Schneider, Intel announce data center infrastructure management software solution

Schneider Electric on Tuesday announced its data center infrastructure management (DCIM) software solution that provides server access without additional hardware.

This is the world’s first DCIM solution.

Schneider Electric leveraged Intel Virtual Gateway technology.

This new product module for StruxureWare Data Center Operation is the result of leveraging Intel Virtual Gateway technology to provide full server lifecycle access and power cycling for remote management.

Intel and Schneider Electric are bridging facilities and IT by offering vKVM (virtual keyboard video mouse) and DCIM in one integrated product suite.

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In combining DCIM and software KVM technology, Server Access allows IT managers, data center managers/operators and facility managers to launch, manage, troubleshoot and control servers directly from the DCIM software, providing a comprehensive solution from the facility down to the server level, including a physical model for the location of servers, which enables identification of potential issues such as power or cooling impact.

“Virtual Gateway is an extension of Intel’s Data Center Manager (DCM) software, and provides important technological advances for our middleware,” said Jeff Klaus, general manager of Intel Data Center Solutions.

KVM (keyboard video mouse) switches provide remote access to servers, and can control multiple servers. However, by utilizing software KVM technology and eliminating the need for hardware, Server Access can reduce technology costs by up to 50 percent.

“As the first DCIM vendor to offer software-only server access capabilities, we view Server Access as an important component to improving energy efficiency in data centers and facilities,” said Soeren Jensen, vice president of Enterprise Management and Software for Schneider Electric.

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