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Schneider Electric to offer Data Center Optimize for its DCIM suite

Ike Suarez | Aug. 6, 2014
New add-on module is result of recently formed partnership with Vigilent Corporation.

Schneider Electric SE will be making available in early November the Data Center Operation Optimize, an add-on module for its StruxureWare data center infrastructure management suite (DCIM).

A press statement by the energy management solutions provider, based in Ile-de-France, France, said the new module has been made possible by its recently forged partnership with the Oakland, CA, US-based Vigilent Corporation.

Schneider Electric's new partner is a developer of cooling management solutions for data centres which employ intelligent analytics applications.

The press statement said that Cool Optimize will employ advanced software from Vigilent to precisely match cooling needs of critical locations on data centre floors. In doing so, adjustments to cooling as environmental changes take place will be done in real time.

Key benefits offered by the new module as claimed by the press statement include: risk mitigation; cost savings; increased capacity for data centres; and, extended life cycles for data centre equipment.

The press statement said that from the moment the new module goes live in a data centre, there will immediately be improved thermal conditions and energy savings. It said that up to 95 percent of data centre hotspots will automatically be resolved with robust fail-safes and alarms included. It claimed further that 40 percent of a data centre's cooling energy costs will be eliminated through delivery of cooling with the lowest possible energy use. It said the module will identify stranded cooling capacity in a data centre to unlock this and enable facilities to take on increased IT loads. It also that by reducing maintenance requirements for a data centre's cooling equipment, the solution would ultimately deliver more operational efficiencies.


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