Schneider Electric StruxureWare(TM) Enhancement Enables Holistic Management of Data Center Infrastructure Across Business

Schneider Electric StruxureWare(TM) Enhancement Enables Holistic Management of 
Data Center Infrastructure Across Business Segments 
New Management Capabilities Break Down Barriers Between IT, Facility
and Executive Stakeholders 
WEST KINGSTON, RI -- (Marketwired) -- 04/10/13 --   Schneider
Electric, a global specialist in energy management, today introduced
StruxureWare for Data Centers v2.0, an integrated suite of Data
Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) software engineered to manage
data centers across multiple domains, providing businesses with
actionable intelligence for an ideal balance of high availability and
peak efficiency throughout the entire data center lifecycle. Designed
to integrate data center performance with business goals and provide
new levels of insight to c-suite executives, updates to the solution
include: the addition of specialized applications for enhanced
monitoring and management support for facility managers, additional
power capping capabilities for further control of power consumption
at the server level for improved IT management, and a new
StruxureWare Portal for increased visibility into business and data
center key performance indicators (KPIs) with customizable views
across the various company stakeholders.  
"Data center environments traditionally rely on siloed IT and
facility management tools that alienated the executive team and made
it difficult to optimize physical infrastructure while balancing
efficiency and financial demands," said Soeren Brogaard Jensen, Vice
President, Solution Software, Schneider Electric. "With StruxureWare
for Data Centers v2.0, Schneider Electric is providing a holistic
approach to managing the data center by integrating IT, facilities
and now the executive suite through the use of DCIM, allowing
businesses to make the right decisions based on shared data --
helping them make the most of their energy." 
Bridging the gap between IT, facilities and the c-suite executive,
StruxureWare for Data Centers v2.0 is an open, modular, fully
scalable and integrated DCIM solution that breaks down the typically
siloed information that often prevents a holistic and intelligent
view of the mechanical, electrical and IT aspects of center
operation. 
According to a recent Gartner Market Trends report, the challenge is
for companies to find funding for (DCIM) for an existing data center.
The reasons revolve around tight budgets and budget ownership. The
facilities team has its budget, and so does the IT department. Both
would benefit from DCIM, but neither has prebudgeted for it, and
therefore neither wants to take money away from another project to
pay for it. Therefore, the impetus often has to come from the
executive level to get this done.*  
Application programming interfaces (APIs) and EcoStruxure(TM) web
services allow for data-sharing between applications and enhance data
accuracy and availability. These components seamlessly integrate with
third-party applications, other StruxureWare software suites and
EcoStruxure physical infrastructure components, enabling businesses
to manage their data centers across multiple domains. Asset alignment
functionality that complies with regulatory requirements delivers an
audit system for monitoring and management and provides input into
the financial management of the business. Service assurance
capabilities help data center managers easily resolve issues related
to system availability through cross-department integration and
automated impact analysis. 
The StruxureWare for Data Centers suite has been extended with
several applications aimed at providing facility managers with
in-depth support through building management systems, utility, power
and power distribution monitoring and management, reinforcing the
balance between IT and facilities, and enabling the business to make
informed decisions based on shared data.  
The StruxureWare for Data Centers suite consists of: 


 
--  Resource Advisor for tracking and managing enterprise energy and
    carbon costs.
--  Data Center Operation for managing data center assets, and operational
    and capital costs; incorporates multi-tenant, space and cage
    management as well as integrated tenant billing.
--  Data Center Expert for monitoring and controlling data center power,
    cooling and security.
--  Power Monitoring Expert for advanced power monitoring, analysis and
    power quality.
--  Cooling Monitoring Expert for advanced cooling monitoring and
    automation.

  
StruxureWare for Data Centers has also been strengthened on the IT side
by enabling Data Center Operators to further control power
consumption at the server level through power capping capabilities
provided through Intel DCM technology -- resulting in reduced OpEx,
optimized utilization of existing servers and delayed equipment
investment. 
An end-to-end DCIM software suite, StruxureWare for Data Centers v2.0
enables IT and facility managers to monitor, operate, analyze and
optimize the power, cooling, security and energy usage from building
through IT systems -- from floor, to cage, to rack, to server and
virtual machine. The addition of StruxureWare Portal aggregates
information from all applications across the StruxureWare framework
for a customizable and easily-sharable single-screen view of a wide
range of information, offering increased visibility into business and
data center KPIs. The StruxureWare Portal facilitates communication
with external resources, can easily be adapted to corporate branding
guidelines and can be accessed via laptops, tablets and smartphones. 
StruxureWare for Data Centers serves as one facet of Schneider
Electric's global StruxureWare initiative. The complete line of
StruxureWare solutions are designed to provide an integrated software
platform intended to simplify energy management and optimize energy
usage in all types of buildings, data centers and industrial
facilities.  
Currently available through Schneider Electric or its partners, all
new offerings and updates within the StruxureWare for Data Centers
suite continue to be compatible with existing components of the
InfraStruxure Management Software portfolio.  
For more information on Schneider Electric's complete line of DCIM
solutions, visit www.apc.com/struxureware. 
*Gartner: Market Trends: Total Addressable DCIM Market Will Reach
$1.7 Billion by 2016, November 2012 
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 & Infrastructure, Industries &
Machines Manufacturers, Non-residential Building, Data Centers &
Networks and in Residential. Focused on making energy safe, reliable,
efficient, productive and green, the company's 140,000 plus employees
achieved sales of 30.8 billion US dollars (24 billion euros) in 2012,
through an active commitment to help individuals and organizations
make the most of their energy. 
www.schneider-electric.com 
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