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StruxureWare Operation v7.2 maximizes optimization

Posted: 31 Jul 2012 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:data center? servers? right sizing?

On August 1, Schneider Electric will introduce its StruxureWare Data Center Operation v7.2, the latest version of the StruxureWare solution suite.

This Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) software identifies underutilized and comatose servers and enables the optimization of IT equipment within the data center. Updates to the operation platform include the addition of IT Power Control, powered by IntelDCM and the inclusion of the Cisco UCS Manager Plug-in.

Schneider Electric says opportunities for optimization in data centers can be achieved through right-sizing and consolidating the physical infrastructure and optimizing the IT layer. Schneider Electric's�StruxureWare Data Center Operation version 7.2 provides crucial information for making key decisions on how to run data centers more efficiently.

The platform provides data center managers with the ability to operate, monitor, analyze and optimize the energy usage of a data center all the way down to the server and CPU levels, gaining significant CapEX and OpEx savings and extending the data center life cycle in the process.

StruxureWare Data Center Operation v7.2 helps optimize the IT layer of the data center by focusing on actual IT power consumption rather than nameplate ratings, and by reducing the power and cooling required to support the IT layer.�The platform also provides an instant report on top power consumers, presenting data center managers with a list of servers that are likely candidates for upgrades, load sharing or retirement, as well as a report on underutilized and non-utilized servers, ultimately ensuring that server sprawl is reduced and ROI is improved.

The platform has a number of sophisticated and automated ways to keep track of inventory from any vendor reported into one system.�Integrations with Cisco's VMware and the inclusion of Intel's IT Power Control technology provide valuable support to the platform and greatly increase the flexibility to deploy the platform in any data center.

IT Power Control, powered by IntelDCM, provides real-time, server-level data on power and thermal conditions within the data center, which allows StruxureWare Data Center Operation v7.2 to deliver comprehensive power and thermal consumption information to data center managers.

In addition to the existing VMware vSphere integration, version 7.2 adds the Cisco UCS Manager plug-in. This offers Cisco UCS customers a plug n' play configuration that provides automatic inventory, proactive warnings, and real time data showing Cisco UCS power draw, CPU and memory usage.

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