Schneider Electric

IT migration to cloud-based applications and Infrastructure-as-a-Service


  • Ambitious IT infrastructure transformation to the cloud aimed at increasing business agility and reducing costs


  • Greater business agility – business changes can be addressed in minutes vs. months previously
  • Facilitates the move of servers from physical data centers to Amazon Web Services virtual private cloud environment
  • “Pay as you grow” cloud pricing limits expenditures to services used


Schneider Electric is a global specialist in energy management. The 176-year-old French firm got its start in the steel industry, then expanded into power and control in the last half of the twentieth century. More recently, the company broadened its scope to energy management, a move that extended its business portfolio while doubling sales and employees. Today, Schneider Electric employs more than 110,000 people in approximately 100 countries around the world.

Schneider Electric’s IT infrastructure links the company’s global operations via three multiprotocol label switching (MPLS) networks supplemented by smaller, local networks in various locations. These networks connect approximately 1,000 remote sites with the company’s four major data centers, where many of its critical applications have been consolidated.

Riverbed Technology is working with Schneider Electric to ensure the success of its IT transformation, providing products that ensure fast and reliable, global data access for all employees over the corporate network and the Internet.


  • Cloud Steelhead appliances improve the migration to and performance from infrastructure as a service (IaaS) clouds


We started an ambitious IT transformation program two years ago, with the consolidation of file and print services and application servers to our data centers and the introduction of some cloud-based applications such as and Amazon AWS as an IaaS provider.

Lionel Marie, Network Architect

Schneider Electric

With the Amazon VPC, we can add 10 servers when we need them and turn them off when we don’t.

Lionel Marie, Network Architect

Schneider Electric

Schneider electric logo in green colour words

Rueil-Malmaison, France


Energy and Utilities

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