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IDC Names Schneider Electric a Global Leader in Data Centre Infrastructure Management

Wed 4 Nov 2015

London, United Kingdom, November 4th 2015 — Schneider Electric, a global specialist in energy management and automation, today announced it has been recognised as a leader in the IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Data Center Infrastructure Management 2015 Vendor Analysis1 for its StruxureWare for Data Centers software suite.

The report, which details the current climate and scope of the DCIM market as it grows to support more efficient and business-critical data centres, again placed Schneider Electric in the highest category of Leader when compared to a wide range of competitor’s solutions. The extensive IDC MarketScape evaluation process is based on vendor surveys and interviews, publically available information and feedback from users, and measures each vendor against 30 elements of capabilities and strategy. Schneider Electric views this recognition as further solidifying its leadership in providing customers with the intelligent and reliable software and service solutions required to meet growing challenges and drive their business forward.

“As a global provider of energy management and datacenter solutions, Schneider Electric has built a large installed base for its StruxureWare for Data Centers DCIM solution. The company’s worldwide presence and position in designing, building, and managing data centres make the StruxureWare modules a logical fit for extending the facilities and power management functions through to the IT management space,” the IDC MarketScape stated.1

“The exponential growth of data driven by the Internet of Things and our increasingly digital world is placing unprecedented demands on the data centre, as it becomes the lifeblood of the business. With real-time business operations at stake, DCIM can arm users with the insight they need to remain agile and make informed decisions based on actual data,” says Soeren Brogaard Jensen, Vice President, Global Data Center Software and Managed Services, Schneider Electric. “The recognition of StruxureWare for Data Centers as a leader in the IDC MarketScape for DCIM accentuates our ability to provide users with a broad data centre analytics platform that connects their business through a software-defined data centre.”

The IDC MarketScape recognized Schneider Electric’s comprehensive DCIM solution as delivering the key capabilities that allow for a smart-IT-enabled data centre, providing managers with the holistic, real-time view of the data centre they need to optimise efficiency, performance and agility, and transform their data centre from a cost centre into business driver.

This is seen through StruxureWare’s end-to-end capabilities in critical facilities, monitoring and automation, and IT management functions, as well as its support for users’ increasingly distributed resources across facilities. The report also acknowledged Schneider Electric’s modular build-as-you-go approach as influencing similar selling models amongst competitors, and identified the company’s global services and support as a strength.

Schneider Electric’s StruxureWare for Data Centers suite enables maximum efficiency throughout the data center lifecycle, from design and build to operation, assessment and planning.

The full-length MarketScape report is available here. An IDC subscription is required.

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