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How Schneider Electric aims to simplify IT management

Mon 10 Dec 2018
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Schneider Electric announced the continued rollout of EcoStruxure IT Expert, its cloud-based data centre infrastructure management solution, with its release in Australia. 

With IT Expert, Schneider Electric aims to bring secure, vendor agnostic, wherever-you-go monitoring and visibility of all IoT-enabled physical infrastructure assets 

As part of Schneider Electric’s EcoStruxure architecture, IT Expert operates with all IoT-enabled physical infrastructure assets like secure power and cooling — including the new, cloud-enabled Smart-UPS with APC SmartConnect. 

IT Expert addresses the data centre industry’s need to simplify how data centres, distributed IT and local edge environments are managed. Providing proactive recommendations and consolidated performance and alarming data, IT Expert can significantly reduce alarm noise and improve overall site resiliency. 

Schneider Electric director of software Andrew Sylvester says, “EcoStruxure IT Expert harnesses the data generated from any environment – from distributed IT to the data centre – and uses it to deliver intelligent benchmarking and increased visibility to all of your connected devices.

“In our increasingly cloud-based world, IT Expert delivers a remote monitoring service empowered with real-time data and proactive recommendations to repair and improve system availability.” 

EcoStruxure IT overview: 

• Global visibility across the hybrid ecosystem regardless of location.

• Secure updates of mass configuration and firmware in a more simple and faster process.

• Vendor-neutral data capture of device information, smart alarms, and monitoring of all connected devices through an open system.

• 24/7 remote monitoring options through partners with EcoStruxure IT for Partners or through Schneider Electric Service Bureau with EcoStruxure Asset Advisor. The Service Bureau or partner helps troubleshoot and dispatch service teams.

IDC data centre research director Jennifer Cooke says, “IDC views the EcoStruxure family as a transformative platform that changes the core way that data centres are monitored and managed.” To date, 1,400 customers are connected on the EcoStruxure IT platform - managing 140,000 assets.

Each day, 300 million data points are captured, helping modernise how customer data centres are being managed, operated, and maintained. 

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