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IDC Report Names Schneider Electric a DCIM Market Leader

Posted by on January 16, 2012  |  No Comments

Analyst firm IDC calls Schneider Electric a Market Leader in their comprehensive worldwide DCIM vendor analysis

Schneider Electric, a global specialist in energy management, has been named a Market Leader in the Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) space by analyst firm IDC. The report, which details the current climate and scope of the DCIM market, placed Schneider Electric in the highest category of Market Leader when compared to a wide range of competitor’s solutions.

IDC’s report, “IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Datacenter Infrastructure Management (DCIM) 2011 Vendor Analysis,” identifies the DCIM market as continuing to rapidly evolve with a number of vendors working to establish themselves within the space. The report, published in January of 2012, places Schneider Electric at the forefront of DCIM technology development and as an industry thought leader.

“Schneider Electric is an IDC MarketScape Leader worldwide,” the report stated. “Schneider performed well in the business capabilities and strategy criteria sections, particularly regarding its growth strategy, innovation, and employee management.” This evaluation was based on a comprehensive framework that assessed vendors across a wide variety of technical and operational criteria, weighted by factors IDC believed will be the most influential over the next three to five years.

“To be identified by IDC as a Market Leader in the DCIM space is a tremendous validation of the effectiveness of our DCIM solutions,” said Soeren Brogaard Jensen, Vice President, Enterprise Software, Schneider Electric. “As the DCIM space continues to grow and evolve Schneider Electric will remain committed to bringing our customers the most robust and innovative line of DCIM solutions on the market to further streamline IT and facilities management.”

Schneider Electric’s cutting-edge DCIM solutions are an integral part of StruxureWare(TM) for Data Centers, an integrated management software suite designed to address all aspects of the data center physical infrastructure needed to maximize availability and efficiency. The suite combines Schneider Electric’s market leading Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) and Data Center Facility Management (DCFM) software tools to 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 center.

In addition to Schneider Electric’s StruxureWare for Data Centers, the recent intellectual property acquisition of Viridity’s EnergyCenter 2.0 platform adds further capabilities to the software suite. The EnergyCenter 2.0 software enables auto-discovery of IT assets to optimize capacity utilization at the IT asset level. Viridity was listed as a Major Player in the DCIM space by the IDC report, which noted that EnergyCenter 2.0 was, “easy to deploy and manage while addressing many datacenter operators’ chief concerns.”

For more information about Schneider Electric’s DCIM solutions please click here. To review Schneider Electric’s complete line of data center solutions, please visit www.schneider-electric.com.

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 energy and infrastructure, industrial processes, building automation, and data centers/networks, as well as a broad presence in residential applications. Focused on making energy safe, reliable, and efficient, the company’s 110,000 plus employees achieved sales of more than $26 billion in 2010, through an active commitment to help individuals and organizations “Make the most of their energy.”

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Schneider Electric Announces StruxureWare Central v7.0 Software, Now Available as a Virtual Machine

Posted by on November 9, 2011  |  No Comments

The StruxureWare Central v7.0 Offers a Vendor Neutral Application for Deployment to the Virtual Environment

WEST KINGSTON, RI (November 7, 2011)- Schneider Electric, a global specialist in energy management, today introduced StruxureWare™ Central v7.0, which includes updates to StruxureWare Central as well as the introduction of a virtual machine version of the application. The Central v7.0 platform brings further support to an open, vendor-neutral application that addresses data center management needs holistically by enabling data center professionals to manage their physical infrastructure while systematically maximizing uptime.

Highlights of the StruxureWare Central v7.0 platform include:

  • Virtual Machine Version – This new platform extends the options for deployment to the virtual environment. The software is available as a free download that includes support for five infrastructure devices and one surveillance camera. A license key is required to add additional devices and cameras;
  • Failover and Redundancy – The virtual machine version allows StruxureWare Central to take advantage of the high availability and fault tolerant options offered by the major VM vendors;
  • Virtual Sensors – Ability to sum and average like sensors for the purpose of graphing, trending and alarming, including determining the average temperature in a row or room, the total power in a rack, etc.;
  • Web Client: StruxureWare Central delivers basic alarm information and device inventory via a browser interface. This new client interface allows instant access to device status, device details, and alarms, optimized for viewing on a variety of devices including smartphones, tablets, and laptop PCs.

“As our customers initiated their server consolidation and virtualization initiatives, it became apparent we needed to adapt our solution to further meet our customer’s needs. The StruxureWare Central v7.0 virtual machine platform is yet another deployment option that gives our customers the ability to run StruxureWare Central on their preferred hardware while also taking advantage of the latest innovations from the major VM vendors,” said CJ Meiser, Schneider’s Vice President of Management Solutions. “StruxureWare Central v7.0 adds on features such as virtual sensors, outlet controls, a web client, virtual machine high availability and fault tolerance to ensure uptime in an ever increasingly dynamic environment.”

StruxureWare Central provides an efficient way for organizations to monitor their company-wide physical infrastructure: power, cooling, security, and environment. Real-time monitoring, user-defined reports and graphs, and instant fault notification and escalation enable quick assessment and resolution of critical infrastructure events that can adversely affect IT system availability. This centralized repository of critical information can be accessed by multiple users from anywhere on the network, creating a consolidated view of the physical infrastructure. StruxureWare Central v7.0 seamlessly operates alongside and integrates with management systems and data center equipment from various vendors.

StruxureWare for Data Centers, including the StruxureWare Central v7.0 application, is available for demonstration at Schneider Electric’s corporate headquarters in Rueil-Malmaison, France as well as the Schneider Electric Technology Center in St. Louis, Missouri. Please click here for more information on Schneider Electric’s complete line of data center solutions.

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 energy and infrastructure, industrial processes, building automation, and data centers/networks, as well as a broad presence in residential applications. Focused on making energy safe, reliable, and efficient, the company’s 110,000 plus employees achieved sales of more than $26 billion in 2010, through an active commitment to help individuals and organizations “Make the most of their energy.

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To learn more about StruxureWare™ for Data Centers please contact Universal Networking Services (UNS).  Feel free to contact Waite Ave at w.ave@apcdistributors.com or 281-825-9790.