Data center operation
Schneider Electric’s StruxureWare Data Center Operation for Co-location is a data center infrastructure management (DCIM) application specifically designed to address the needs of data centers with multiple tenants.
Schneider Electric’s StruxureWare Data Center Operation for Co-location is a data center infrastructure management (DCIM) application within the StruxureWare for Data Centers Software Suite specifically designed to address the needs of data centers with multiple tenants. It is able to optimize data center equipment and space by providing multi-tenant data center providers and managers—including wholesale, retail, managed hosting, and cloud providers—with real-time status updates on data center capacities, including data center power, cooling, and available space, to help identify any constraints for future expansion and to better allocate equipment and resources. The application also provides insight into usage and availability on a tenant level, which enables facility managers to operate the data center as a business through capabilities like detailed chargeback for power and integrated tenant billing and support.
Annual Salary Survey
After almost a decade of uncertainty, the confidence of plant floor managers is soaring. Even with a number of challenges and while implementing new technologies, there is a renewed sense of optimism among plant managers about their business and their future.
The respondents to the 2014 Plant Engineering Salary Survey come from throughout the U.S. and serve a variety of industries, but they are uniform in their optimism about manufacturing. This year’s survey found 79% consider manufacturing a secure career. That’s up from 75% in 2013 and significantly higher than the 63% figure when Plant Engineering first started asking that question a decade ago.