Schneider Electric fleshed out its DCIM suite with additional modules for its StruxureWare Operations 7.0 – a replacement to its Infrastruxure Operations Version 6.2.
The StruxureWare Suite
is a combination of the suppliers Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) and Data Center Facility Management (DCFM) software tools.
New features of StruxureWare Operations 7.0 include the functionality to “drill down” into any data centre location globally and get detailed real-time capacity and alarm summaries for any specific location within the data center. Functions include a 3D Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) airflow view of any data centre design enables users to prevent and resolve thermal issues quickly and efficiently.
“It can be deployed on both physical and virtual servers, providing the option of adding a clustering architecture to achieve the highest levels of availability and redundancy desired by the end user while allowing for the flexibility to scale to any size data centre,” the company said.
Two new modules provide multiple options to create customized reports to be delivered to those who need them in the most convenient ways possible. StruxureWare Operations: Insight is an advanced report designer which allows for customization of reports to match business needs with data integrated from any third party database or web service. The Insight module consists of a wide array of plug-in templates and scripting options allowing for customization specific to a customer’s data centre. The second module, StruxureWare Operations: VIZOR, provides key data centre capacity parameters and utilization for power, cooling, space and network directly to Apple iPhone, iPad or Android-based smart phones.
Soeren Brogaard Jensen, Vice President, Enterprise Software, Schneider Electric, said: “With the release of StruxureWare Operations 7.0, we are addressing the challenges with the most comprehensive DCIM offer in today’s marketplace. Our platform ensures high availability and on-the-go control of the data center while lowering energy consumption.”