Stockholm den 18 oktober 2010 - APC, som ingår i Schneider Electric, integrerar nu övervakningsprogrammet InfraStruxure Operations för datahallar med VMware vSphere. Därmed möjliggörs leverantörsoberoende inventariehantering, realtidsanalyser och dessutom ger programmet automatiskt förslag på lösningar och åtgärder i den dagliga driften. Integrationen säkerställer att VMware vSphere alltid uppmärksammar larm och händelser i den kritiska infrastrukturen avseende strömförsörjning, kylning, säkerhet och miljö, och även kan flytta virtuella maskiner inom datahallen.
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APC’s Latest Innovation Enables Virtualization and Cloud Computing Through Integration with VMware vSphere™
New InfraStruxureTM Operations integration shows how virtual machines relate to the physical environment and can automatically migrate virtual machines to healthy hosts
COPENHAGEN (Denmark), October 12, 2010 – APC by Schneider Electric, a global leader in integrated critical power and cooling services, today introduced the integration of InfraStruxure™ Operations with VMware vSphere™ to enable vendor-neutral inventory management, real-time analysis and automated resolution recommendations. The integration ensures that VMware vSphere is aware of critical physical infrastructure alarms and events, including power, cooling, security and environment, and can execute corrective actions to move virtual machines to non impacted areas within the data center.
“A comprehensive view of the physical infrastructure allows companies to manage and monitor an increasingly complex IT environment, including the deployment and management of virtual machines,” said Chris Hanley, senior vice president, Marketing & Sales Process, APC. “VMware customers deploying virtual clusters now have the necessary insight into how their virtual machines relate to physical servers and their location. InfraStruxure Operations automatically migrates virtual machines to healthy host environments, enabling customers to maintain their Service Level Agreements.”
Through the integration, InfraStruxure Operations couples events from the physical infrastructure layer with information from the VMware virtual machines. This integration translates critical physical infrastructure events into server impact analysis, identifying how events will impact the host machines in a virtualized environment. The result of the impact analysis will prompt a migration of the virtual machines away from the affected hosts onto unaffected host servers.
InfraStruxure Operations is an application available in the APC InfraStruxure Management Software portfolio, which allows companies to take a holistic view of data center physical infrastructure, including traditional monitoring and control of power, cooling, security and environment, as well as trending and analysis, predictive simulation and capacity scenarios, equipment age and health, current and historic power usage effectiveness (PUE), energy use and costs.
"As data center infrastructures increase in complexity with virtualization and cloud computing, it becomes even more important for the IT manager to have real time visibility to the health of the physical layer via software," said Michelle Bailey, IDC's Research Vice President for Enterprise Platforms and Datacenter Trends. "There are many monitoring packages on the market, but APC by Schneider Electric is the first vendor to automate the movement of vm's to healthy host machines based on the availability of power, cooling, and server resources. This results in enhanced system availability and peace of mind."
InfraStruxure Operations enables vendor-agnostic inventory management with real-time device failures, presents data shown within the data center physical layout, and provides recommendations on how to resolve issues.
Additionally, a location-based drill-down view provides a structured overview of data center locations from a global to local view down to single assets, and the PUE calculator supplies information on daily utilization of energy. InfraStruxure Operations runs in concert with APC's InfraStruxure Central which captures and aggregates device data from the physical infrastructure layer.
APC is a member of VMware’s Technology Alliance Partner Program providing integration between APC’s PowerChute Network Shutdown and VMware ESXi on all APC Smart-UPS models. APC is working with VMware to validate the vSpere solution under the VMware Technology Alliance Partner Program.
This integration will be available for download in February 2011 as part of InfraStruxure Operations v6.2. For more information on APC, including information on downloading this integration, please visit www.apc.com.
About APC by Schneider Electric
APC by Schneider Electric, a global leader in critical power and cooling services, provides industry leading product, software and systems for home, office, data center and factory floor applications. Through its unparalleled commitment to innovation, APC provides pioneering, energy efficient solutions for critical technology and industrial applications, that are well planned, flawlessly installed and maintained throughout their lifecycle. APC solutions include uninterruptible power supplies (UPS), precision cooling units, racks, physical security and design and management software, including APC's InfraStruxure® architecture, the industry’s most comprehensive integrated power, cooling, and management solution.
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 centres/networks, as well as a broad presence in residential applications. Focused on making energy safe, reliable, and efficient, the company's 100,000+ employees achieved sales of more than 15.8 billion euros in 2009, through an active commitment to help individuals and organisations “Make the most of their energy”.