Schneider Electric launches EcoStruxture IT Advisor for Data Center Monitoring, Analytics

16 Apr 2019 by Technology

Schneider Electric, the leader in digital transformation of energy management and automation, launched EcoStruxure IT Advisor, offering a simplified way to deploy data center management. EcoStruxure IT Advisor 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. It is capable of making data center management and operations more efficient.

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

According to the company, key features and benefits of EcoStruxure IT Advisor are:

  • Asset management for accurate inventory: It shows data within the physical layout for instant access to device details and asset attributes, and overview of data center operations.
  • Risk planning for proactive incident management:  The Impact Analysis report indicates how incidents may impact your devices and infrastructure.
  • Change management: Workflow automation ensures that human error is reduced
  • Colocation: IT Advisor offers floor view with areas, cages and racks, and IT assets colored according to status, along with detailed floor and rack utilization reports.

The launch of the IT Advisor is the next phase of Schneider's EcoStruxure IT platform expansion. The platform delivers a Datacenter Management as a Service (DMaaS) architecture, purpose-built for the hybrid IT and data center environments. EcoStruxure has been deployed in more than 480,000 sites, connecting over 1.6 million assets under management through 40+ digital services.

The platform also includes EcoStruxure IT Expert and EcoStruxure Asset Advisor. EcoStruxure IT Expert is a secure, vendor agnostic, wherever-you-go monitoring software with visibility of all IoT-enabled physical infrastructure assets. EcoStruxure Asset Advisor which provides 24x7 monitoring by the Schneider Electric global service bureau or through our Partner network.

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