Schneider Electric Recognised as a Leader for Data Centre Infrastructure Management Tools
Wed 4 Nov 2015
London, United Kingdom, November 4th 2015 – Schneider Electric, a global specialist in energy management and automation, today announced that for the second consecutive year it has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. as a leader in the Magic Quadrant for Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) Tools1 for its StruxureWare™ for Data Centers software suite.
For the second year in a row, Gartner has positioned Schneider Electric as a leader in its Magic Quadrant for DCIM Tools, measured by ‘completeness of vision’ and ‘ability to execute.’ Schneider Electric views this recognition as underscoring its ability to deliver a fully integrated solution from the critical facility into the IT room, providing the visibility, control and automation customers require to enable energy and OpEx savings, while improving their business performance.
“Businesses are becoming increasingly reliant on digital information, transforming data centres from cost centres into drivers of business. Connecting DCIM with IT Service Management (ITSM) provides a complete view of the data centre, and forms the basis of the software-defined data centre,” says Soeren Brogaard Jensen, vice president, Global Data Center Software and Managed Services, Schneider Electric. “We believe being designated as a leader in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for DCIM supports our ability to help data center managers make informed decisions based on knowledge gained from a broad analytics platform, particularly because the solution is segmented to suit distinct industries.”
Gartner’s extensive review process is based on 14 evaluation criteria. Schneider Electric is positioned furthest for ‘completeness of vision’ in the Gartner Magic Quadrant. Schneider Electric believes this position is a result of the comprehensiveness of its StruxureWare for Data Centers solution, which seamlessly integrates with the company’s energy, building, power and cooling offering, enabling holistic management of any data center and providing a complete view and actionable analysis of data. With StruxureWare for Data Centers, Schneider Electric believes users can more easily optimise utilisation, uptime, power consumption and costs, resulting in the ideal balance of high data availability and peak operational efficiency.
Schneider Electric’s StruxureWare for Data Centers suite enables maximum efficiency throughout the data centre lifecycle, from design and build to operation, assessment and planning.
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1 Gartner “Magic Quadrant for Data Center Infrastructure Management Tools” by April Adams, David J. Cappuccio, Jay E. Pultz, Neha Kumar, Tiny Haynes, Federico De Silva, Henrique Cecci, Naveen Mishra, October 21, 2015