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Schneider Electric Expands its Cloud-Based DCIM Solution with EcoStruxure IT Advisor

Apr 10, 2019
by Josh Anderson

MISSISSAUGA, ON — Schneider Electric has introduced EcoStruxure IT Advisor.  Harnessing the power of the cloud, EcoStruxure IT Advisor delivers a simplified way to deploy data center management that is accessible anywhere and at any-time. Leading the next phase of Schneider’s expansion of the EcoStruxure IT platform, IT Advisor focuses on making data center management and operations more efficient. This cloud-based planning and modeling tool enables data center operators of large data centers and colocation facilities to reduce operating expenses and maximize uptime by optimizing capacity, analyzing business impact, and automating workflows.

“Hybrid data center architectures are driving the industry to rethink the way their data center infrastructure is managed and operated” said Kim Povlsen, Vice President and General Manager, Digital Services and Software, Schneider Electric.  “EcoStruxure IT Advisor addresses this need by offering customers a powerful cloud-based or on-premise data center planning and modelling software, accessible from anywhere, and delivered with a flexible subscription model.”

EcoStruxure IT Advisor’s key features and benefits include:

  • Asset management for accurate inventory: Data is shown within the physical layout for instant access to accurate device details and asset attributes.
  • Risk planning for proactive incident management: The Impact Analysis report indicates how incidents may impact devices and infrastructure.
  • Change management for all asset moves, adds and changes: Workflow automation ensures human error is reduced and best practices are deployed.

For colocation providers, EcoStruxure IT Advisor offers a floor view with areas, cages and racks, and IT assets, along with detailed floor and rack utilization reports. EcoStruxure IT Advisor is available globally and expands the EcoStruxure IT platform, which includes EcoStruxure IT Expert, a secure, vendor agnostic, wherever-you-go monitoring software with visibility of all IoT-enabled physical infrastructure assets, and EcoStruxure Asset Advisor which provides 24×7 monitoring by the Schneider Electric global service bureau or through our Partner network.

About EcoStruxure: EcoStruxure is Schneider Electric’s open, interoperable, IoT-enabled system architecture and platform. EcoStruxure delivers enhanced value around safety, reliability, efficiency, sustainability, and connectivity for customers. EcoStruxure leverages advancements in IoT, mobility, sensing, cloud, analytics, and cybersecurity to deliver Innovation at Every Level. This includes Connected Products, Edge Control, and Apps, Analytics & Services. EcoStruxure has been deployed in 480,000+ sites, with the support of 20,000+ system integrators and developers, connecting over 1.6 million assets under management through 40+ digital services.

About Schneider Electric: Schneider Electric is leading the Digital Transformation of Energy Management and Automation in Homes, Buildings, Data Centers, Infrastructure and Industries. With global presence in over 100 countries, Schneider is the undisputable leader in Power Management – Medium Voltage, Low Voltage and Secure Power, and in Automation Systems. They provide integrated efficiency solutions, combining energy, automation and software. In their global Ecosystem, they collaborate with the largest Partner, Integrator and Developer Community on their Open Platform to deliver real-time control and operational efficiency. Schneider believes that great people and partners make Schneider a great company and that their commitment to Innovation, Diversity and Sustainability ensures that Life Is On everywhere, for everyone and at every moment.

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