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Schneider Electric Takes Data Center Device Management to the Cloud

November 20, 2018 / Jessica Lyons Hardcastle

Schneider Electric’s cloud-based data center infrastructure management software provides physical device visibility and makes proactive recommendations. The product line is called EcoStruxure, and it has been deployed in more than 480,000 sites. It increases data center infrastructure utilization by 30 percent and reduces false alarms by 30 percent, the company claims. Here’s how it works. The EcoStruxure IT platform connects 1,400 customers — these include Telefónica, colocation provider INAP, Bainbridge Island School District, and animation studio Animal Logic. The vendor-agnostic software collects 300 million data points from 140,000 assets daily, which allows customers to benchmark their devices against the total population. The platform also analyzes the data, reducing time spent manually sifting through device information. This also helps customers better understand the root cause of an alarm to avoid it happening again. And all of this is visible from a ...