Schneider Electric launches Galaxy VM data center UPS

May 28, 2014
New three-phase uninterruptible power supply (UPS) employs the latest in energy efficiency technologies and fully integrates with Schneider Electric's energy management solutions.

Schneider Electric has announced the availability of its Galaxy VM system, a new three-phase uninterruptible power supply (UPS) that employs the latest in energy efficiency technologies and is fully compatible with Schneider Electric's energy management solutions. Designed to integrate into existing electrical, physical and monitoring environments, the Galaxy VM UPS works with Schneider Electric’s StruxureWare data center infrastructure management (DCIM) software applications, building management systems (BMS) and Modbus protocol.

According to the company, the Galaxy VM UPS reduces energy costs through its 99 percent-efficiency ECOnversion mode, which comes with input harmonic correction while combining the advantages of double conversion on-line and advanced ECO mode technologies to operate at the greatest efficiency without putting data center loads at risk. The company notes that this capacity is particularly important as data center operators and managers must balance the need for optimal energy efficiency with maximum uptime and availability.

Enhancing its ease of installation, the Galaxy VM has a highly compact footprint, allowing for top and bottom cable entry, integrated casters for ease of mobility, and back-to-the-wall installation requiring zero clearance, enabling the system to be deployed in seismic zones. The Galaxy VM is also easily configured with Schneider Electric’s ISX Designer configuration tool. Additionally, the Galaxy VM offers flexible energy storage with swappable modular battery modules and fans that can be replaced without the need to go to a maintenance bypass mode, thus increasing availability and load protection.

“Galaxy VM represents the best of Schneider Electric, capitalizing on our 45 years of reliable power protection design while seizing the opportunities presented by new, energy-efficient technologies,” comments Pedro Robredo, vice president, Secure Power, Schneider Electric. “Facility and IT managers can count on Galaxy VM to work with existing systems, while helping drive business results by reducing energy consumption and its related costs.”

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