TechValidate Research on Schneider Electric Data Centres

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1,074 Customers Surveyed

6,352 Data Points Collected

67 Published TechFacts

22 Published Charts

9 Published Case Studies



Selected Research Highlights


Operational Challenges Solved

What was the primary data center operational challenge you were trying to solve with the deployment of InfraStruxure?

Mean time to repair of your existing data center: 4%
Inability to scale your power and cooling capacity: 9%
Data Center Efficiency: 34%
Downtime: 23%
Other: 30%

Top Physical Attributes of the InfraStruxure Architecture

Identify the top physical attribute of the InfraStruxure architecture that influenced your buying decision.

Rack based components: 24%
Modular Design: 21%
Color: 0%
Scalability: 14%
Designed to work as a system: 22%
Asthetics: 1%
Other: 19%

Government IT Initiatives Case Study

Federal Government

Introduction

This case study of a federal government is based on a June 2016 survey of Government IT Initiatives customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled organization asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“In order to successfully comply with DCOI, we need to properly explain the exceptions, the rollout plan and the achievements of programs that are aimed at reducing costs to all stakeholders, top to bottom.”

Challenges

  • Needs the most help complying with DCOI in the following areas:
    • How to measure PUE
    • Energy metering & efficiency optimization
    • DCIM implementation
    • Reporting (compliance, progress towards goals, etc)

Use Case

  • Heard about the Data Center Optimization Initiative, DCOI through:
    • Print publication
    • Email newsletter
    • Vendor
    • Managed Service Provider / System Integrator
    • Consultant
  • Their current Power Usage Effectiveness, PUE is under 1.5

Results

  • Currently measuring Power Usage Effectiveness, PUE with:
    • Internally developed system
  • Plans to start complying with the DCOI in 6 – 12 months
  • Agrees the following are a higher priority than complying with DCOI:
    • Cyber security
    • Business continuity
  • Rated the following DCOI metrics in terms of importance to their company:
    • Energy metering: 3
    • PUE: 1 (most important)
    • Virtualization: 2
    • Server utilization: 2
    • Facility utilization: 2
    • Consolidation: 4
  • Expects to realize 15% – 19% in cost savings from complying with the DCOI

Data center life cycle services from Schneider Electric keeps customers informed.

We have gained the ability to monitor all systems and data networks in the datacenter so that if anything happens we have it recorded.

System Administrator, State & Local Government

Case Study: Large Enterprise Professional Services Company

Introduction

This case study of a large enterprise professional services company is based on a February 2013 survey of Schneider Electric Data Centres customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“Once all the components were installed and online, we were able to manage a data center from one desktop.”

“We are now more able to identify where power consumption is greater per rack in the thermal dynamics of our data center space. We can monitor how integrated the monitoring system is with our operations management software.”

Challenges

  • Solved the operational challenge of low data center efficiency with the deployment of InfraStruxure.
  • Purchase of InfraStruxure was influenced by the scalability.

Use Case

  • Uses an InfraStruxure Solution in their data center.
  • Purchased InfraStruxure/APC components in the last 36 months.

Results

  • Believes speed of deployment is the top value of InfraStruxure.
  • Lowered unnecessary downtime by < 25% with the solution management software.
  • Deployed their InfraStruxure solution in 1 month to < 3 months.

Schneider Electric Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM)

DCIM has helped us better plan and layout new spaces in addition to showing us how to efficiently use the space we have at each site.

IT Manager, Global 500 Energy & Utilities Company



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