Data Centre Infrastructure Management (DCIM)
Holistic open standards integrated data centre management solution.
Data Centre Management Overview
Organisations struggling with the complexities of availability, server consolidation, virtualization and energy management are increasingly looking for more intelligent physical infrastructure data centre management systems. Traditional enterprise management, building management systems and network management systems do not address the physical infrastructure supporting IT assets.
Workspace Technology brings customers proactive data centre management through APC by Schneider Electric StruxureWare Data Centre Management Software, which shares a centralised database, enabling design, real-time monitoring, inventory management and planning through predictive simulation.
APC’s StruxureWare Management Software’s end-to-end management approach allows data centres to run more smoothly on a daily basis. Its built-in business tools enable planning and budget management providing accurate control of capital, operational and energy use costs.
StruxureWare® Management Software Benefits Include:
- Open standards multivendor support
- Holistic management of the entire data centre infrastructure
- Integration of traditional Modus / BACnet systems
- Visibility and transparency of the data centre assets
- Ability to balance resources
- Faster, more intelligent decision making
- Easy deployment of new hardware
- Improved planning and forecasting capabilities
- Streamlined inventory management
StruxureWare Data Centre Operations
Data Centre Asset management and documentation of data centre operations through inventory management. StruxureWare Operations enables vendor neutral inventory management with real-time device monitoring as well as recommendations on how to resolve issues. A location based drill-down view provides a structured overview of data centre locations, from a global to local view down to single assets. Additional features include PUE calculator and real-time device alarms.
StruxureWare Data Centre Capacity
Data Centre Simulation, planning, and optimization of infrastructure capacities to right-size the data centre.
Simulation, planning, and optimization of infrastructure capacities to right-size the data centre. StruxureWare Capacity predicts the optimal location for physical infrastructure and rack mounted IT equipment based on the availability and requirements of physical infrastructure capacity; and user defined requirements such as redundancy, network and business use grouping. It reduces stranded capacity through optimized use of the physical infrastructure and avoids unplanned downtime.
With its sophisticated simulation based on live data, StruxureWare Capacity proactively analyzes the impact of changes before they occur, enabling informed decision making and planning, ensuring that your physical infrastructure provides the required capacity for current and future needs.
StruxureWare Data Centre ChangeFully integrated workflow management for your IT physical Data Centre infrastructure.
Fully integrated workflow management for your IT physical infrastructure. StruxureWare Change enables operators to gain control over the data centre environment by implementing organized moves, adds, and change work processes, significantly reducing the risk for inadvertent downtime.
With its automated workflow system, operators can assign work orders, reserve space, track status, and extract an audit trail for complete visibility and history into the change lifecycle. The optional StruxureWare Mobile device provides you with your operational changes while on the data centre floor, enables barcode scanning and ensures data integrity, as well as improved operational efficiency.
StruxureWare Data Centre Mobile
Wireless operation of your data centre.
StruxureWare Mobile, based on Motorola (Symbol) MC70 hardware, provides you with your data centre inventory while on the data centre floor. The integrated barcode scanner makes light work of implementing work orders and identifying equipment. Using your wireless network, StruxureWare Mobile automatically synchronises server locations, ensuring data integrity, removing human error and improving operational efficiency.
StruxureWare Data Centre Energy Cost
Instant overview of rack energy usage.
The StruxureWare Energy Cost module provides an Energy Usage Report, which shows energy consumed within the data centre by the kWh and cost per kWh, detailed to the rack level. The energy usage is based on metered data, gathered over a specified period of time. If no metered data is available, estimated power draw will be calculated based on the power draw of the individual IT assets or nameplate values.
The Energy Usage Report provides the option of including an overhead factor accounting for energy losses through Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE). The report can be customized based on optional groupings by use of tags, such as department, tenant, purpose, density etc. and can aid business in charge back and efficient budgeting.
StruxureWare Data Centre Energy Efficiency
Intelligent PUE analytics at subsystem level.
StruxureWare Energy Efficiency provides current and historical Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) values, enabling a fact based understanding of how much power is devoted to driving the installed IT equipment compared with the total facility consumption. It provides a detailed insight into how effectively energy is utilized down to subsystem level, as well as an understanding of how to improve energy efficiency.
Subsystem data can either be measured or estimated, also allowing customers with few power meters to benefit from the application. The web-based dashboard view includes efficiency data on current and historical PUE, as well as detailed subsystem cost analysis. StruxureWare Energy Efficiency is available via StruxureWare Operations, which enables integrations with StruxureWare Central and 3rd party enterprise systems.