DCIM 3.0 addresses hybrid requirements

EcoStruxure IT modernises the monitoring and management of complex, hybrid IT infrastructure.

Schneider Electric has revealed the modernisation of its EcoStruxure IT software portfolio for the monitoring and management of sprawling, hybrid IT infrastructure, which has become increasingly complex in the last few years.

As IT infrastructure continues to spread, business continuity is dependent on everything from the smallest end point to the largest data centre. Therefore, edge deployments are now considered as mission-critical as centralised data centres, and a new capability of software tools is required to maintain the resiliency and security of the infrastructure. Additionally, sustainability is emerging as another significant trend: the energy consumption and carbon footprint of a company’s data centres will need to be measured and managed. Based on internal Schneider Electric projections, by 2040, total data centre energy consumption will be 2,700 TWh with 60% coming from distributed sites and 40% from data centres.

Legacy DCIM software wasn’t created with all of these concerns in mind, which is why Schneider Electric has invested in EcoStruxure IT. It modernises the monitoring, management, planning, and modeling of IT physical infrastructure, with flexible deployment options that include on-prem and cloud-based solutions to support hybrid, distributed IT environments, from a few sites to thousands of sites globally.

“There’s been tremendous change since DCIM first emerged as a software category,” said Kevin Brown, SVP of EcoStruxure Solutions, Secure Power, Schneider Electric. “The hybrid IT environment is challenging even the most sophisticated CIO organisation with maintaining the resiliency, security, and sustainability of their IT systems. We call this trend DCIM 3.0. Schneider Electric is investing in and evolving EcoStruxure IT to provide more capability, flexibility, and deployment options than ever before for enterprises and colocation facilities everywhere in the world.”

Addresses top industry trends of sustainability, security, and resiliency EcoStruxure IT modernisation comes at a time when 99% of large company CEOs agree that sustainability issues are important to the success of their businesses, security ranked #1 on the Allianz Risk Barometer, and 62% of IT outages can be attributed to infrastructure failures by cloud and colocation suppliers. As a complete software portfolio, EcoStruxure IT empowers customers to operate the most resilient, secure, and sustainable IT infrastructure, anywhere.

The vendor-neutral capabilities enabled by EcoStruxure IT deliver value through customer-driven applications, including:

· Monitoring and Management: Device management for power and cooling devices, as well as physical security and environmental monitoring.

· Planning and Modeling: For visualisation, asset tracking, simulation, and change management for over 4000 devices.

· Custom Solutions and Integrations: Tailored solutions to address unique customer requirements through automated reporting, dashboards, migrations, and custom integrations with EcoStruxure IT and third-party systems or software.

“The IT infrastructure landscape is undergoing significant transformation as it evolves from individual data centres to distributed, hybrid IT, and it demands more than what we think of as ‘traditional DCIM’ to ensure it is resilient, secure, and sustainable,” said Industry Consultant David Cappuccio. “EcoStruxure IT is helping to simplify the complexity of sprawling IT architecture and modernise it for both current and future needs.”

EcoDataCenter’s climate-positive data centre Schneider Electric customer EcoDataCenter provides both colocation services and high-performance computing. Located in Falun, Sweden, EcoDataCenter operates with an emphasis on climate-positive solutions. When it was time to build a new data centre designed to be EcoDataCenter’s greenest and most future-forward build yet, the company was in need of a partner with shared sustainability priorities and turned to Schneider Electric.

“With the knowledge and technology on Schneider’s end, and the ambition from ours, it’s a good match for an efficient and green facility,” said EcoDataCenter CTO Mikael Svanfeldt. “EcoStruxure is a platform that unifies our products to provide genuine insight on how our data centre is operating.”

Specialised team of engineers performing EcoStruxure IT integrations globally

To maximise a customer’s experience with EcoStruxure IT, Schneider Electric has created a custom solutions team comprised of skilled engineers who perform custom integrations everywhere in the world. This one-of-a-kind team provides the necessary resources and capabilities to ensure a customer can deploy EcoStruxure IT successfully.

“This team embodies what Schneider Electric means when we say that we are the most local of global companies,” said Kevin Brown. “Team members speak 24 languages and represent 15 nationalities. They partner with customers in every part of the globe. We are there to make sure the customer is successful in the short term and the long term.”


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