University of Massachusetts Medical Center

"In the past it was spreadsheets and manual logs! Now, every day I look at my console to gauge overall operating conditions and answer questions quickly."

DAVID PLAMONDON
Data Center Operations Architect

Quick Overview

  • House and protect

    patient data
  • Centralized

    data center
  • Managed

    customer data
  • Shared

    space and services
  • Economy

    of scale

Goal

"One of our goals is to operate as efficiently as possible while delivering maximum uptime and reliability. The historical trend data and real-time monitoring that Data Center Expert provides us are invaluable.

Many companies talk about improving efficiency, but if you can’t measure it, where is the value? Schneider Electric products give us the hard data to back that up."

DAVID PLAMONDON
Data Center Operations Architect

  • Reduce planning time for placing equipment
  • Improve visibility into remaining site capacity
  • Shorten response time for events and reports

Process

"Schneider Electric resolved our immediate need for real-time monitoring and inventory management. Other benefits over time include billing, historical data retention, and the ability to chart progress.

For example, we are in the middle of a data center optimization project in which we are actively consolidating physical servers into our new virtual environment. I can gauge progress by charting power usage and open rack space."

DAVID PLAMONDON
Data Center Operations Architect

  • StruxureWare for Data Centers has helped us keep up — and even anticipate — ever-changing technology requirements.
  • Historical trend data and real-time monitoring allow us to test and see the results of those changes.
  • Finance can charge customers for actual power usage.

Product Solution

•  Real-time monitoring

•  Instantaneous inventory updates

•  Centralized solution

•  Historical data retention

•  Track power and open rack space

•  Shortened response time

StruxureWare for Data Centers Value

"Many companies talk about improving efficiency, but if you can’t measure it, where is the value? Schneider Electric products give us the hard data to back that up."

One solution

for a complete picture

"You can’t properly run a data center unless you have a complete picture of what is going on at any one time in either the facilities or IT side of the equation. Having one solution that can combine infrastructure and IT management, as opposed to having multiple individual solutions, was a no-brainer."

DAVID PLAMONDON
Data Center Operations Architect

5% reduction

in IT energy load

"So far, as part of our data center optimization project, we have been able to reduce our IT energy load by 5 percent. That is a real number that we can show on paper.”

DAVID PLAMONDON
Data Center Operations Architect

Prepare

for future needs

"In the past it was spreadsheets and manual logs! Now, every day I look at my console, which allows me to gauge overall operating conditions and to answer the ‘Can we support the new xyz …?’ questions quickly."

DAVID PLAMONDON
Data Center Operations Architect