IP House deploys Schneider Electric EcoStruxure IT for real-time visibility of critical assets

IP House

IP House, a London-based data centre startup and new entrant to the UK colocation market, has selected EcoStruxure IT, the next generation cloud-based DCIM platform, to provide 24/7 monitoring of its ISO-accredited facility.

“During the planning stages we chose to utilise software from an industry-leading vendor. One that had a reputation for innovation and a focus on continual improvement,” says Vinny Vaghani, operations and commercial manager at IP House.

“One of the biggest drivers for selecting EcoStruxure IT was its vendor-neutrality and ability to integrate with different products to provide detailed data in a single dashboard. As a colocation provider we have to adhere to the highest standards of uptime and resiliency, monitoring and management is therefore an absolute necessity for our customers.”

IP House’s carrier-neutral data centre has been built to Tier III standards on the edge of London’s financial district. It contains 14,000ft2 of white space across two technical suites and will be operational later this month. The facility also utilises key components from Schneider Electric’s EcoStruxure for Data Centres architecture, including Power Distrubution (PDU), switchgear, NetShelter racks and Symmetra PX UPS.

“Our clients depend on both uptime and 24/7 connectivity to business-critical applications hosted within the data centre,” says Sean Hilliar, data centre manager at IP House. “Having the ability to proactively monitor all elements of the infrastructure with an advanced software solution like EcoStruxure IT will reassure customers that we’re providing them with a secure, competitive and resilient colocation service, that safeguards them against downtime.”

EcoStruxure IT is the industry’s first vendor-neutral Data Centre Management as a Service (DMaaS) architecture, purpose-built for the hybrid IT and data centre environments. It provides global visibility from anywhere, at any time on any device and data-driven insights into critical IT assets, which helps customers mitigate risk and reduce downtime.

“The data collected by EcoStruxure IT is aggregated in the Schneider Electric Cloud and analysed to provide actionable, real-time recommendations, which optimise infrastructure performance and mitigate risk for end-users,” says Kim Povlsen, vice president and general manager, digital services and data centre software, Schneider Electric.

“The software is supported by 24/7 remote monitoring through the Schneider Electric Service Bureau and can be connected to registered Elite Partners, such as UK-based Comtec Power, who are able to provide an additional layer of monitoring.”

EcoStruxure IT is part of Schneider Electric’s EcoStruxure for Data Centres solution, which is comprised of three levels; connected products, edge control software, and cloud-based apps/analytics/services.

Connected products refer to IoT-enabled hardware such as Symmetra UPS, which are connected to a management network so that they can be monitored and controlled by on-premise software, cloud-based web applications, analytics or services. Edge control refers to the software or systems (either on-premise or via the cloud)  that offer monitoring, alarming, and individual device controls /configuration for physical infrastructure equipment.

At the top of the EcoStruxure architecture are the ‘apps, analytics, and services’, which is where the value and promise of the EcoStruxure architecture is delivered. Cloud-based applications and ‘big data’ analytics provide unprecedented insight to reduce risk, simplify operations and increase efficiency.

For more information about DMaaS or Schneider Electric’s EcoStruxure IT platform please click here, or visit Schneider on Stand D530 at Data Centre World London, on March 21 and 22.