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


Government IT Initiatives Case Study

US Department Of The Navy

Introduction

This case study of US Department of the Navy is based on a June 2016 survey of Government IT Initiatives customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

Challenges

  • Needs the most help complying with DCOI in the following areas:
    • Better understanding of the DCOI
    • How to measure PUE
    • Energy metering & efficiency optimization
    • DCIM implementation
    • Cost savings and avoidance
    • Energy audits

Use Case

The key features and functionalities of Government IT Initiatives that the surveyed organization uses:

  • Their current Power Usage Effectiveness, PUE is 1.5 – 1.9.

Results

  • Currently measuring Power Usage Effectiveness, PUE with:
    • Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) software
  • Plans to start complying with the DCOI in 0 – 6 months
  • Agrees the following are a higher priority than complying with DCOI:
    • Cyber security
    • Data analytics
    • Physical security
    • Business continuity
    • Maintenance
    • Equipment upgrades
  • Rated the following DCOI metrics in terms of importance to their company: (1-most important, 6-least important)
    • Energy metering: 2
    • PUE: 2
    • Virtualization: 3
    • Server utilization: 3
    • Facility utilization: 3
    • Consolidation: 3
  • Expects to realize 5% – 9% in cost savings from complying with the DCOI

Operational Challenges InfraStruxure Solves

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: 10%
Data Center Efficiency: 32%
Downtime: 28%
Other: 26%

Remote Visibility

Remote visibility was the key benefit of deploying Data Center Infrastructure Management Software.

IT Director, Medium Enterprise Energy & Utilities Company

Key Benefits Experienced Using Data Center Solution Management Software

We survey the leading DCIM solution providers and make recommendations. We look for innovative, cost-sensible end to end integration solutions. Schneider is one of our leading candidates for our design/build projects.

Consultant, Medium Enterprise Construction Company

Customers’ view on benefit from Schneider Electric’s Operation Service

In what ways do you benefit from Schneider Electric’s Vendor Management, Managed Maintenance or Critical Facility Operations Service?

Peace of mind in knowing that I am getting the most I can from all my service contracts
73%
Confidence that my critical equipment is receiving the service it needs for optimal performance
91%
Improved levels of uptime and optimized system performance in the data center
36%
Optimized energy efficiency in the data center
27%
Saves me time and enables my team to focus on our core competencies
55%
Reduced operating expenses and reduced Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) through optimization of maintenance program
36%
Continuous innovation and improvements
27%

Case Study: Medium Enterprise Computer Software Company

Introduction

This case study of a medium enterprise computer software company is based on a March 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.

Challenges

  • Solved the operational challenge of providing UPS expansion with the deployment of InfraStruxure.
  • The purchase of InfraStruxure was influenced by the scalable design.

Use Case

  • Uses a data center solution from APC to support and backup their data center.
  • Purchased APC components in the last 36 months.

Results

  • Believes pay as you grow is the top value of the InfraStruxure Data Center Solution.
  • Deployed the InfraStruxure solution in under a month.


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