SOURCE: APC by Schneider Electric

APC by Schneider Electric

May 31, 2011 09:00 ET

APC Integrates With HP Operations Manager -- Shows Impact of Physical Layer Changes on IT Systems

Con Edison Takes Part in Trial; Monitors and Manages Multi-Vendor Data Center More Efficiently

WEST KINGSTON, RI--(Marketwire - May 31, 2011) - APC by Schneider Electric, a global leader in critical power and cooling services, today announced a tightly coupled software integration of APC InfraStruxure™ Central with HP Operations Manager, which allows IT managers to understand the impact of physical layer changes on IT systems and business applications. IT managers can now detect and monitor real-time changes in power, cooling and environment through HP Operations Manager, thereby reducing risk, raising data center system availability and increasing energy efficiency. The Smart Plug-In (SPI) will integrate InfraStruxure Central's device hierarchy, device status, and monitored data into the HP Operations Manager environment. The integrated solution:

  • Shares key data points of multi-vendor devices including alarm notifications and historical data on the targeted server deployment environment;
  • Provides a comprehensive look at how the physical and IT environments operate independently and influence each other, providing critical operating information on power and cooling capacity;
  • Brings visibility, control and automation needed for a more efficient enterprise to help maintain IT service levels.

"This integration allows customers to take advantage of the centralized view and reporting capabilities of APC's InfraStruxure Central, in tandem with HP's Operations Manager, to better monitor complete or comprehensive IT infrastructure," said Jim Simonelli, Senior Vice President and CTO, APC by Schneider Electric. "APC and HP share the common goal of helping customers run more efficient data centers, by providing comprehensive management tools that deliver cost-effective solutions to improve business applications."

"APC's InfraStruxure Central integration with HP Operations Manager is truly the right fit for our business," said Terrence Walsh, Director IT Planning, Consolidated Edison Company of New York. "When we heard of the integration, we knew that it would be able to help us meet our reliability and consolidation goals, and we have been happy to participate in the trial implementation of the program and provide feedback regarding our experience. We are now able to view and manage our physical infrastructure, including power and cooling in a single interface, instead of the multiple programs we had to access for the same information prior to this installation. Seeing all of this from one single software platform has allowed us to manage our data center and server farms much more efficiently and effectively."

Among issues most critical to data center managers, multi-vendor infrastructure monitoring and the ability to access real-time data are of utmost importance. APC's InfraStruxure Central software meets these needs with end-to-end monitoring and control of power, cooling, security, and energy usage from the building through IT systems. In addition, features such as smart alerts, customization capabilities, automatic device discovery, and mass configuration make InfraStruxure Central easy to implement in the data center. For more information, visit http://www.apc.com/products/family/index.cfm?id=350.

HP Operations Manager is an industry leading suite of management products and solutions that help customers manage physical and virtual IT environments across data centers, client computers, and devices. This software provides a single management console for virtual and cloud infrastructure, in addition to dependency views for transactions, applications, business services, and infrastructure.

For more information on the HP Operations Manager please visit https://h10078.www1.hp.com/cda/hpms/display/main/hpms_content.jsp?cp=1-11-15-28%5E1745_4000_100__&zn=bto. For more information on APC please visit www.apc.com or call 800-877-4080. This solution will be available in mid-April through APC and channel partners.

About APC by Schneider Electric

APC by Schneider Electric, a global leader in critical power and cooling services, provides industry leading hardware, software, and services designed to ensure availability and higher energy efficiency across the residential, business network, data center, and manufacturing environments. Backed by the strength, experience, and wide network of Schneider Electric's Critical Power & Cooling Services, APC delivers well planned, flawlessly installed and maintained solutions throughout their lifecycle. Through its unparalleled commitment to innovation, APC delivers energy efficient solutions for critical technology and industrial applications.

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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 centers/networks, as well as a broad presence in residential applications. Focused on making energy safe, reliable, and efficient, the company's 100,000+ employees achieved sales of more than $22 billion in 2009, through an active commitment to help individuals and organizations "Make the most of their energy."

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