Schneider Electric, a digital energy management and automation multinational, says it has created a platform to address the challenges companies face with respect to data protection regulations.
Viviane Mike-Eze, its marketing communications manager, made this known during the international data corporation (IDC) cloud and datacenter roadshow on Wednesday.
According to her, the EcoStruxture, the platform, is designed to “deliver innovation at every level” from connected products to edge control, and applications, analytics and even services.
“The essence of EcoStruxure is to provide enhanced value around safety, reliability, efficiency, sustainability and connectivity for organisations,” she said.
“EcoStruxure leverages advancements in IoT (Internet of Things) mobility, sensing, cloud, analytics and cybersecurity to deliver innovation at every level.
“The data center industry is undergoing profound transformation to support the enormous data volumes and processing demands that are being generated by the “Internet of Things”.
“In 2020, which is almost tomorrow, we would be looking at 30 billion connected things; four billion connected people.
“This is a strong opportunity for growth in the industry as we need to provide solutions that are able to address this challenge.
“It is specifically relevant for us here in Nigeria now with data residency regulations are about to be enforced.”
In February, the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) released a statement to explain the implications of the new European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which was to go into effect on May 25.