APC by Schneider Electric Announces Updated Data Center InfraStruxure™ Management Software Portfolio 6.2

Newest Evolution of InfraStruxure™ Management Software Ushers in Added Efficiency and Ease to Data Centre Infrastructure Management

London, United Kingdom, March 11, 2011 --(PR.com)-- APC by Schneider Electric, a global leader in integrated critical power and cooling services, today announced InfraStruxure™ Management Software Portfolio 6.2, which includes updates to InfraStruxure Central Monitoring Suite and InfraStruxure Operations Suite as well as the introduction of an integration with VMware vSphere™ 4.1. The new versions bring further support to an open, vendor-neutral platform that addresses data centre management needs holistically by enabling IT professionals to design, operate and manage their physical infrastructure while systematically ruling out human error.

“Our ultimate goal is to help organizations plan and manage their data centre infrastructures in an efficient manner, conserve energy and maximise their resources,” said Soeren Jensen, Vice President of Data Center Software, APC by Schneider Electric. “By introducing updates to our InfraStruxure Management Software Portfolio such as linking the physical infrastructure with the virtual environment through the integration with VMware vSphere, we are addressing our customers’ needs for a seamless data centre management experience and an overall increase in energy efficiency and decrease in costs.”

InfraStruxure Operations Suite 6.2 offers enhanced network management capabilities, including a new network report to provide a complete overview of available and used network capacity. With the bi-directional integration into VMware vSphere, customers can quickly locate the physical location of a virtual machine and in the case of power, cooling or environmental physical infrastructure events, virtual machines are moved from impacted host servers to healthy hosts for uninterrupted uptime and availability.

Also new to InfraStruxure Operations Suite 6.2 is the one-click configuration and setup of InfraStruxure solutions incorporated in APC by Schneider Electric’s innovative data centre design and configuration tool, InfraStruxure Designer. This new feature enables users to automatically import room shape, equipment placement, and power and cooling dependencies from InfraStruxure Designer into InfraStruxure Operations.

InfraStruxure Central Monitoring Suite 6.2 offers customers a real-time data centre monitoring system that can be deployed instantly, managed from anywhere and integrated with other management systems with features such as consolidated reporting that provides easy access to all reports in one dashboard, including “sensor history,” “saved” and snapshots of battery age, UPS load, device inventory and environmental conditions. Other new features include future trending enabling users to understand future environments based off historic data and customisable alerts to help an organization comply with its established IT processes and procedures. InfraStruxure Central 6.2 also incorporates InfraStruxure Management Migration Utility that enables streamlined migration of information from InfraStruxure Manager to InfraStruxure Central 6.2.

InfraStruxure Management Software portfolio 6.2 has expanded the existing service offer with InfraStruxure Central Configuration for improved appliance installation and application configuration; InfraStruxure Energy Efficiency Configuration, a new service that organises the InfraStruxure Energy Efficiency Application to provide a dashboard into the data centre PUE and subsystem analysis, and InfraStruxure Administrator Training, an updated offering for the administrators of InfraStruxure software.

InfraStruxure Management Software Portfolio 6.2 seamlessly operates alongside and integrates with management systems and data center equipment from various vendors. For more information on InfraStruxure Management Software Portfolio 6.2, please visit www.apc.com/software or call 0800 2799254. The updated version can be obtained by contacting technical support through www.apc.com/gb.


About APC by Schneider Electric
APC by Schneider Electric, a global leader in critical power and cooling services, provides industry leading product, software and systems for home, office, data centre and factory floor applications. Through its unparalleled commitment to innovation, APC provides pioneering, energy efficient solutions for critical technology and industrial applications that are well planned, flawlessly installed and maintained throughout their lifecycle. APC solutions include uninterruptible power supplies (UPS), precision cooling units, racks, physical security and design and management software, including APC's InfraStruxure® architecture, the industry’s most comprehensive integrated power, cooling, and management solution.


About Schneider Electric
As a global specialist in energy management with operations in more than 100 countries, Schneider Electric offers integrated solutions across multiple market segments, including leadership positions in energy and infrastructure, industrial processes, building automation, and data centres/ networks, as well as a broad presence in residential applications. Focused on making energy safe, reliable, and efficient, the company's 110,000 plus employees achieved sales of 19.6 billion euros in 2010, through an active commitment to help individuals and organizations “Make the most of their energy.”


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