a critical space.
    7. 7. Schneider Electric 7- ITB Network Solutions Dynamics of Small Offices Small, distributed offices are in some cases being consolidated, but in other cases are being opened to maintain local business presence. Employees working from home/the road present additional connectivity concerns and challenges. Small offices have little or no dedicated IT space.
    8. 8. Schneider Electric 8- ITB Network Solutions IT managers are struggling to do more with less space, money and time. Real IT challenges Lack of dedicated space for IT equipment Comprehending cloud computing Unplanned growth and change of IT needs Lack of onsite technical resources Lack of budget/funding for physical infrastructure Subpar operating conditions for IT equipment Leveraging virtualization and consolidation opportunities
    9. 9. Schneider Electric 9- ITB Network Solutions How we are adapting to change in this space ●We have recognized the trends that are transforming the industry, especially virtualization and cloud computing. ●We have completed research that indicates there are needs we can serve with products available today. ●We are transforming to a solution provider beyond the data center, to become an easy, one stop shop for our customers physical IT infrastructure needs. ●We are tailoring solutions to solve real customer challenges in small IT spaces that are becoming more complex as time passes.
    10. 10. Schneider Electric 10- ITB Network Solutions Racks & Cable management Management Cooling & Ventilation Power protection Physical security Power distribution Services Business Overview 25 | Rev 1 We are bringing our best of breed components together in an intelligent way to address today’s challenges for Small IT Spaces
    11. 11. Schneider Electric 11- ITB Network Solutions We offer the most manageable, most adaptable physical infrastructure for small IT environments, while at the same time keeping it as simple as possible to configure, order and install. manageable adaptable simple Simple for Small IT Spaces
    12. 12. Schneider Electric 12- ITB Network Solutions Simple Simple, Adaptable, Manageable Is Simple •Standardized solution designs for today’s challenges •Free white papers that address typical IT applications •Product and solution selectors available on the web •Design tools to help our certified partners create solutions for Small IT Spaces
    13. 13. Schneider Electric 13- ITB Network Solutions Simple, Adaptable, Manageable Simple Is Adaptable •Plug and play components that come together easily •Racks & enclosures in different heights, widths and depths •Versatile products that can be deployed in multiple ways •Scalable architecture that allows for future growth for Small IT Spaces
    14. 14. Schneider Electric 14- ITB Network Solutions Simple, Adaptable, Manageable Simple Is Manageable •Remote monitoring and control of power systems •Integrated environmental monitoring •Proactive maintenance and alert notifications •Centralized management for multiple devices and sites for Small IT Spaces
    15. 15. Schneider Electric 15- ITB Network Solutions Summary • The Small IT Environment is changing but becoming more critical than ever before • Our customers face new challenges as IT deployment methods change and the need for availability increases • APC has developed infrastructure solutions for small IT spaces that are Simple, Adaptable, and Manageable • APC is leading the way with solutions tailored for today’s challenges and tomorrow’s growth
    16. 16. Schneider Electric 16- ITB Network Solutions APPENDIX ISX for Small IT Spaces
    17. 17. Schneider Electric 17- ITB Network Solutions Customer friendly tools and information available in variety of places. Easy to read guides that present challenges and solutions Certified partners who are trained to help customers put the right solutions in place Intuitive design tools to simplify the task of solution configuration Easy fulfillment process using standard parts available in normal distribution channels 1 2 3 4 5 Enabling Solution Configuration for Small IT Spaces
    18. 18. Schneider Electric 18- ITB Network Solutions Telling our story… In one sentence: We offer the most manageable, most adaptable infrastructure for small IT environments, while at the same time keeping it as simple as possible to configure, order and install. In 30 seconds: By integrating management into our world renown product offer, we help our customers solve problems such as lack of onsite resources and rising energy costs. We provide our customer with the most manageable power infrastructure that allows energy usage monitoring, outlet control and automation. We keep installation costs down by making our products simple to install and configure, as well as shipping products in a “ready to install” state, making our solutions truly “plug and play”. Manageable, Adaptable, Simple
    19. 19. Schneider Electric 19- ITB Network Solutions Telling our story… In three minutes: APC by Schneider Electric has been trusted to protect critical networking and computing equipment for almost 30 years. Now, by not only protecting, but also allowing essential and affordable remote management, we can offer our customers new ways to solve problems, reduce costs and manage IT installations from anywhere in the world. Our 3 commitments: Ease of manageability: giving as much remote monitoring and control of our equipment as we can to IT managers. Simplicity: making our solutions the easiest to install, configure and integrate into existing IT systems. Adaptability: supporting the flexibility our customers need by ensuring our solutions can be adapted to fit any need at any time. Manageable, Adaptable, Simple
    20. 20. Schneider Electric 20- ITB Network Solutions Solution Guide Detailed configuration bill of materials Design options for customizing any solution Business justification and high level details Features and benefits

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