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Schneider Electric StruxureWare v8.0: What you need to know

13 Jul 2016

StruxureWare Data Center Operation v8.0 is one of the latest creations to come from Schneider Electric, the energy management specialists.

According to Schneider, Data center operation v8.0 includes new functionalities that enable a higher level of asset visibility for key data center stakeholders. This includes tenants in colocation environments, and across both IT and facilities.

It is aimed to empower businesses to prosper by managing their data centers across multiple domains, providing actionable intelligence for an ideal balance of high availability and peak efficiency.

Michael Kurniawan, vice president of Schneider Electric Singapore, says data center managers are facing a growing number of challenges as they look to keep up with the pace of business, including industry-wide shifts in capacity and performance needs.

“Schneider Electric’s StruxureWare Data Center Operation v8.0 provides the asset visibility, capacity planning capabilities and risk management functionality data center users need to optimize the performance and efficiency of their system,” says Kurniawan.

According to Schneider the new capabilities in v8.0 include:

  • Web Client: allows user visibility into data center assets, power usage and power capacity via any modern web browser. This lowers maintenance costs and empowers managers to make better and more informed real-time decisions.
  • Tenant Portal: the portal provides tenants with an instant overview of their hosted data center solution, including insight into the rooms, cages and racks, reserved capacity, measured power and rack temperature. Tenants also have access to a KPI dashboard. Through the portal, tenants can view their assets without direct access to the colocator’s local network. The colocation provider can, with a single mouse click, enable or disable the tenant portal access for each individual tenant, and decide what information is shared.
  • Direct Current Capacity Planning and Risk Management: offers direct current capacity planning and risk management as well as the ability to support a mixed power infrastructure (both AC and DC). This enables data center managers to model DC-powered devices within their data center, allowing them to more intelligently and accurately plan capacity and assess risk for the DC power path.
  • Predicted Power: provides rack and breaker level capacity planning and the potential to unlock stranded capacity as estimated load values are automatically derived from actual power measurements.

StruxureWare Data Center Operation v8.0 is available now through Schneider Electric and its partners.

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