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APC By Schneider Electric Announced As Patron Of 6th Data Centres Europe 2010


London, 18 January 2010 – The organizers and researchers of 6th Data Centres Europe 2010 ( have announced today that APC by Schneider Electric is Patron of the event.

Data Centres Europe is the premier regional networking hub for service companies engaged in the sector, and enterprise IT leadership. The event will take place at the Espaces Antipolis, near Nice, France 22-23 April 2010.

The 6th Data Centres Europe 2010 will include a special focus on enterprise customers of data centres and their evolving outsourcing needs as emerging private clouds, new technologies and market shift impact across the sector. Uniquely the conference is provided each year with results of new research conducted by BroadGroup Consulting. Special workshops will cover Data Centre Security, Architecting and Building new Data Centres and the implementation of the European Code of Conduct.

“We are especially delighted by the participation of APC by Schneider Electric at the 2010 event as through its unparalleled commitment to innovation, the company delivers pioneering, energy efficient solutions for datacenters. ,” commented Philip Low, ceo of BroadGroup. “Supported by an all-industry steering group, our own research programmes and unique content, and an exciting line-up of star speakers, data centre players are ensuring they secure presence at the flagship networking event”.

“Energy Efficiency is not a new commitment for Schneider Electric and as it is soon likely to see legislative action over carbon emissions, we are happy to share at Data Centres Europe that profitable steps can be taken to move toward a clean energy future” says Laurent Vernerey, CEO IT Business, Schneider Electric. “The world’s energy system is today at a crossroads. Current global trends in energy supply and consumption are clearly unsustainable - environmentally, socially, and economically. But that can be changed. Our future depends on how successfully we tackle the two energy challenges facing us today: securing the supply of reliable and affordable energy; and effecting a rapid transformation to a low –carbon, efficient and environmentally benign system of energy supply.

Schneider Electric is committed to more than just reducing energy consumption – we are pledging to be a best in class example of energy efficiency in our operations and to set the pace for others in the industrial sector. We engage to answer our customers' problems and help them make the most of their energy,” adds Laurent Vernerey.

Data Centres Europe provides a networking platform for end users, services and solution providers, investors, and professional intermediaries. The event includes the conference, special workshops, exhibition and the annual Awards Ceremony.

Patron of the event is APC by Schneider Electric. Sponsors of the event are: Interxion, TelecityGroup, XKL LLC, Euclyde SA, Strategies/CadwinFM, Lamda Hellix Datacentres, APL, CB Richard Ellis. Keynote/Participating Organization: Microsoft. Industry Partners: Colocation Exchange, Noodlesoft Technologies, TMT Consultants, Media Partners: IX News Search, Data Centre News, Telecom Deal Alert, IT One. PR Partner: VP Communications.

Julia Vockrodt
VP Communications
+44 (0)208 964 0260