Schneider Electric, a global specialist in energy management, has been named a Market Leader in the Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) space by analyst firm IDC. The report, which details the current climate and scope of the DCIM market, placed Schneider Electric in the highest category of Market Leader when compared to a wide range of competitor’s solutions.
IDC’s report, IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Datacenter Infrastructure Management (DCIM) 2011 Vendor Analysis, identifies the DCIM market as continuing to rapidly evolve with a number of vendors working to establish themselves within the space. The report, published in January of 2012, places Schneider Electric at the forefront of DCIM technology development and as an industry thought leader.
“Schneider Electric is an IDC MarketScape Leader worldwide,” the report stated. “Schneider performed well in the business capabilities and strategy criteria sections, particularly regarding its growth strategy, innovation, and employee management.” This evaluation was based on a comprehensive framework that assessed vendors across a wide variety of technical and operational criteria, weighted by factors IDC believed will be the most influential over the next three to five years.
“To be identified by IDC as a Market Leader in the DCIM space is a tremendous validation of the effectiveness of our DCIM solutions,” said Soeren Brogaard Jensen, Vice President, Enterprise Software, Schneider Electric. “As the DCIM space continues to grow and evolve Schneider Electric will remain committed to bringing our customers the most robust and innovative line of DCIM solutions on the market to further streamline IT and facilities management.”
Schneider Electric’s cutting-edge DCIM solutions are an integral part of StruxureWare™ for Data Centers, an integrated management software suite designed to address all aspects of the data center physical infrastructure needed to maximize availability and efficiency. The suite combines Schneider Electric’s market leading Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) and Data Center Facility Management (DCFM) software tools to provide data gathering, monitoring and automation, and planning and implementation functionalities enabling an integrated and multifaceted view of all the mission critical physical systems of the data center.
In addition to Schneider Electric’s StruxureWare for Data Centers, the recent intellectual property acquisition of Viridity’s EnergyCenter 2.0 platform adds further capabilities to the software suite. The EnergyCenter 2.0 software enables auto-discovery of IT assets to optimize capacity utilization at the IT asset level. Viridity was listed as a Major Player in the DCIM space by the IDC report, which noted that EnergyCenter 2.0 was, “easy to deploy and manage while addressing many datacenter operators’ chief concerns.”