Schneider Electric Announces StruxureWare(TM) Data Center Operation for Co-location

Schneider Electric Announces StruxureWare(TM) Data Center Operation for Co-location 
New Co-location Facilities Application Alleviates Multi-Tenant Data
Center Challenges and Helps Providers Run Data Centers as a Business 
WEST KINGSTON, RI -- (Marketwire) -- 01/29/13 --  Schneider Electric,
a global specialist in energy management, today introduced
StruxureWare(TM) Data Center Operation for Co-location, a Data Center
Infrastructure Management (DCIM) application within the StruxureWare
for Data Centers Software Suite, that is specifically designed to
address the needs of data centers with multiple tenants. This new
offering is able to optimize data center equipment and space by
providing multi-tenant data center providers and managers --
including wholesale, retail, managed hosting and cloud providers --
with real-time status updates on data center capacities, including
data center power, cooling, and available space, to help identify any
constraints for future expansion and to better allocate equipment and
resources. The application also provides insight into usage and
availability on a tenant level, which enables facility managers to
operate the data center as a business through capabilities like
detailed chargeback for power and integrated tenant billing and
"StruxureWare Data Center Operation for Co-location provides unique
business advantages for multi-tenant data center operators," said
Soeren Brogaard Jensen, Vice President, Solution Software, Schneider
Electric. "This DCIM solution identifies available cage and rack
space and has the ability to integrate tenant billing, saving
co-location providers time while delivering the most accurate
availability information to make business decisions and transactions
on the go, at a speed they have never been able to conduct such
business before."  
Expanding on Schneider Electric's existing end-to-end DCIM software
suite which enables data center managers to monitor, operate, analyze
and optimize the power, cooling, security and energy usage from
building through IT systems, major features of the StruxureWare Data
Center Operation for Co-location offering are: 

--  Space and Cage Management, which allows the data center operator to
    apply grid-based naming for floor mount equipment, utilize cage
    drawing tools and cage power modeling, and visualize the solution in
--  Integrated Tenant Billing, which imports tenant and billing account
    data from the CRM system into the DCIM system for mapping tenant
    assets, providing detailed power draw, total energy footprint and
    access to an instant impact analysis at the tenant level -- allowing
    for integrated billing support on sold and used power and footprint.
--  Facility Maintenance Scheduling, providing a complete audit trail on
    all facility equipment and cages, the ability to create and track
    maintenance schedules by equipment, and impact analysis to ensure
    redundancy is maintained during maintenance procedures.
--  Measured Cage Power, which provides detailed charge back to individual
    tenants through an easy overview of sold and measured power.
--  Space Capacity Reports, which show an instant overview of current
    space capacities, identifying space as sellable, occupied, reserved or
    internally used.
--  Computer Aided Design (CAD) Integration, which automatically converts
    CAD cage drawings into a DCIM model thus keeping all CAD layered
    information intact for future needs.
--  Advanced Power Modeling, including the ability to model Distributed
    Redundant UPS and Distributed Redundant UPS with Catcher for a
    representation of the actual power distribution in a facility.

The new StruxureWare Data Center Operation for Co-location facilities
integrates with Schneider Electric's end-to-end DCIM software suite
which enables data centers to monitor, operate, analyze and optimize
power, cooling, security and energy. StruxureWare Data Center
Operation for Co-location is available immediately; please visit the
product website or call 800-877-4080 for more information. 
About Schneider Electric
 As a global specialist in energy management
with operations in more than 100 countries, Schneider Electric offers
integrated solutions across multiple market segments, including
leadership positions in Utilities & Infrastructures, Industries &
Machine Manufacturers, Non-residential Buildings, Data Centers &
Networks and Residential. Focused on making energy safe, reliable,
efficient, productive and green, the company's 130,000 plus employees
achieved sales of about 31 billion US dollars (22.4 billion euros) in
2011, through an active commitment to help individuals and
organizations make the most of their energy.  
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