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Schneider anticipates regional growth

Estimates worldwide data centre market is worth USD 105 billion

| | Jan 15, 2013 | 1:14 pm
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Estimates worldwide data centre market is worth USD 105 billion

Schneider Electric has announced registering stable growth of four per cent over the last quarter, as well as nine per cent in the first nine months of 2012 for the rest of the world reporting region, that includes the Middle East. A particularly strong momentum was registered by the infrastructure, buildings, power, and IT business units, the announcement revealed.

The company stated that the worldwide data centre market has witnessed a growth of 22% in 2012, to USD 105 billion from USD 86 billion in 2011, with the Middle East being the fastest growing sector in this category.

The company also reported robust global growth in sales for the first three quarters of 2012, recording a rise of 14.9% for infrastructure and 18% for IT business.

The announcements were made at a press briefing held on the opening day of the two-day Schneider Electric’s Middle East Data center Solutions Conference, titled ‘Power to the Cloud’. The session was reportedly headlined by senior management executives from Schneider Electric, including Mike Hughes, Senior VP, EMEA, IT Business; Goktug Gur, Country President, UAE and Oman; Paul-Francois Cattier, Global Vice President, Data centers, IT Business; and Christian Bertrand, Vice President, MEA, IT Business. Addressing the press conference, Gur said: “Schneider Electric offers a comprehensive portfolio of products and solutions.

Our strong reach within the region and resilient relations with our partners and customers have helped us capture a fair share of the market in this critical geography across our business units.”

Schneider Electric executives pointed out that the evolving trend of data centre-focused IT strategies necessitate the synchronisation of IT and facilities management to produce optimal results.

The experts also indicated that virtualisation and cloud computing promise a transformation in services automation and provisioning through driving greater efficiencies within the data centre.

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