Check out the latest updates from our EcoStruxure™ IT solutions
Monitoring and Management
- Enterprise level alarm management and reporting
- Data history up to four years
- New notification policy management
- Rack PDU outlet control
- IT Expert for Partners, Partner Portal, and Partner mobile app enhancements
Environmental and Security
Planning and Modeling
EcoStruxure IT Software portfolio
Dear EcoStruxure IT software users,
2022 was a busy year for us in product development as we rallied around a new purpose and vision to empower customers with our EcoStruxure IT portfolio of data center infrastructure management (DCIM) software to operate the most resilient, secure, and sustainable IT infrastructure anywhere.
In 2022, we saw the full importance of distributed IT with more assets and the growing need for remote management where every endpoint is critical and everything is considered a data center. We call this new trend DCIM 3.0, and we are driving our vision for it by supporting our on-premise products and creating new functionality to suit the needs of our expanding user community. EcoStruxure IT will help our customers solve many of the challenges they are experiencing from this latest evolution in DCIM.
As we move into 2023, we will continue to work toward our vision for the EcoStruxure IT portfolio with these focus points:
- Committed to both on-premises and cloud solutions for our products. A key challenge our customers face with DCIM 3.0 is how to manage the hybrid IT environment. We see the need for having solutions both on-premises and cloud hosted and are moving forward on both fronts.
- Creating a connected portfolio. Where some of our products have outstanding connectivity like Data Center Expert connected with NetBotz, we are excited to be taking products that have a tradition of being siloed and breaking out of that mindset by having them work together seamlessly, as a connected portfolio.
- Focused on cybersecurity and protecting our customer’s entire attack surface. A growing trend is the need for more cybersecurity resiliency.
Bjarke Fenger, EcoStruxure IT Portfolio Manager
Monitoring & Management
In 2022, IT Expert underwent tremendous evolution and experienced growth that far surpassed our expectations.
As IT Expert was incepted as a fantastic tool for edge monitoring and management, we have now built out a compelling story with several enhancements for enterprise businesses. We have focused on making IT Expert a more useful tool for enterprise-size customers with better alarm management and reports. Recently, we have released data history for up to four years, a new notification policy management, and Rack PDU outlet control, to mention a few.
As we look into 2023, our focus will remain on improved reporting and alarm management to further enhance the enterprise experience. This includes Schneider Electric warranty information on assets in the inventory view. We are also working on gateway controls from the cloud for discovery of devices. Furthermore, we have started a project for integrating NetBotz with IT Expert for video support and NetBotz device management as is similar to the experience with Data Center Expert.
We are a SaaS cloud product so cybersecurity continues to be a high priority; we are in the process of obtaining ISO27001 certification.
As the IT infrastructures of our customers become more complex, we enable our partners via our Partner portal, which has been improved with the release of the Partner mobile app and added administrator functionality in the web. Now our service partners can provide services for customers using our cloud platform. Services could include firmware upgrades, configuration, dashboards, and much more.
In 2023, we will continue to improve the service partner offers to further enable them and streamline and simplify their business. We are working on a ConnectWise integration we hope to release in early 2023 that will do just that!
Bjarke Fenger, EcoStruxure IT Portfolio Manager
Data Center Expert continues to be the best-in-class data center monitoring and management solution. It went into 2022 with a renewed emphasis for on-premises monitoring and management to support our customers no matter where they are in their DCIM journey. Cybersecurity was the prime focus as more of our customers are developing in-house standards for network communication and physical appliances introduced into their infrastructure.
2023 brings an intense effort to increase development to continue keeping Data Center Expert secure, adding a robust and modern API, and bringing the UX/UI to current design standards.
Kevin Buss, Data Center Expert Product Manager
2022 continued to show the market that NetBotz is an industry leader when it comes to Environmental and Security Monitoring! NetBotz continues to be a major focus as customer security is of the utmost importance and a sound cybersecurity approach needs to include physical security, as physical security is cybersecurity.
In 2022, we released 5.3.4 version of the NetBotz 5 software platform. The release not only included some stability and performance improvements, it added new features like mass configuration and multiple trap receivers. For the NetBotz 250 platform, we released version 7.0.6, which included many security fixes as well as feature improvements. We released a new version of the Wireless Update Utility so customers using NetBotz wireless sensors would be able to upgrade their firmware to the latest and greatest stable release. All of this is enabling our customers to enhance their resiliency and security with the use of NetBotz in their IT environments.
Also, in 2023, we are looking forward to continuing to improve and add functionality to the NetBotz appliances, the first of which will be the 5.3.5 release scheduled for late Q1 2023. The team is adding features like Modbus TCP while continuing to improve the performance and stability of the NetBotz 5 platform.
Rick Ogren / NetBotz Product Manager
Planning & Modeling
In 2022, we introduced new features and enhancements in IT Advisor to help manage data centers and colocation facilities and make better use of resources and energy they consume. This effort featured improvements to network cabling with a comprehensive model for network cable routing across a data center room. And it included the ability to get estimates on the cable length, greatly simplifying the networking management that can consume countless hours from data center management teams.
Furthermore, the Energy Efficiency module was introduced, making it possible to see power usage effectiveness (PUE), subsystem cost, and CO2 emissions from multiple sites, contributing more tools customers can use to support their sustainability initiatives.
In 2023, we will continue to focus on developing and modernizing IT Advisor. We are working on making IT Advisor more resilient by enhancing the security and framework in the desktop and in the web client, which will support the future development of IT Advisor. We will continue to transfer features from desktop to the Web client with focus on creating a coherent user experience for our customers in both instances of IT Advisor.
Carsten Højriis, IT Advisor Product Manager