• DCIM leader in 2016 Gartner Magic Quadrant

Schneider Electric Remains a Leader in 2016 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Data Centre Infrastructure Management Tools

  • Recognised as a leader three years in a row
  • Evaluated on ‘Ability to Execute’ and ‘Completeness of Vision’
  • DCIM addresses evolving customer IT environments with recent cloud-based release and enhancement for colocation providers

Sydney (Australia), December 09, 2016 - Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management and automation, today announced that for the third consecutive year it has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. as a leader in the Magic Quadrant for Data Centre Infrastructure Management (DCIM) for its StruxureWare™ for Data Centres software suite. Schneider Electric believes this recognition underlines its ability to deliver an integrated, flexible and innovative DCIM solution suite, as exemplified by the launch of new cloud and colo capabilities earlier this year.

“Emerging forces such as Internet of Things, convergence, everything-as-a-service and cloud are driving data centre complexity and increasing costs. Ensuring that data centres deliver maximum ROI – no matter their environment – requires flexible, connected, intelligent and data-driven operation,” said Kim Povlsen, vice president and general manager, Digital Services & Data Centre Software, Schneider Electric. "We believe being recognised for the third time as a leader in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for DCIM speaks to the breadth and depth of Schneider Electric’s DCIM suite, including the recently released cloud-based StruxureOn™ and colo-specific StruxureWare Data Centre Operation 8.0. These solutions harness the power of IoT and bridge the gap between IT and facilities to empower data centre managers with the asset visibility, capacity planning capabilities, risk management and predictive maintenance functionality needed to increase efficiency and reliability.”

Gartner's extensive review process is based on 15 evaluation criteria measured by 'completeness of vision' and 'ability to execute.’ With StruxureWare for Data Centres, Schneider Electric believes users can more easily monitor and analyse infrastructure to maintain the integrity of the data centre to reduce downtime risks and maintenance costs while increasing and optimising operational performance.

Schneider Electric's StruxureWare for Data Centres suite enables maximum efficiency throughout the data centre lifecycle, from design and build to operation, assessment and planning, for colocation providers and the enterprise.

StruxureOn, a digital service that connects data centre physical infrastructure assets to the Schneider Electric cloud, enables real-time visibility into system performance, maintenance and service requirements via mobile app and uses data-driven analytics to proactively advise of potential failures, fundamentally improving the ability to service critical equipment before an issue occurs.

A complementary full-length Magic Quadrant report is availablehere.

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