Although power consumption of today's data centers is a vital piece of data today, in many cases it is often measured imprecisely using proprietary tools. Intel Corp. has teamed up with Schneider Electric, a global specialist in energy management and one of the market leaders in data center infrastructure management (DCIM), to create a way to accurately determine power requirements of a data center.
Schneider Electric's StruxureWare will soon feature aggregated power and thermal data from Intel Data Center Manager (DCM). While global companies currently deliver proprietary DCIM products, this is the industry’s first agreement between two major global leaders to produce non-proprietary DCIM products to meet the growing demand for granular power data that is based on actual consumption, not on rated or estimated data, according to Intel.
The first integrated product begins shipping in later this month and will support Intel's latest solutions for datacenters, such as Xeon E5 microprocessors.