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IDC Names Schneider Electric a Global Leader in Data Center

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Schneider Electric, a global specialist in energy management and automation, recently announced it has been recognized as a leader in the IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Data Center Infrastructure Management 2015 Vendor Analysis1 for its StruxureWare for Data Centers software suite.

The report, which details the current climate and scope of the DCIM market as it grows to support more efficient and business-critical data centers, again placed Schneider Electric in the highest category of Leader when compared to a wide range of competitor’s solutions. The extensive IDC MarketScape evaluation process is based on vendor surveys and interviews, publically available information and feedback from users, and measures each vendor against 30 elements of capabilities and strategy. Schneider Electric views this recognition as further solidifying its leadership in providing customers with the intelligent and reliable software and service solutions required to meet growing challenges and drive their business forward.

“As a global provider of energy management and datacenter solutions, Schneider Electric has built a large installed base for its StruxureWare for Data Centers DCIM solution. The company’s worldwide presence and position in designing, building, and managing datacenters make the StruxureWare modules a logical fit for extending the facilities and power management functions through to the IT management space,” the IDC MarketScape stated.1

“The exponential growth of data driven by the Internet of Things and our increasingly digital world is placing unprecedented demands on the data center, as it becomes the lifeblood of the business. With real-time business operations at stake, DCIM can arm users with the insight they need to remain agile and make informed decisions based on actual data,” says Soeren Brogaard Jensen, Vice President, Global Data Center Software and Managed Services, Schneider Electric. “The recognition of StruxureWare for Data Centers as a leader in the IDC MarketScape for DCIM accentuates our ability to provide users with a broad data center analytics platform that connects their business through a software-defined data center.”

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The IDC MarketScape recognized Schneider Electric’s comprehensive DCIM solution as delivering the key capabilities that allow for a smart-IT-enabled data center, providing managers with the holistic, real-time view of the data center they need to optimize efficiency, performance and agility, and transform their data center from a cost center into business driver. This is seen through StruxureWare’s end-to-end capabilities in critical facilities, monitoring and automation, and IT management functions, as well as its support for users’ increasingly distributed resources across facilities. The report also acknowledged Schneider Electric’s modular build-as-you-go approach as influencing similar selling models amongst competitors, and identified the company’s global services and support as a strength.

Schneider Electric’s StruxureWare for Data Centers suite enables maximum efficiency throughout the data center lifecycle, from design and build to operation, assessment and planning.

The full-length MarketScape report is available here. An IDC subscription is required.


About IDC MarketScape

IDC MarketScape vendor analysis model is designed to provide an overview of the competitive fitness of ICT (information and communications technology) suppliers in a given market. The research methodology utilizes a rigorous scoring methodology based on both qualitative and quantitative criteria that results in a single graphical illustration of each vendor’s position within a given market.  IDC MarketScape provides a clear framework in which the product and service offerings, capabilities and strategies, and current and future market success factors of IT and telecommunications vendors can be meaningfully compared.  The framework also provides technology buyers with a 360 degree assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of current and prospective vendors.

About Schneider Electric

Schneider Electric is the global specialist in energy management and automation. With revenues of €25 billion in FY2014, our 170,000 employees serve customers in over 100 countries, helping them to manage their energy and process in ways that are safe, reliable, efficient and sustainable. From the simplest of switches to complex operational systems, our technology, software and services improve the way our customers manage and automate their operations. Our connected technologies will reshape industries, transform cities and enrich lives. At Schneider Electric, we call this Life Is On.

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