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Customers Say Data Center Reference Designs Speed and Simplify Projects

Schneider Electric offers a fantastic project planning tool called Data Center Reference Designs. And just like our industry-recognized, popular white papers and TradeOff Tools, it’s totally free and easy to access. Our entire design library can be viewed through our online selector. These high-level conceptual plans simplify planning by helping project teams quickly determine key project parameters (e.g. capacity, redundancy, efficiency, density, budget, and so on). A validated data center design, along with owner constraints and preferences, have served as solid inputs to mastering these detailed designs.

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Customer Feedback Verifies Data Center Reference Designs

Here’s some feedback that I’ve gotten personally:

“I hadn’t ever really seriously considered prefab, containerized stuff before…but your reference designs crystallized the idea of them for me.  The depth of your designs showed me in a very practical sense that prefab could work well for us.”  – Engineering Manager for Fortune 500 Company

“What attracted me to the reference designs was that I have previously spent a lot of time and effort putting together a bespoke high-level Data center design for clients and it seemed I was reinventing the wheel each time. The reference design covers the high-level requirements of my clients and gives them quickly a realistic view of the project so we can kick off the project faster in a more controlled and deterministic fashion.” – Consulting Firm Manager

“…the fact that it provided a description, a checklist of equipment used, single line diagrams and layouts were all seen as very useful tools and information to get from the project outline to a method of reviewing the scheme very quickly. We are going to confirm the selection options required to generate the relevant Reference Design for future use (they had asked how they could have access to this for themselves!).”  – Schneider Electric Channel Partner

Validated Data Center Designs by Expert Systems Engineers

These things aren’t marketing tools with pretty pictures. We have a dedicated Systems Engineering team who creates them. Technical experts from across our various business units then validate the designs. The design documentation includes a high level Design Summary PDF (available through the selector) and an Engineering Package (available via request) which includes CAD drawings of the electrical one lines, piping diagrams, dimensioned floor layouts, and an equipment list.

We have a growing number of data center owners, consultants, partners and design firms who are using them to make quick and easy tradeoffs to figure out the key project parameters such as capacity, redundancy levels, density, area, PUE target, and budget. Many of them are being used as a foundation for the detailed design that will be ultimately built.  o, I encourage you to check them out. Feel free to email me if you have any questions about how to access the documention or about the designs themselves.


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