INDUSTRY NEWS: posted 19 March 2018

PRESS RELEASE:  London, United Kingdom - 19 March 2018:  IP House has selected EcoStruxure IT, the next generation cloud-based Data Centre Infrastructure Management (DCIM) platform, to provide 24/7 monitoring of their ISO-accredited facility.

IP House is a data centre start-up and new entrant to the UK colocation market.  They are based in London.  Their carrier-neutral data centre has been built to Tier III standards on the edge of London’s financial district. It contains 14,000 Sqft. of white space across two technical suites and will be operational later this month. The facility also utilises key components from Schneider Electric’s EcoStruxure™ for Data Centers architecture, including Power Distrubution (PDU), Switchgear, NetShelter™ Racks and Symmetra™ PX UPS.

“During the planning stages we chose to utilise software from an industry-leading vendor. One that had a reputation for innovation and a focus on continual improvement,” said Vinny Vaghani, Operations and Commercial Manager, IP House.

“One of the biggest drivers for selecting EcoStruxure IT was its vendor-neutrality and ability to integrate with different products to provide detailed data in a single dashboard. As a colocation provider we have to adhere to the highest standards of uptime and resiliency, monitoring and management is therefore an absolute necessity for our customers.”

“Our clients depend on both uptime and 24/7 connectivity to business-critical applications hosted within the data centre.” said Sean Hilliar, Data Centre Manager, IP House. “Having the ability to proactively monitor all elements of the infrastructure with an advanced software solution like EcoStruxure IT will reassure customers that we’re providing them with a secure, competitive and resilient colocation service, that safeguards them against downtime.”

EcoStruxure IT is the Industry’s first vendor-neutral Datacentre Management as a Service (DMaaS) architecture, purpose-built for the hybrid IT and data centre environments. It provides global visibility from anywhere, at any time on any device and data-driven insights into critical IT assets, which helps customers mitigate risk and reduce downtime.

“The data collected by EcoStruxure IT is aggregated in the Schneider Electric Cloud and analysed to provide actionable, real-time recommendations, which optimize infrastructure performance and mitigate risk for end-users.” Said Kim Povlsen, Vice President & General Manager, Digital Services & Data Center Software, Schneider Electric. “The software is supported by 24/7 remote monitoring through the Schneider Electric Service Bureau and can be connected to registered Elite Partners, such as UK-based Comtec Power, who are able to provide an additional layer of monitoring.”

EcoStruxure IT is part of Schneider Electric’s EcoStruxure™ for Data Centers solution, which is comprised of three levels; connected products, edge control software, and cloud-based apps/analytics/services.

Connected products refer to IoT-enabled hardware such as Symmetra UPS, which are connected to a management network so that they can be monitored and controlled by on-premise software, Cloud-based Web applications, analytics or services. Edge control refers to the software or systems (either on-premise or via the Cloud)  that offer monitoring, alarming, and individual device controls /configuration for physical infrastructure equipment.

At the top of the EcoStruxure architecture are the “apps, analytics, & services”, which is where the value and promise of the EcoStruxure architecture is delivered. Cloud-based applications and “big data” analytics provide unprecedented insight to reduce risk, simplify operations and increase efficiency.

For more information about DMaaS or Schneider Electric’s EcoStruxure IT platform please visit exhibition stand D530 at Data Centre World London on March 21 & 22 this week. 

About Schneider Electric:

Schneider Electric is leading the Digital Transformation of Energy Management and Automation in Homes, Buildings, Data Centres, Infrastructure and Industries.

With global presence in over 100 countries, Schneider is the undisputable leader in Power Management – Medium Voltage, Low Voltage and Secure Power and in Automation Systems. They provide integrated efficiency solutions, combining energy, automation and software.

In their global Ecosystem, Schneider Electric collaborates with the largest Partner, Integrator and Developer Community on their Open Platform to deliver real-time control and operational efficiency.

Schneider Electric believes that great people and partners make them a great company and that their commitment to Innovation, Diversity and Sustainability ensures that Life Is On everywhere, for everyone and at every moment.

For more information regarding Schneider Electric, please visit www.schneider-electric.com or contact Lavina Dsouza Tel.: +44 (0) 7887 560218 / lavina.dsouza@Schneider-electric.com

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