HCLTech, a leading global technology company, has partnered with Schneider Electric, a leader in digital transformation in energy management and industrial automation, to address the environmental impact of data centers by developing carbon-efficient solutions for data centers in the Asia-Pacific region.
The digital economy's exponential growth has resulted in increasing energy consumption in data centers, resulting in higher carbon emissions. In response to this problem, HCLTech and Schneider Electric have pledged to develop innovative sustainability solutions that improve efficiency, productivity and modernization while reducing the total carbon footprint.
Tan Boon Hien, senior vice president and head of APAC Sustainability at HCLTech, emphasized the importance of responsible energy management, saying, “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.”
Sustainability measures are increasingly being prioritized by enterprises around the world in order to enhance their environmental, social and governance (ESG) ratings. However, siloed IT and OT processes have made optimizing the end-to-end supply chain of data centers difficult.
The collaboration plans to integrate HCLTech's best practices in information technology (IT) with Schneider Electric's operational technology (OT). Through this, both companies will be able to advance the convergence of the IT and OT sectors, allowing clients to achieve regulatory compliance and expedite decarbonization programs.
Michel Arres, vice president of IT Channel and Alliances in the International Secure Power Division of Schneider Electric, expressed his enthusiasm for the partnership's potential, saying, "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. 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."
The integration of IT and OT technologies will enable enterprises in the APAC region to meet their sustainability goals, cut carbon emissions and improve overall operational efficiency in their data centers.