HCLTech goes green with Schneider Electric to transform data centers

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HCLTech has entered into a collaboration with Schneider Electric, the digital automation and energy management firm, to develop carbon-efficient solutions for data centers in the Asia Pacific (APAC) region.

Organizations around the globe are investing in sustainability initiatives to boost their ESG ratings. Siloed IT and operational technology (OT) processes present challenges in optimizing the end-to-end supply chain of data centers.

Together, HCLTech and Schneider Electric will explore innovation in sustainability and deliver converged IT-OT solutions to help clients meet regulatory compliances and accelerate decarbonization programs in the APAC region.

Tan Boon Hien, senior vice president and head of APAC sustainability, HCLTech, said: “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.

“Assessing risk and responsibility, we will integrate HCLTech’s best practices in IT with Schneider Electric’s operational technology to develop solutions that significantly help improve efficiency, productivity and modernization of data centers, reducing the overall carbon footprint.”

Michel Arres, vice president of IT channel and alliances, international secure power division of Schneider Electric, said: “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. We recognize the significant impact of data centers on the environment, particularly in terms of energy consumption and carbon emissions.

“That’s why we’re excited to partner with HCLTech to develop carbon-efficient solutions for data centers in the APAC region. 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.”

This development follows from HCLTech’s previous announcements, where the company signed an end-to-end IT services transformation agreement with VELUX Group and entered into an agreement to acquire Confinale AG to boost digital wealth capabilities.