Monday, October 31, 2011

Schneider brings StruxureWare to data centres

Globally  acclaimed specialist in energy management for data communications, Schneider Electric, has introduced StruxureWare for Data Centers.

This comes in form of a management software suite designed to address all aspects of the data centre physical infrastructure needed to maximize availability and efficiency.

Confirming this, Mr. Kevin Brown, vice president, data Centre global offer and strategy, Schneider Electric, said the StruxureWare for Data Centers combines Schneider Electric’s Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) and Data Center Facility Management (DCFM) software tools.

These, he said, would provide data gathering, monitoring and automation, and planning and implementation functionalities enabling an integrated and multifaceted view of all the mission critical physical systems of the data centre. This new offering empowers data centre managers by giving them access to all the data and tools they need to operate data centers that are more reliable, efficient, productive, safe and green.

“Data centre environments traditionally rely on siloed management tools that require the knowledge and experience of numerous IT and facility professionals leveraging specialised management dashboards to obtain the information they need,” he said.

Brown also said that with StruxureWare for Data Centers, Schneider Electric is providing a toolset from which the data centre manager could access and manage across the domains of the IT room, building electrical power and power quality, facility and data centre cooling and physical security.

“This management software suite delivers comprehensive, accurate real time data enabling them to take action based on the complete picture of the data centre,” he said.

Further, he explained that the StruxureWare for Data Centers management software suite would offer a variety of software tools to improve both the monitoring and the operational aspects of comprehensive data centre management.

He outlined some of these tools include the StruxureWare for Data Centers: Monitoring Suite and Operations Suite.

On the monitoring suite, he said, it would offer a series of core and advanced options for real-time visualisation, notification and reporting of the physical facility and data centre systems for electrical power, cooling, security and IT infrastructure elements.

The monitoring suite, he pointed out further consist of StruxureWare Central which is formerly InfraStruXure Central; A fundamental, vendor-neutral software system that provides a unified view and analysis of complex IT physical infrastructure that communicates with building, power, enterprise and network management systems to ensure quality, and increase both energy and cost efficiencies.

“The new StruxureWare Central for Blackberry and iPhone apps provide data centre managers with the same active alarms, alarm history, device groups and current sensor values found in the StruxureWare Central desktop user interface without being tied to a computer screen,” he said among others.

While the StruxureWare for Data Centers: Operations Suite entails a second generation DCIM framework enabling customers to gain control of their day-to-day operations where capacity limitations, frequent changes and availability are daily challenges for data centre managers.

StruxureWare Operations, he said, is enterprise DCIM framework providing a scalable and fault tolerant solution encompassing all aspects of modern data centre management, ranging from asset and capacity control over dashboards to smart phone integration.

“The framework provides the ability to forecast future budgets for expanding and consolidating data centre operations as well as the impact these changes would have on various aspects of the facility,” he said.

Emphasising that through transparency into data centre key performance indicators (KPIs), customers are assisted in making informed decisions about service level agreements and controlling operational costs.

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1 comment:

MisYahd said...

The advanced options for real-time visualisation, notification and reporting of the physical facility and data center is absolutely brilliant.