Schneider, ETAP Team to Simulate Power Changes
December 17th, 2012 By: John Rath
Schneider Electric and analytical engineering firm ETAP announced a new advanced electrical power analysis and simulation solution module for data centers, which provides data center operators with added power system intelligence to ensure reliable power distribution infrastructure in data centers.
Through a cooperative agreement, the two companies have developed a power analysis and simulation solution module for data centers that joins Schneider Electric’s power monitoring systems with ETAP’s power system management and simulation software. The solution will enable data center operators to analyze and understand the potential impact of changes they make to the power system through simulation.
“In today’s mission-critical data centers, operators need better tools to fully understand the full impact on their power system before they act,” said Pankaj Lal, offer management director for Energy Solutions, Schneider Electric. “Predictive simulation is the next frontier for data centers to mitigate the risk of equipment failure and outages.”
To aid in solving power system operational challenges and provide key insights into the electrical power network in a data center, Schneider Electric and ETAP have developed a module that extends power management capabilities of StruxureWare Power Monitoring and SCADA software – expert-level software applications within the StruxureWare for Data Centers management software suite – to deliver an added level of reliability and peace of mind for data center operations. In addition, tight integration between the StruxureWare real-time power monitoring systems and ETAP’s power modeling and simulation software enables the data center operator to run customized pre-engineered “what-if” scenarios.
“Using ETAP’s robust modeling and analysis engine together with real-time data acquisition has allowed us to add the intelligence behind Schneider Electric’s powerful monitoring suite,” said Shervin Shokooh, COO of ETAP. “We look forward to delivering an added level of reliability and operational peace of mind to data center owners, operators and managers.”