Schneider Electric expands cloud-based DCIM platform with EcoStruxure IT Advisor

April 10, 2019
For colocation providers, EcoStruxure IT Advisor offers a floor view with areas, cages and racks, and IT assets, along with detailed floor and rack utilization reports.

Schneider Electric, a specialist in digital transformation of energy management and automation, has introduced its EcoStruxure IT Advisor.

Per the company, by "harnessing the power of the cloud, EcoStruxure IT Advisor delivers a simplified way to deploy data center management that is accessible anywhere and at any-time. Leading the next phase of Schneider's expansion of the EcoStruxure IT platform, IT Advisor focuses on making data center management and operations more efficient. This cloud-based planning and modeling tool 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."

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

According to Schneider Electric, EcoStruxure IT Advisor's key features and benefits include:

  • Asset management for accurate inventory: Data is shown within the physical layout for instant access to accurate device details and asset attributes.
  • Risk planning for proactive incident management: The Impact Analysis report indicates how incidents may impact devices and infrastructure.
  • Change management for all asset moves, adds and changes: Workflow automation ensures human error is reduced and best practices are deployed.

For colocation providers, EcoStruxure IT Advisor offers a floor view with areas, cages and racks, and IT assets, along with detailed floor and rack utilization reports.

EcoStruxure IT Advisor is available globally as part of the EcoStruxure IT platform, which includes EcoStruxure IT Expert, a secure, vendor agnostic, wherever-you-go monitoring software with visibility of all IoT-enabled physical infrastructure assets, and EcoStruxure Asset Advisor which provides 24x7 monitoring by the Schneider Electric global service bureau or through the company's partner network.

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