Biztech Jun 26, 2012
Schneider Electric, a global specialist in energy management, today introduced StruxureWare Data Center Operation v7.2, Datacentre Infrastructure Management (DCIM) software that identifies underutilised and comatose servers enabling the optimisation of IT equipment within the datacentre. Updates to the Operation platform include the addition of IT Power Control, powered by Intel Data Center Manager (DCM), and the inclusion of the Cisco UCS Manager Plug-in.
“Businesses are increasingly looking to the datacentre for opportunities for optimisation, which can be achieved through right-sizing and consolidating the physical infrastructure and optimising the IT layer,” said Soeren Brogaard Jensen, Vice President, Solution Software, Schneider Electric. “StruxureWare Data Center Operation version 7.2 provides crucial information for making key decisions on how to run datacentres more efficiently. The platform provides datacentre managers with the ability to operate, monitor, analyse and optimise the energy usage of a datacentre all the way down to the server and CPU levels, gaining significant CapEX and OpEx savings and extending the datacentre life cycle in the process.”
StruxureWare Data Center Operation v7.2 helps customers optimise the IT layer of the datacentre by focusing on actual IT power consumption rather than nameplate ratings, and by reducing the power and cooling required to support the IT layer. The platform also provides an instant report on top power consumers, presenting datacentre managers with a list of servers that are likely candidates for upgrades, load sharing or retirement, as well as a report on underutilised and non-utilised servers, ultimately ensuring that server sprawl is reduced and ROI is improved.
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