Schneider Electric Delivers StruxureWare for Data Centers

LAHORE: Schneider Electric, a global specialist in energy management, recently introduced StruxureWare for Data Centres, a management software suite designed to maximize availability and efficiency of the data centres physical infrastructure.

StruxureWare for Data Centres combines the software tools of Schneider Electrics market leading Data Centre Infrastructure Management (DCIM) and Data Centre Facility Management (DCFM) to provide data gathering, monitoring, automation, planning and implementation functionalities for enabling an integrated and multifaceted view of mission-critical physical systems of the data centre, thus empowering operations managers with tools that are more reliable, efficient, productive, secure and green.

Munib Khawaja, Vice President, IT Business Pakistan & Afghanistan, APC by Schneider Electric, said: With StruxureWare for Data Centres, Schneider Electric is providing a toolset, which allows data centre managers to access and manage across the domains of the IT room, building electrical power, power quality, facility and data centre cooling and physical security. This management software suite delivers comprehensive, accurate and real-time data enabling them to take action based on the complete picture of the data centre.

The StruxureWare for Data Centres management software suite offers a variety of software tools to improve both the monitoring and the operational aspects of data centre management. The Monitoring Suite includes StruxureWare Central, StruxureWare Power and StruxureWare Cooling, while the operations suite includes StruxureWare Operations.

It will provide users with multiple options to create and share a variety of management dashboards ranging from very detailed, domain specific dashboards for electrical power and cooling to higher level perspectives relevant to overall data centre and single site energy management. Additionally, the dashboards offer multi-site options to support comparisons and corporate energy governance activities.

This management software suite serves as one facet of Schneider Electrics 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 centres and industrial facilities. StruxureWare is the software backbone that connects Schneider Electric’s comprehensive EcoStruxure energy management architecture portfolio. From a single point of access, it provides intelligent monitoring, automation, planning and reporting on critical facility management systems.

Available globally, the first offering available from the StruxureWare for Data Centres suite is StruxureWare Central v6.3 and StruxureWare Central Mobile Application for iPhone and Blackberry.

Other components of the StruxureWare for Data Centres’ software suite will be announced throughout 2011, featuring continually evolving solutions to meet the needs of all data centre and facility professionals. All new offerings and updates within the StruxureWare for Data Centres portfolio continue to be compatible with existing components of the InfraStruxure Management Software portfolio.

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