Schneider Electric Announces Free 90-day Trial of Its StruxureWare Operations: EcoStream DCIM Data Centre Software

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StruxureWare Operations: EcoStream enables users to load or build a data centre layout using the application in order to analyze airflow, ensure cooling capacity and avoid potential hotspots.

Schneider Electric, a global specialist in energy management, has announced a free 90-day trial of the company’s StruxureWare Operations: EcoStream data centre airflow application. The new software enables users to model the supply of cooled air using various cooling designs in order to evaluate their effectiveness prior to the installation of physical equipment.

“StruxureWare Operations: EcoStream enables data centre designers and managers to reconstruct their computer room within the application, or import a layout from a dedicated design tool such as Schneider Electric InfraStruxure Designer. The resulting model can then be used to verify the effectiveness of proposed cooling solutions, data centre layouts or inventory updates. In this way the risk of hotspots can be averted, as well as the side-effects of over-cooling the load which include poor data centre efficiency and facility PUE,” said Soeren Brogaard Jensen, VP of Enterprise Software at Schneider Electric.

The application comes with a preloaded demo solution to enable users to get started quickly. Other features of the software package include a 2D graphical floor plan of the configured data centre layout including a Capture Index which provides a colour-coded overview of tile airflow, Plenum Velocities and Plenum Pressure. The software also enables 3D rendering of the temperature map, including airflow, temperature thresholds and IT load.

When configuring the physical layout of the computer room or data centre, the user can make a choice of which units, Metric or Imperial, are used to display measurements of room dimensions, temperature, pressure and air velocity. Adding and removing walls, cooling units, equipment cabinets, floor tiles and all the common features of any facility is made easy using drag and drop functionality and intuitive icons.

Once the room is configured, equipment cabinets and their contents can be added by dragging and dropping from an included Equipment Catalog. Once the layout of the room is created and populated, the user is ready to start modelling. Using different design assumptions, the benefits of various layout options can be assessed, e.g., the placement of cooling units and floor grilles can be optimised to the requirements of the load, and then verified using the software before any engineering tasks are commenced.

To sign up for the 90-day trial of StruxureWare Operations: EcoStream visit the EcoStream evaluation website, complete the form and enter the keycode 11080p. For more details about StruxureWare for Data Centers, Schneider Electric’s integrated DCIM/ DCFM solution to help companies improve data centre and enterprise energy and cost efficiencies, planning, forecasting, and budgeting, please visit http://www.apc.com/software.

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 110,000 plus employees achieved sales of more than $26 billion in 2010, through an active commitment to help individuals and organizations “Make the most of their energy.”
http://www.schneider-electric.com

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