Schneider Electric, a global operator in energy management, has announced the launch of its new white paper app for Apple iOS (iPhone, iTouch, iPad) and Android-supported tablets and devices. The app will give users free, mobile access to Schneider Electric's 150+ white paper library built from $90 million of research, which garnered close to eight million downloads in 2011. As the next step in the evolution of an expansive knowledge base, the app's availability comes in conjunction with the release of one of Schneider Electric's much-anticipated research papers on the newly emerging field of Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM).
The research paper titled: "Avoiding Common Pitfalls of Evaluating and Implementing DCIM Solutions", addresses how to prevent the loss of Return on Investment (ROI) when choosing, installing, and maintaining DCIM solutions, a technology which has been lauded among Information Technology (IT) and data centre professionals as the cornerstone to achieving optimal electrical and operational efficiencies, slashing energy costs and reducing time to execute data centre changes and resolve problems.
The company explained that due to common mistakes made when choosing and implementing DCIM, many managers are under-realising the value these solutions can deliver.
However, Vice President, Data Center Global Offer, Schneider Electric, Mr. Kevin Brown, said to help create the most sustainable and reliable data centres, the company invested heavily in data centre research to guide its strategy and product development.
"We make much of this research freely available through our white papers in order to help others understand the industry technologies and their challenges such as DCIM. We have listened to our customers who have been asking for easier access to the white papers via tablets and other mobile devices. We are excited to provide this capability via our new mobile application which enables convenient offline access to the entire library published by our Data Science Centre," he said.
According to him, leveraging advances in mobile technology, Schneider Electric hopes to empower customers, such as those using or thinking about DCIM solutions to keep the latest knowledge at the forefront of their management strategies and equipping them to realise the highest ROI while achieving the lowest environmental impact possible.
"Schneider Electric's white paper library would hold a wealth of educational material on other industry topics such as studies around the debate of Alternate Current (AC) versus Direct Current (DC) power, the benefits of modular data centres, the effectiveness of the latest cooling technologies, applications of different data centre designs, the latest research around physical and software infrastructure technologies, and more," Brown said.