Schneider Electric brings big data and IoT to data centres

Schneider Electric

Tuesday, 24 October, 2017

Schneider Electric is bringing big data and IoT to data centres with its data centre management as a service architecture EcoStruxure IT.

The solution delivers a cloud-based architecture purpose-built for hybrid IT and data centre environments. The vendor-agnostic architecture delivers a new standard for proactive insights on critical assets that impact the health and availability of an IT environment with the ability to deliver actionable real-time recommendations to optimise infrastructure performance and mitigate risk.

“The growing complexity and diversity of critical data centre environments coupled with reduced budget and staff have led to a management challenge for data centre professionals. The first step in overcoming this challenge is through a cloud-first management strategy. EcoStruxure IT provides global access and insights to data centre environments from anywhere, at any time on any device,” Schneider Electric Executive Vice President, IT Division Dave Johnson said.

“Bringing this level of visibility and access to our customers will enable them to benchmark their entire IT ecosystem while providing trend analysis, intelligent maintenance and more, all while reducing risks and increasing efficiency.”

“DCIM is a critical component to software-defined infrastructure,” IDC Research Director Jennifer Cooke said. “With a cloud-based innovation such as EcoStruxure IT, clients experience a simpler and more streamlined deployment, increased visibility to assets on and off premises and enables stronger remote management of distributed environments.”

EcoStruxure IT is the latest addition to Schneider Electric’s EcoStruxure, its IoT-enabled, plug-and-play, open architecture, which delivers end-to-end solutions in six domains of expertise — Power, IT, Building, Machine, Plant and Grid — for four end markets: Building, Data Centre, Industry and Infrastructure.

As a part of EcoStruxure IT, Schneider Electric continues to offer StruxureWare for Data Centres, a self-contained on-premises monitoring and operations management solution, suitable for data centre and IT deployments of all size and scale. Additionally, Schneider Electric offers a simplified process and tool for StruxureWare customers interested in migrating to the new EcoStruxure IT architecture.

As part of the launch, EcoStruxure IT was piloted in the US, benchmarking IT environments with more than 500 customers, 1000 data centres, 60,000 devices and 2 million sensors.

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