Schneider Electric Buys Viridity’s DCIM Software

Global energy management company Schneider Electric has acquired the Viridity EnergyCenter 2.0 platform, a data center infrastructure management (DCIM) management software that helps customers manage power availability, cooling and space capacity, and meet sustainability goals.

Schneider’s announcement says that it will acquire the intellectual property and software behind the Viridity EnergyCenter 2.0 platform, which will enhance Schneider’s StruxureWare for Data Center Operations DCIM suite. Schneider is just acquiring the DCIM software and not the company.

Schneider said Viridity’s platform will help customers measure energy consumption accurately and by device, and help customers make the most of their energy. Viridity’s software tracks server utilization and matches it with energy usage and cost. Among other things, the software simplifies the process of identifying “zombie” servers that are using energy but not being used.

“We are very pleased to welcome the Viridity team and their award-winning Energy Center 2.0 platform and look forward to incorporating this solution into Schneider Electric’s line of software solutions,” said Jim Simonelli, CTO of IT Business, Schneider Electric. “Our entrepreneurial cultures are extremely complementary and we expect immediate synergies in the development of Schneider Electric’s next generation DCIM software.”

StruxureWare for Data Centers is a combination of Schneider Electric’s market leading Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) and Data Center Facility Management (DCFM) software tools. StruxureWare integrates Schneider’s power monitoring (ION Enterprise) and cooling automation (Andover Continuum / TAC Vista). The complete suite is able to provide data gathering, monitoring, automation, and planning and implementation functionalities to enable an integrated and multifaceted view of all the mission critical physical systems of the data center.

Viridity’s EnergyCenter 2.0 software will continue to be supported by Schneider Electric’s world-class global service and support organization.

Earlier this year, Viridity co-founder and CTO Mike Rowan demonstrated the software for us. Here’s a look at the video:

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About the Author

Rich Miller is the founder and editor at large of Data Center Knowledge, and has been reporting on the data center sector since 2000. He has tracked the growing impact of high-density computing on the power and cooling of data centers, and the resulting push for improved energy efficiency in these facilities.

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