Schneider Electric announces cloudy Smart-UPS

two-clouds-1385018843_27_contentfullwidthSchneider Electric has released APC Smart-UPS with SmartConnect intelligent cloud management for its UK & Ireland channel.

The outfit claims it is the first cloud-enabled uninterruptible power supply (UPS) for distributed IT environments and enables businesses, unusually small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) that have limited IT staff and resources, to manage the health of their UPS systems.

SmartConnect uses the Schneider Electric cloud-enabled EcoStruxure IT architecture to gather and send data about the health and status of a customer’s UPS devices including battery replacement, warranty renewal and UPS performance notifications.

It also provides a secure, cloud-based web portal where customers can view the status of their UPS, accessible from any internet-connected device, send customisable automatic notifications, firmware notification updates and advanced troubleshooting support through an easy-to-use remote monitoring interface.

It can be deployed right out of the box without any configuration required – making it easy for even non-technical users to install.

SmartConnect cloud-powered technology also enables managed service providers (MSPs) to expand their offerings to deliver remote UPS monitoring for SMB clients. This provides MSPs with a more significant opportunity to serve their customers through value-added power infrastructure services better while generating new revenue streams – all with minimal effort and no additional cost.

Connected APC Smart-UPS with SmartConnect is one of the latest products available as part of Schneider Electric’s EcoStruxure IT Data Center Management as a Service architecture. The foundation of EcoStruxure IT is built on intelligent, connected solutions that leverage data-driven insights to simplify the maintenance and operation of IT physical infrastructure by improving performance operation, enabling remote visibility and monitoring, and providing expert services capabilities.