LONDON — Schneider Electric has announced a collaboration with HP to deliver a joint data center and IT management solution that provides consistent views for both facilities and IT professionals within an organization resulting in increased collaboration and efficiency. The joint solution will feature HP Converged Management Consulting Services (CMCS) combined with Schneider Electric’s Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) solution, StruxureWare™ for Data Centers.
Schneider Electric’s DCIM software suite enables data centers to monitor, operate, analyze, and optimize power, cooling, security, and energy.
“By collaborating with HP to provide a holistic approach to managing IT business process assets and workloads, we are continuing to bridge the gap between IT and facilities,” says Soeren Jensen, vice president, Enterprise Management and Software, Schneider Electric. “Enabling IT service providers to instantly view the impact of any changes in their data center, as well as the operational costs associated with these changes is an important step towards improving energy efficiency in data centers and IT.”
Schneider Electric said StruxureWare for Data Center’s ability to provide in-depth visibility, reporting, and analysis of data center infrastructure, as well as the facility and the building in which the data center resides, makes this technology an ideal complement to HP’s Asset Manager software. Combining these two technologies will provide customers with significant energy savings and more efficient management of their IT services and assets, said the company.
Schneider Electric and HP will integrate StruxureWare for Data Centers with HP’s Universal Configuration Management Database (UCMDB) which will enable communication and reconcile asset data between the solutions platforms for DCIM and IT Service Management (ITSM). Also, HP will map the functions and features of StruxureWare for Data Centers into HP’s proprietary Converged Management Consulting Framework. This mapping will allow consultants to make informed recommendations around deployment of the solution into customer’s data centers and determine the best way to integrate the solution within the environment.
For more information, visit www.schneider-electric.com/gb.
Publication date: 2/10/2014