The acquisition of Fremont, California-based ZPE, which offers critical solutions and services to deliver resilience and security for customers’ business-critical infrastructure, complements Legrand’s existing product lines and solutions. Hartford, Connecticut-based Legrand is a global specialist in electrical and digital building infrastructures, including data centers. Among ZPE’s portfolio are serial console servers, sensors, and services routers that enable remote access and management of network IT equipment from data centers to the edge.
“ZPE Systems leads the fast growing and profitable data center and edge management infrastructure market. This acquisition allows Legrand to enter a promising new segment whose strong growth is expected to accelerate further with the development of artificial intelligence and associated needs,” says John Selldorff, President and CEO of Legrand, North and Central America. “Edge computing, AI and operational technology will require more complex data centers and edge infrastructure with intelligent IT needs to be built in disparate remote geographies. This makes remote management and operation a critical requirement. ZPE Systems is well positioned to address this need through high performance automation infrastructure solutions, which are complementary to our current data center offerings.”
The deal combines ZPE’s secure and open management infrastructure and services delivery platform for data center, branch, and edge environments with Legrand’s comprehensive data center solutions of overhead busway, custom cabinets, intelligent PDUs, KVM switches, and advanced fiber solutions.
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