HCLTech and Schneider Electric join forces to develop carbon-efficient data centers in APAC

HCLTech, a renowned global technology company, has joined forces with Schneider Electric, a leader in digital transformation for energy management and industrial automation, to pioneer sustainable solutions for data centers in the Asia Pacific (APAC) region. This groundbreaking collaboration aims to address the environmental impact of data centers and promote sustainability initiatives in the fast-growing digital economy.

HCLTech provides cutting-edge industry solutions across various sectors, including Financial Services, Manufacturing, Life Sciences and Healthcare, Technology and Services, Telecom and Media, Retail and CPG, and Public Services. Leveraging its expertise in information technology (IT), HCLTech plans to integrate its best practices with Schneider Electric’s operational technology (OT) to develop data center solutions that optimize efficiency, productivity, and modernization while substantially reducing the overall carbon footprint.

“With the growth of the digital economy, it is important that enterprises responsibly manage their data center energy consumption. We look forward to collaborating with Schneider Electric to develop sustainability solutions for data centers in APAC,” said Tan Boon Hien, Senior Vice President and Head of APAC Sustainability, HCLTech. “Assessing risk and responsibility, we will integrate HCLTech’s best practices in information technology (IT) with Schneider Electric’s operational technology (OT) to develop solutions that significantly help improve efficiency, productivity, and modernization of data centers, reducing the overall carbon footprint.”

Schneider Electric emphasizes the significance of sustainable data centers

Schneider Electric is renowned for integrating world-leading process and energy technologies, providing seamless connectivity from endpoint to cloud across various products, controls, software, and services. The company’s expertise spans homes, buildings, data centers, infrastructure, and industries, making them a natural fit for this ambitious collaboration.

Michel Arres, Vice President of IT Channel and Alliances at Schneider Electric’s International Secure Power Division, emphasized the significance of sustainability in today’s business landscape.

“Sustainability is a critical imperative for businesses today, and we at Schneider Electric believe that we have a key role to play in helping our customers achieve their sustainability goals. We recognize the significant impact of data centers on the environment, particularly regarding energy consumption and carbon emissions,” said Arres. “That’s why we’re excited to partner with HCLTech to develop carbon-efficient solutions for data centers in the Asia Pacific region. By combining our strengths in IT and OT, we can drive the convergence of these domains and enable our customers to achieve sustainable data center operations.”

Delivering converged IT-OT solutions

Enterprises worldwide increasingly focus on sustainability initiatives to bolster their environmental, social, and governance (ESG) ratings. However, the challenge lies in optimizing data center supply chains and ensuring seamless IT and OT process integration.

HCLTech and Schneider Electric’s combined efforts will explore groundbreaking innovations in sustainability and deliver converged IT-OT solutions, aiding clients in meeting regulatory compliances and accelerating decarbonization programs throughout the APAC region.

This collaboration marks a significant step in the race to achieve greener, more sustainable data centers in the Asia Pacific region. As the digital economy expands, HCLTech and Schneider Electric’s joint venture sets a precedent for responsible and eco-friendly data center management.


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