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Schneider Electric’s StruxureWare Operations 7.0 Software Platform Brings 3D Airflow Analysis and Smart Phone Support to Enable Improved Data C
Posted on Friday, October 14, 2011
Schneider Electric’s DCIM platform provides detailed analytics, energy usage dashboards and reporting capabilities for any sized data centre with robust smartphone access
West Kingston (RHODE ISLAND) Schneider Electric, a global specialist in energy management, today introduced StruxureWare™ Operations 7.0, an enterprise Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) software platform. StruxureWare Operations 7.0, an integral part of Schneider Electric’s StruxureWare for Data Centers Suite, is designed to solve the most complex challenges of operating enterprise data centers. StruxureWare Operations 7.0 replaces Schneider Electric’s InfraStruxureTM Operations version 6.2.
The StruxureWare for Data Centers Suite is a combination of Schneider Electric’s market leading Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) and Data Center Facility Management (DCFM) software tools. The complete suite is able to provide data gathering, monitoring, automation, and planning and implementation functionalities to enable an integrated and multifaceted view of all the mission critical physical systems of the data centre. As a cornerstone of that suite, the StruxureWare Operations 7.0 platform allows c-level executives, data centre managers and facility managers alike to have complete visibility and control over their data centre’s daily operations.
“Schneider Electric recognizes the significant challenges our customers are facing while managing their constantly changing data centre environments,” said Soeren Brogaard Jensen, Vice President, Enterprise Software, Schneider Electric. “With the release of StruxureWare Operations 7.0, we are addressing these challenges with the most comprehensive DCIM offer in today’s marketplace. Our platform ensures high availability and on-the-go control of the data centre while lowering energy consumption. It is truly an invaluable tool that enables our customers to make informed decisions when planning for changes within their data centre and maximizing its energy efficiency on a daily basis.”
As challenges like rising complexity, availability and increasing energy costs become a reality in today’s data centre environments, customers struggle to find the correct set of tools to effectively operate and report on the various systems and functions of their data centres. StruxureWare Operations 7.0 offers the first comprehensive, easily deployable solution to relieve these pain points by introducing a scalable and rich new platform that promotes business growth while maintaining a real-time presence in the data centre. Performing duties such as alarming, data collection, planning, optimizing, and analytics, StruxureWare Operations 7.0 is able to provide reporting on any aspect of the data centre physical infrastructure. With the continuing evolution of DCIM and DCFM technologies and industry-leading software suites like StruxureWare for Data Centers, IT professionals now have access to all the data and tools they need to operate data centres that are more reliable, efficient, productive, safe and green from a single software suite.
StruxureWare Operations 7.0 enhances the flexibility and scalability of the StruxureWare for Data Centers Suite, with the ability to meet the needs of data centres of all sizes. This enterprise software can be deployed on both physical and virtual servers, providing the option of adding a clustering architecture to achieve the highest levels of availability and redundancy desired by the end user while allowing for the flexibility to scale to any size data centre. Other new features of StruxureWare Operations 7.0 include the functionality to “drill down” into any data centre location globally and get detailed real-time capacity and alarm summaries for any specific location within the data centre. Additionally, a revolutionary instant 3D Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) airflow view of any data centre design enables users to prevent and resolve thermal issues quickly and efficiently.
Within StruxureWare Operations 7.0, two new modules provide multiple options to create customized reports to be delivered to those who need them in the most convenient ways possible. StruxureWare Operations: Insight is an advanced report designer which allows for customization of reports to match business needs with data integrated from any third party database or web service. The Insight module consists of a wide array of plug-in templates and scripting options allowing for customization specific to a customer’s data centre. The second module, StruxureWare Operations: VIZOR, provides key data centre capacity parameters and utilization for power, cooling, space and network directly to Apple iPhone, iPad or Android-based smart phones.
In addition to the new functionality released in StruxureWare Operations 7.0, users will enjoy the same benefits of the original InfraStruxure Operations 6.2 platform which consist of a set of optional add-on modules to meet specific user requirements, including:
· Capacity - Simulation, planning and optimization of infrastructure capacities to right-size the data center
· Change - Fully integrated workflow management for IT physical infrastructure
· Energy Efficiency - Intelligent PUE analytics at the subsystem level
· Energy Cost - Instant overview of rack energy usage
· Insight - Comprehensive tool for customizing report designs to visualize data
· Dashboard - Live overview of data centre operations using widgets and data sets
· Mobile - Wireless operation of your data centre allowing for real-time tracking of adds, moves and changes
· VIZOR - On-the-go access for smart phone and tablet applications
All new offerings and updates within StruxureWare Operations 7.0 continue to be compatible with existing components of the previous InfraStruxure branded management software portfolio.
Available globally, StruxureWare Operations 7.0 joins StruxureWare Central 6.3 as the first offerings available in the StruxureWare for Data Centers software suite. Other components of the software suite will be announced throughout the coming months, featuring additional solutions to meet the needs of all data centre and facility professionals.
StruxureWare for Data Centers is available for demonstration at Schneider Electric’s corporate headquarters in Rueil-Malmaison, France as well as the Schneider Electric Technology Center in St. Louis, Missouri. For more r

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