Schneider announces cloud-based DCIM solution


Schneider Electric has announced the continued roll out of EcoStruxure IT Expert, its cloud-based data centre infrastructure management solution, with its release in Europe.  With IT Expert, Schneider Electric brings secure, vendor agnostic, wherever-you-go monitoring and visibility of all IoT-enabled physical infrastructure assets

As part of Schneider Electric’s EcoStruxure architecture, IT Expert operates with all IoT-enabled physical infrastructure assets like secure power and cooling — including the new, cloud-enabled Smart-UPS with APC SmartConnect.IT Expert addresses the data centre industry’s need to simplify how data centres, distributed IT, and local edge environments are managed. Providing proactive recommendations and consolidated performance and alarming data, IT Expert can significantly reduce alarm noise and improve overall site resiliency.

“EcoStruxure IT Expert harnesses the data generated from any environment – from distributed IT to the data centres – and uses it to deliver intelligent benchmarking and increased visibility to all of your connected devices,” said Kim Povlsen,Vice President & General Manager of Digital Services & Data Centre Software, Schneider Electric. “In our increasingly cloud-based world, IT Expert delivers a remote monitoring service empowered with real-time data and proactive recommendations to repair and improve system availability.”

According to Schneider Electric, key benefits include:

  • Global visibility across the hybrid ecosystem regardless of location
  • Secure updates of mass configuration and firmware in a more simple and faster process
  • Vendor neutral data capture of device information, smart alarms, and monitoring of all connected devices through an open system
  • Subscription modelensures the ease of deployment and updating for any size IT or data centre  environment
  • 24/7 remote monitoring options.

“IDC views the EcoStruxure family as a transformative platform that changes the core way that data centres are monitored and managed,” said Jennifer Cooke, Research Director for Data Centre Trends and Strategies at IDC.

To date, 1,400 customers are connected on the EcoStruxure IT platform. managing 140,000 assets. Each day, 300 million data points are captured, helping to modernise how customer data centres are being managed, operated, and maintained. As part of the release of EcoStruxure IT Expert, Schneider Electric is offering a 30-day, risk-free, full featured trial, which can be accessed here.


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