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Compass Datacenters and Schneider Electric Announce “Compass-Ready” Version of Struxureware for Data Centers

Compass Datacenters, a leading provider of dedicated, mission-critical data centers, and Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management, today announced the release of Schneider Electric’s StruxureWare™ for Data Centers software for Compass data center facilities. StruxureWare for Data Centers is a DCIM software suite designed to address all aspects of the data center physical infrastructure needed to maximize availability and efficiency, and Schneider Electric and Compass have partnered to offer that popular software solution optimized for Compass’ customers. This “Compass-ready” version of StruxureWare for Data Centers supports all Schneider Electric management modules and enhancement options, including Capacity, IT Optimize, Change, Energy Efficiency, Energy Cost, Insight, Vizor, Mobile and Dashboard. The solution is available immediately to Compass customers.

StruxureWare for Data Centers combines Schneider Electric’s market leading Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) and Data Center Facility Management (DCFM) software tools to provide data gathering, monitoring and automation, and planning and implementation functionalities enabling an integrated and multifaceted view of all the mission critical physical systems of the data center. This offering empowers data center managers by giving them access to all the data and tools they need to operate data centers that are more reliable, efficient, productive, safe and green.

“The Compass team has a long history of collaboration with Schneider Electric, and this latest project will deliver a lot of value to our customers. We have worked closely with Schneider Electric to develop a custom version of their StruxureWare for Data Centers management software for our customers. They will be very happy with the result of this partnership,” said Chris Crosby, CEO of Compass Datacenters. “This collaboration is consistent with our open platform philosophy and gives our customers maximum flexibility, and the approach we have used enables customers to get what they need today and then easily add new management capabilities as they need them down the road.”

“Compass Data Centers’ decision to standardize their facility on the StruxureWare for Data Centers software suite is another example of how forward thinking facilities large and small can design and implement DCIM strategies that maximize visibility and increase overall ROI,” said Rob McKernan, senior vice president, Americas Region, Schneider Electric. “When a company like Compass sees the importance of a comprehensive DCIM strategy, Schneider Electric’s complete line of software options uniquely positions us to assist with these endeavors and enable Compass to implement a solution uniquely designed to meet their current and future needs.”

About Compass Datacenters
Compass Datacenters builds natural disaster-resistant, Tier III-certified, LEED Gold, dedicated data centers that address customers’ near- and long-term requirements where they need them. The innovative design of its facilities make it possible for Compass Datacenters to deliver state-of-the-art solutions that enhance control and simplify capacity planning for customers anywhere in the United States, serving the vast majority of companies that are not located in the few markets where geographically-constrained data center facilities are currently concentrated. For more information, visit compassdatacenters.com.

About Schneider Electric
As a global specialist in energy management with operations in more than 100 countries, Schneider Electric offers integrated solutions across multiple market segments, including leadership positions in Utilities & Infrastructure, Industries & Machines Manufacturers, Non-residential Building, Data Centers & Networks and in Residential. Focused on making energy safe, reliable, efficient, productive and green, the Group’s 140,000 plus employees achieved revenues of 24 billion euros in 2012, through an active commitment to help individuals and organizations make the most of their energy. www.schneider-electric.com.
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Media Contacts:
Rich Miller
Compass Datacenters
Phone: 503-344-6541
Email: rmiller@compassdatacenters.com

Lauren Mahoney-Pick
Schneider Electric
Phone: 800-788-1704 x3338
Email: lauren.mahoney-pick@schneider-electric.com