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Products & innovations Schneider Electric’s StruxureWare Data Centre Operation v8.1 Provides New Levels Of Efficiency And Control Schneider Electric has introduced StruxureWare Data Centre Operation (DCO) v8.1, an enhancement to StruxureWare for Data Centres, Data Centre Infrastructure Management (DCIM) suite. DCO v8.1 includes new features that allow data centre operators to design, manage and execute workflow tasks more efficiently and gain greater control over the data centre environment. New capabilities in v8.1 include: • W  orkflow template creation that simplifies workflow management while providing more control of tracking, moves, adds, and changes across a data centre’s assets to improve system performance. • I  ntegration of third party IT services, providing an open communication architecture enabling the sharing of relevant information across systems from multiple vendors to give a complete view of data centre performance and availability to boost reliability and efficiency. • Adaptive user interface enabling system access via any desktop, tablet or smartphone device to manage everyday tasks, such as tracking status updates, managing project timelines, and setting task owners to further simply data centre management. StruxureWare for Data Centres management software suite provides complete visibility from the building level down to the servers. Data centre managers can reduce energy consumption, increase system uptime and improve planning and operational performance throughout the lifecycle of the data centre. StruxureWare Data Centre Operation v8.1 is currently available through Schneider Electric and its partners. For further information visit: www.schneider-electric.com/dcim Commvault Partners with Pure Storage Commvault has announced the integration of its Commvault Data Platform and IntelliSnap technology for FlashStack, ​a flexible, converged infrastructure solution​ offered jointly by Cisco and Pure Storage, combining the latest in computer, network, and storage hardware into a single, integrated architecture. By providing the data protection layer for FlashStack with IntelliSnap integration, Commvault is working with Pure Storage and Cisco to address the ongoing shift from the traditional silo approach of separate servers, storage, and networking equipment to a pre- designed, pre-engineered, tested and optimised solution that provides organisations with a high performance, scalable infrastructure for deploying mission critical workloads. Commvault’s IntelliSnap integration with FlashStack is an ideal replacement over traditional data management and protection tools that are unable to scale and support critical enterprise applications and databases like Oracle, VMware SAP, and Microsoft SQL and Exchange, whether physical or virtual. For further information visit: www.commvault.com SEAGATE PUSHES PERFORMANCE AND COST BOUNDARIES WITH NEW ALL-FLASH AND HYBRID STORAGE ARRAYS Seagate has introduced two new additions to its RealStor line-up with the RealStor 5 series of all- flash storage and hybrid arrays, giving businesses the kind of high performance storage that has previously only been accessible to larger data centres. The RealStor 5005 is an all- flash array, ideal for demanding data environments where speed and latency are critical. The system can achieve 400,000 IOPS at 1 millisecond latency. For environments where latency is paramount, the RealStor 5005 can go even further, reaching latencies sub 300 microseconds for 300,000 IOPS – far faster than the one millisecond classic industry benchmark for all-flash array response time. The RealStor 4005 is for organisations not needing the full horsepower offered by the RealStor 5005. It is available in three personalit