Schneider Electric Remains a Leader in 2016 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Data Center Infrastructure Management Tools
• Recognized 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
India, May 5, 2017 – 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 Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) Toolsi for its StruxureWare™ for Data Centers 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 center complexity and increasing costs. Ensuring that data centers 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 Center Software, Schneider Electric. "We believe being recognized 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 Center Operation 8.0. These solutions harness the power of IoT and bridge the gap between IT and facilities to empower data center 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 Centers, Schneider Electric believes users can more easily monitor and analyze infrastructure to maintain the integrity of the data center to reduce downtime risks and maintenance costs while increasing and optimizing operational performance.
Speaking about the recognition, Venkatraman Swaminathan, Vice-President and Country General Manager, IT Division, Schneider Electric India said, “It is an honour to be recognised as a leader in the Magic Quadrant third time in a row. As the Data Center segment is growing, the data center owners are realising the complexity of bridging the divide between IT and OT. The comprehensive DCIM portfolio (Struxureware for Data Center) with our proven execution capabilities, are helping data center owners bridge this gap and in making the IoT led data center transformation a reality.”
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, for colocation providers and the enterprise.
StruxureOn, a digital service that connects data center 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.
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i Gartner "Magic Quadrant for Data Center Infrastructure Management Tools" by April Adams, David J. Cappuccio, Neha Kumar, Tiny Haynes, October 10, 2016