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Schneider Electric expands cloud-based DCIM solution

Published: 10 April 2019 - Carly Wills

Schneider Electric has introduced EcoStruxure IT Advisor to deliver a simplified way to deploy data centre management that is accessible anywhere and at any time.

IT Advisor focuses on making data centre management and operations more efficient. This cloud-based planning and modelling tool enables data centre operators of large data centres and colocation facilities to reduce operating expenses and maximise uptime by optimising capacity, analysing business impact, and automating workflows.

“Hybrid data centre architectures are driving the industry to rethink the way their data centre infrastructure is managed and operated,” says Kim Povlsen, vice president and general manager, digital services and software at Schneider Electric.  

“EcoStruxure IT Advisor addresses this need by offering customers a powerful cloud-based or on-premise data centre planning and modelling software, accessible from anywhere, and delivered with a flexible subscription model.”

Key features and benefits of IT Advisor include: 

  • Asset managementfor accurate inventory - data is shown within the physical layout for instant access to accurate device details and asset attributes. 
  • Risk planningfor proactive incident management - the impact analysis report indicates how incidents may impact devices and infrastructure.
  • Change managementfor all asset moves, adds and changes - workflow automation ensures human error is reduced and best practices are deployed.

For colocation providers, IT Advisor offers a floor view with areas, cages and racks, and IT assets, along with detailed floor and rack utilisation reports.

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