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Schneider Electric releases open API for EcoStruxure IT Expert

Schneider Electric has released a public API for its cloud-based data centre monitoring software EcoStruxture IT Expert.

EcoStruxure IT Expert is a vendor-agnostic, AI-powered monitoring platform that allows data centre operators to monitor power and critical infrastructure remotely.

The API allows end users to integrate the platform’s remote monitoring capabilities into third-party power and critical infrastructure systems.


DCIM for Edge site management – Top tips

The lack of staff or “lights out” nature of many local IT and mobile  edge computing (MEC) sites makes operations & maintenance of the supporting IT infrastructure a challenge. This struggle worsens as the number of sites increase. How do you maintain IT resiliency in a cost effective way under these conditions? It is not practical… Read More


The benefits of designing data centres for efficiency

When deploying IT infrastructure to support an enterprise organisation, there are several factors to consider. All of the decisions are based on the specific needs of the business, it’s type, the customers it services and the applications it needs to support. For many, the first decision however, is whether to own or outsource?  

Do the needs of the business require predominantly commercial applications, which can be delivered via the cloud? Or does the organisation depend so crucially on local IT assets for performance, data sovereignty or application speed, that it is more preferable to keep their resources on premise?


How much of a data centre can be controlled remotely?

The coronavirus pandemic is testing the theory that data centres are completely manageable remotely. Although a large number of governments, including the UK’s, have recognised data centre workers as key workers, operators are ensuring they minimise risk to employees by keeping non-essential staff at home, establishing rotas, and firing up remote systems where possible.

Those who built remote management capabilities preceding the pandemic are now putting them to the test at a time when businesses and society as a whole need mission-critical infrastructure more than ever. But what are the limits of remote management, and what are the best practices to guarantee uptime?


The DCIM maturity model: An important step to data centre efficiency and added value

Data centres are becoming more complex as the need for HPC (high performance computing), data bandwidth and latency outstrip the capabilities of legacy facilities. It is not simply customers generating more information throughput across the infrastructure.

The ability to collect actionable data, analyse and predict outcomes within the technical spaces provides one of the largest opportunities to eliminate energy wastage (up to 50% reduction in cooling energy costs), reduce CO2 emissions and reduce downtime risk. Data’s strategic importance to organisations has placed new pressures on technology networks to work to their optimum performance levels.



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