APC and Cisco


APC by Schneider Electric, a global leader in critical power and cooling services for data centres, partners with Cisco to create solutions that power advanced data centre technologies. To simplify your data centre transformation, you can now install APC physical infrastructure solutions and Cisco intelligent networking products at the same time.

Built on APC InfraStruXure™ architecture, these solutions adjust easily and are standardised to meet changing business needs and future expansion. This approach provides your IT teams with:

  • Increased availability
  • Improved adaptability
  • Faster deployment
  • Lower total cost of ownership (TCO)

Schneider Electric is also integrated into Cisco UCS Manager with the StruxureWare for Data Centers UCS Manager Plug-in, which features:

StruxureWare Data Center Expert - This adjustable monitoring system collects, organises and sends real-time critical alerts, video surveillance and key information, to provide a unified view of complex physical infrastructures from anywhere on the network.

Data Center Operation: Capacity - Using real-time data collected from Data Center Expert, Capacity instantly previews the impact of changes before they occur, enabling informed decision-making and enhanced planning.

StruxureWare Data Center Operation - Provides an instant overview of data centre operations through inventory management, a PUE calculator, real-time device alarms, and access to location-based data.

Schneider Electric Cisco UCS Manager Plug-in for StruxureWare for Data Centers  provides auto-discovery of assets managed by Cisco UCS Manager, allowing data centre managers to monitor the CPU/power use as well as use at the physical infrastructure.

Power capping can be set for the rack, either as automatic global power limits for all racks, or as individual settings for specific servers, as determined by your real-time physical capacity constraints.

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