Schneider, HP offer data centre platform
Dubai, February 6, 2014
Schneider Electric, a leading specialist in energy management, has partnered with HP to deliver a comprehensive, converged data centre and IT management platform.
The joint solution will combine HP Converged Management Consulting Services (CMCS) with Schneider Electric's Data Centre Infrastructure Management (DCIM) solution, to offer StruxureWare for Data Centres.
StruxureWare for Data Centre’s will provide in-depth visibility, reporting and analysis of data centre infrastructure, as well as the facility and the building in which the data centre resides makes the DCIM technology an ideal complement to HP's Asset Manager Software.
Soeren Jensen, vice president, Enterprise Management and Softwar, Schneider Electric, said: "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."
"Enabling IT service providers to instantly view the impact of any changes in their data centre, as well as the operational costs associated with these changes is an important step towards improving energy efficiency in data centres and IT," he said.
Rick Einhorn, vice president, Technology Services, Datacentre Consulting, HP, said: "DCIM provides a holistic view of the data centre to enable better operational efficiency and capacity planning; however, many organisations lack the unique mix of internal IT, facility and service management expertise needed to make the most of DCIM's benefits."
"HP Converged Management Consulting Services help customers capitalise on Schneider Electric's top DCIM solution, StruxureWare by delivering deep expertise in ITSM, IT infrastructure, and facilities, as well as a framework to connect business goals, systems and data centre processes," said Einhorn.
Schneider Electric and HP will integrate StruxureWare for Data Centres with HP's Universal Configuration Management Database (UCMDB) to enable communication and reconcile asset data between the solutions platforms for DCIM and IT Service Management (ITSM), he added. - TradeArabia News Service