EcoStruxure, a platform of Schneider Electric, says it will leverage advancements in IoT mobility, sensing, cloud, analytics and cyber security to ensure innovations in the country.
The platform, it said, will also ensure efficiency, profitability and connectivity in organisations.
Mrs. Viviane Mike-Eze, the Marketing Communication Manager, said the whole essence was to enhance safety, reliability, efficiency, and sustainability.
Speaking at the IDC Data Centre Roadshow in Lagos on Sunday, Mike-Eze noted that the data centre industry was undergoing profound transformation to support the enormous data volumes and processing demands that are being generated by the “Internet of Things”.
The Internet of Things is the network of physical devices, vehicles, home appliances, and other items embedded with electronics, software, sensors, actuators, and connectivity which enables these things connect and exchange data, creating opportunities for more direct integration of the physical world into computer-based systems, resulting in efficiency improvements, economic benefits, and reduced human exertions.
“In 2020, which is almost tomorrow, we would be looking at 30 billion connected things; four billion connected people. This is a strong opportunity for growth in the industry as we need to provide solutions that are able to address this challenge.
“It is specifically relevant for us here in Nigeria now with data residency regulations are about to be enforced,” she said.
According to her, to succeed in the industry, businesses have to accelerate their time to market in the design, build phases and reach operational excellence for customer satisfaction.
“They will expand their businesses and keep up with fast growing market; all while reducing energy cost and improving sustainability.
“ EcoStruxure architecture has a strong role to play in assisting organisations to address these challenges by leveraging connected products, edge control and analytics to optimize asset performance and drive profitability ,” Mike-Eze added.
She disclosed that as result of its digital infrastructure, Google was leveraging on its empowerment of 21st Century Technologies for the set-up of its Google Station and City WiFi in Nigeria.
“21st Century Technologies is a very strong player coming up in the market, the first Nigerian company to set up a Tier 4 design data centre, and it is set to be the biggest on the African continent.
“All the equipment in 21st Century Technologies, from the data management facility to the building management system; their alternative power solutions — all of these are Schneider Electric EcoStruxure Solutions.’’
EcoStruxure technology is creating the path for the digital transformation of industries in Nigeria.