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Schneider Electric launches public API for cloud-based software

Schneider Electric has released a new public API for cloud-based software EcoStruxure IT Expert to help organisations simplify management at the Edge.

As the first public API for the software, it enables IT solution providers and end users to integrate a power and critical infrastructure monitoring platform into their preferred management system.

According to the company, it’s been designed for IT solution providers and end users who are managing distributed IT infrastructure.

EcoStruxure IT Expert is the industry's first hosted monitoring platform which is vendor-agnostic and powered by artificial intelligence.

The public API capabilities make the platform more flexible, for instance enabling users to maintain a local data store and build custom applications that react to changes.

In addition, IT solution providers can integrate the EcoStruxure IT platform into their preferred systems. By adding remote monitoring of power and critical infrastructure into their portfolio, solution providers drive differentiation and bring more value to their customers working on edge network management.

Schneider Electric states that with this increased access to energy and infrastructure resource data, users can make changes to increase efficiency and sustainability.

The key benefits, as stated by the company, are third-party integrations, improved and instant visibility via preferred systems, smarter data-driven decision making with the likes of capture alarm and sensor data, and improved reporting with existing or new dashboards.

Schneider Electric senior vice president EcoStruxure Energy Management Business Kevin Brown states, "We are working with our partners and customers in new and different ways so they can gain the right visibility and insights on their IT infrastructure while we help to create a more open ecosystem.

"We have been talking about releasing a public API in the past year, and this announcement of its availability for EcoStruxure IT Expert demonstrates our on-going commitment to solving efficiency and sustainability challenges with edge computing while also opening up new business opportunities for partners."

Customer ePlus vice president of managed and executive services Wayne St. Jacques says, "EcoStruxure IT Expert API brings additional power-based instrumentation to bear, supplementing our current platform with additional data to increase our related value proposition and enrich the overall customer experience.”

EcoStruxure IT Expert API is subscription based and available globally in all markets except China.

With an open, vendor-agnostic platform, EcoStruxure IT software and services enable customers to manage critical infrastructure devices on their own, with a partner, or to leverage Schneider Electric's expert service engineers to manage it on their behalf.