Cisco has partnered with APC to provide mission critical power and cooling solutions for today's data center technologies. To simplify your data center transformation you can install APC physical infrastructure data center solutions and Cisco intelligent networking products at the same time.
And now, Cisco has certified APC by Schneider Electric to ship Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) Servers pre-racked in NetShelter SX with Shock Packaging cabinets. This allows for rapid deployment of converged infrastructure architectures such as the Cisco-NetApp FlexPod, Dell-EMC VBLOCK, and Cisco-IBM VersaStack and leading Hyperconverged solutions based on Cisco UCS, including Nutanix, Scale Computing, and SimpliVity.
The NetShelter SX is the base building block of Schneider Electric’s Data Center and Micro Data Center solutions. InfraStruxure is Schneider Electric’s modular, scalable data center infrastructure architecture that simplifies designing, deployment, and management of IT in multi-rack deployments.
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, organizes and sends real-time critical alerts, surveillance video 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 center 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 center managers to monitor the CPU/power utilization as well as utilization 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.