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Sydney (Australia), May 16, 2018
Schneider Electric, the leader in digital transformation of energy management and automation, and the Central Bank of Papua New Guinea (BPNG) today announced a partnership to implement an EcoStruxure IT solution to deliver a secure, energy efficient and state of the art data centre in the nation’s second biggest city.
The data centre in Lae will be the second data centre Schneider Electric has participated in delivering for the BPNG. The first was at the Bank’s head office in Port Moresby.
Schneider Electric’s EcoStruxure IT provides a one-stop data centre solution, including UPSs, racks, PDUs, power, BMS, software, services and cooling systems to protect critical information and data. This enables BPNG to deliver a highly available, scalable and secure facility for local and international business needs plus support a cash distribution centre. The two data centres in Lae and Port Moresby are a significant commitment from BPNG.
Schneider Electric’s Vice President of IT Joe Craparotta, said: “Data centres play a critical role in banking and national infrastructure, and we appreciate this opportunity of continuing our role in supplying our global expertise in data centre solutions and energy management for the nation’s central bank.”
The BPNG Governor, Loi Bakani, said: “We chose to partner with Schneider Electric on this important project because of their global reputation and tested experience in the data centre market. The new data centre will serve not only the city of Lae, but the rest of Papua New Guinea and will increase the country’s capacity to manage data. We chose the Lae location because of the proximity to cash crops like cocoa and coffee that are grown in the area. Local farmers will benefit from the new cash distribution centre we will open along with it.”
“The Bank of Papua New Guinea is undergoing the process of digitising records, which will continue to require computing power and data security. This investment is absolutely critical in continuing to drive positive infrastructure projects,” concludes Mr Bakani.
Schneider Electric’s National Sales Manager Commercial & Industrial, Karthik Iyer, said: “BPNG can gain maximum efficiency as the data centre incorporates our most energy-efficient cooling and UPS technologies. The data centre’s physical infrastructure has been designed to support future demands driven by growth and IoT in Papua New Guinea.”