|Автор: Yevgeniy Sverdlik|
Schneider has decided to combine its data center infrastructure management and data center facility management offerings into one product suite, which it says will provide an integrated view of all mission-critical physical systems in the data center.
Called StruxureWare, the array of products consists of a monitoring suite and an operations suite. The monitoring suite provides monitoring of power, cooling and physical IT systems, while the operations suite offers control functions such as asset and capacity control, smart-phone integration and everything in between.
Kevin Brown, VP of Schneider’s data center global offer and strategy, said the integrated suite was aimed at changing the common reality, where numerous IT and facility staff with specialized knowledge use separate management tools for separate pieces of the infrastructure.
“With StruxureWare for Data Centers, Schneider Electric is providing a toolset from which the data center manager can access and manage across the domains of the IT room, building electrical power and power quality, facility and data center cooling, and physical security,” he said in a statement.
The monitoring suite consists of StruxureWare Central (new name for the previously existing InfraStruxure Central), StruxureWare Power and StruxureWare Cooling. Schneider has added Blackberry and iPhone apps for Central.
Power monitors facility and data center electrical infrastructure between the utility feed and rack PDU. The system is capable of profiling power and energy consumption, trending and assessing power-quality events.
Cooling monitors and automates environmental controls for core facility. The system reaches cooling towers, chillers, pumps and CRAHs.
StructureWare Operations is a second-generation DCIM framework. The scalable solution can forecast future budgets for data center expansions or consolidation projects. It can forecast the effect major changes will have on the facility.
Schneider has not made the entire StruxureWare for Data Centers suite available yet. What’s out there right now is StruxureWare Central v6.3 and the aforementioned mobile applications. The company plans to roll out the rest of the suite over the remainder of the year.