Schneider Electric looks at data centre software

Energy management specialist publishes White Paper on how data centre software improves planning, cuts costs

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Schneider Electric looks at data centre software Schneider Electric has published a White Paper looking at how data centre software can improve efficiency.
By  Georgina Enzer Published  April 24, 2012

Global energy management specialist Schneider Electric, has published a new White Paper on ‘How Data Centre Management Software Improves Planning and Cuts Operational Costs'.

The paper highlights the role of holistic management capabilities available today to allow data centre professionals to maximise their capacity to control facility energy costs and advise the business on best ways to utilise IT assets more effectively.

The document also demonstrates the ability of data centres to help businesses respond more quickly to changing market demands and mark a significant growth on the bottom line. 

The market for data centre infrastructure management (DCIM) systems will grow from $500 million in 2010 to $7.5 billion by 2020, according to Uptime Institute, a division of the 451 Group.

Forecasts indicate that challenges of higher-density computing, dynamic workloads and the need for efficient energy consumption will drive demand for software to help organisations plan, operate at low cost, and analyse systems for workflow improvement. 

The paper also highlights new ‘Planning and Implementation' tools to share key data points, historical data, and asset tracking information. It also develops the ability to charge back users allowing them to take actions based upon data centre business intelligence. 

It goes on to describe how Planning and Implementation tools improve IT room allocation of power and cooling (planning), provide rapid impact analysis when a portion of the IT room fails (operations), and leverage historical data to improve future IT room performance (analysis) and highlights the value that these bring to the business.

To download a copy of Schneider Electric's White Paper visit the White Papers section at www.apc.com/whitepapers 

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