Intelligent Data Centres Issue 3 - Page 53

AS THE NEEDS FOR EDGE COMPUTE CONTINUE TO EVOLVE AND THE MARKETPLACE DEMANDS PLUG- AND-PLAY SOLUTIONS THAT PUT THE SPECIFIC NEEDS OF THE CUSTOMER FRONT AND CENTRE, NEW SOLUTIONS LIKE THIS MICRO DATA CENTRE SOLUTION WITH CISCO HYPERFLEX EDGE WILL BE KEY FOR SUCCESS. EcoStruxure IT Advisor’s key features and benefits include: For colocation providers, EcoStruxure IT Advisor offers a floor view with areas, cages and racks and IT assets, along with detailed floor and rack utilisation reports. EcoStruxure IT Advisor is available globally and expands the EcoStruxure IT platform, which includes EcoStruxure IT Expert, a secure, vendor agnostic, wherever-you- go monitoring software with visibility of all IoT-enabled physical infrastructure assets, and EcoStruxure Asset Advisor which provides 24×7 monitoring by the Schneider Electric global service bureau or through the company’s partner network. Schneider Electric combines physical infrastructure with Cisco’s HyperFlex Edge Meanwhile, Schneider Electric has announced new solutions for micro data centres that couple APC by Schneider Electric physical infrastructure with Cisco’s HyperFlex Edge, hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) solutions for quick and efficient deployment in edge environments. Together, Schneider Electric and Cisco can now offer IT global channel partners and system integrators access to several new reference designs for HyperFlex deployments that can be used as-is or be customised to meet specific micro data centre needs. These solutions have been pre-engineered to seamlessly join APC and Cisco equipment for solutions that are pre-integrated, remotely monitorable and physically secure. “For IT channel partners and system integrators, a fully integrated micro data centre solution from Schneider Electric and Cisco saves valuable rack- and-stack floor space and time, and these reference designs provide peace of mind that they will be getting a fully optimised solution,” said John Knorr, VP, Global IT Channel Alliances, Schneider Electric. “We’re fully dedicated to the relationship with Cisco and offering the latest innovative solutions to our customers.” This new offer is part of Schneider Electric and Cisco’s commitment to delivering world-class edge and IoT solutions that offer the highest level of flexibility, resiliency and speedy deployment. “Cisco looks forward to more collaboration with Schneider Electric,” added Vijay Venugopal, Director, HyperFlex Product Management, Cisco. “As the needs for edge compute continue to evolve and the marketplace demands plug-and-play solutions that put the specific needs of the customer front and centre, new solutions like this micro data centre solution with Cisco HyperFlex Edge will be key for success.” ◊ Issue 03 53 • • Asset management for accurate inventory: Data is shown within the physical layout for instant access to accurate device details and asset attributes. • • Risk planning for proactive incident management: The Impact Analysis report indicates how incidents may impact devices and infrastructure. • • Change management for all asset moves, adds and changes: Workflow automation ensures human error is reduced and best practices are deployed. EcoStruxure IT Advisor delivers a simplified way to deploy data centre management that is accessible anywhere and at any-time