Dubai – MENA Herald: Schneider Electric, a global leader in energy management and automation, welcomed customers and industry experts to its two-day ‘Cooling for Future Data Centers’ program in Italy to share the latest technologies and solutions for IT cooling.

Held at the EMEA Cooling Excellence Center in Conselve, Schneider Electric presented its comprehensive range of cooling solutions through Air and Water Cooling solution for indoor and out door applications. The company also hosted attendees at the factory acceptance test (FAT) laboratories and at the Conselve manufacturing facility.

The global data center cooling market is anticipated to grow from US$6.26 billion in 2015 to reach US$11.85 billion by 2020, according to a 2015 study by US-based market intelligence and research firm Research and Markets. This is a direct result of the surging demand for data centers due to the widespread uptake of cloud computing and virtualization.

Remarking on the numbers, Anne-Marie Gignac, Vice President of Cooling Business, Schneider Electric, said: “The trend will continue as sustainability becomes a priority for governments and private entities. While the demand is on the rise, we see a real need for awareness and training on the importance of cooling and climate management for optimization of IT and data assets. Hosting this two-day program was a step towards achieving this macro goal. We educated our customers on the life cycle of a data center, and technologies to help enterprises develop, thrive and stay on par with competition.”

Samir El Hassanin, Director Cooling & Secure Power – EMEA South, Schneider Electric, said: “The current geopolitical scenario and economic reforms in Middle East and North Africa are driving governments and corporates to seek energy efficient solutions. IT Cooling is one such area where efficiency needs to be embedded into technology and optimized for smarter businesses and infrastructure.

“To this end, we are pleased to welcome our loyal customers from the MEA region. Since Schneider Electric’s acquisition of Uniflair, we have expanded our footprint in data center cooling solutions. Currently occupying 80% market share in this space, we are committed to empowering customers and sharing industry know-how and best practices to help enrich their enterprises in an energy efficient manner.”

Schneider Electric offers a complete line of cooling products that deliver energy efficiency to enterprises without compromising on quality. The two-day agenda included latest key insights from technology experts from the US and EMEA. Customers viewed Air cooled Modulating chillers, New Adiabatic Chillers, New complete range of InRoom CW with underfloor fans sessions.

In 2010, Uniflair was acquired and integrated into Schneider Electric. The combination of Schneider Electric’s APC and Uniflair cooling products has created a comprehensive portfolio of solutions for virtually any cooling needs in critical IT environments.