SOCIO-POLITICAL CHALLENGES faced by developing countries like Pakistan due to causes such as neglect and ineffective planning are the result of energy crisis. There are solutions to such problems and companies like APC by Schneider Electric that have solutions for planning, building and maintaining scalable data centers, are now offering technology-savvy products to suit business models.
Major energy crisis seriously restrict the pace of a country’s industrial and economic progress and as such the need to find new ways and resources to ensure adequate and consistent supply of electric power, while improving efficiency in the utilization of currently available power supply, is the need of the hour.
Today’s technologies offer various solutions for taking optimum advantages of the available energy resources, and meet the ever-expanding demand for electric power and other forms of energy. The global secure power market in these industries stands at $2.5 billion and continues to show healthy growth.
In Pakistan the use of UPS (uninterrupted power supply) equipment has become an urgent need not just for domestic consumption but also for smooth and efficient industrial operations.
There are new technologies being introduced around the world that help in more effective use of current available power and cooling infrastructure. A global specialist and award-winning innovator in energy management technology Schneider Electric, with operations in more than 100 countries is now expanding its presence in Pakistan. By adopting these innovative solutions from Schneider Electric, a developing country like Pakistan can quickly overcome the detrimental power-crisis.
APC by Schneider Electric provides protection against many of the primary causes of data loss, hardware damage and downtime. It is a leading provider of global, end-to-end AC and DC-based back-up power products and services, which include surge suppressors, uninterruptible power supplies (UPS), power conditioning equipment, power management software as well as precision cooling equipment, and professional and consulting services for Nonstop Networking™.
Mr. Munib Khwaja, Vice President of APC by Schneider Electric’s in Pakistan and Afghanistan, said; “The Company sets the standard for quality, innovation and support for power protection solutions from desktop systems to data center operations to entire facilities. APC has a broad range of product based services which includes installation, preventive maintenance, extended warranties, remote monitoring and service plans.”
“APC by Schneider Electric is globally renowned for providing industry leading product, software and systems for home, office, data centre and factory floor applications. The company also flawlessly installs and maintains these systems throughout their extended lifecycle. APC solutions include uninterruptible power supplies (UPS), precision cooling units, racks, physical security and design and management software.’ He added.
A fast, convenient, painless way to uptime is to purchase installation services from an APC certified field service engineer who allows companies to take advantage of project engineering expertise gained from years of experience designing and implementing complex infrastructure solutions. An APC certified installation and commissioning of your solution ensures your equipment is configured for optimal performance, saving you time and money and extending the life of your hardware solution. With the option of installation packages or individual service components, APC installation services are structured in such a way as to allow you to pick and choose what you would like APC to do for you.
A company’s best defense against downtime is an efficient maintenance program; therefore, in order to keep APC systems running at maximum efficiency, it is imperative that Preventive Maintenance be performed on a regular basis. APC service policy is to prevent problems before they occur. Advance power and air systems contain components and parts that wear out over time, thus proper care and regular maintenance helps avoid unnecessary downtime, saving time and money.
In the current state of energy crisis, guaranteed protection for data system in the company is important, with the APC Extended Warranty program, one can have peace of mind knowing that in the unlikely event of a failure; the APC product will be repaired or replaced quickly, minimizing downtime. The APC warranty guarantees free next business day delivery of parts or unit to ensure customers get what they need as soon as they need it.
When it comes to having peace of mind APC by Schneider Eletric has established a reputation over the years for solid products that virtually pay for themselves upon installation thus helping small and medium business ventures to operate efficiently. Companies that have chosen APC products don’t have to worry about system downtime and can focus more on business growth.
With its recent collaboration with Cisco, the worldwide leader in networking for the Internet, Schneider Electric also aims to provide an innovative and comprehensive energy management solution that monitors and manages energy consumption across all building domains. Building owners and managers, architects, contractors, and IT managers can now optimize energy efficiencies and business operations to save energy.
With rising energy costs in buildings accounting for 42 percent of energy usage worldwide, there is an impetus to find ways of reducing energy consumption with these IP/IT devices within buildings and across the network. This joint innovation will help reduce energy consumption in buildings across the globe.
As these innovations are more widely adopted by power producing and distribution companies in Pakistan, the country can hope for a more efficient and optimal use of its current available energy resources and concentrate on developing new avenues to fulfill the ever increasing electricity needs with several cost advantages.