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Xcel Energy Selects Stratavia for Data Center Automation

Xcel Energy has selected Stratavia’s Data Palette data center automation platform to streamline its IT operations and support the company’s mission to grow its low-cost, reliable, environmentally sound energy business.

Xcel Energy is a major U.S. electricity and natural gas company with operations in eight Western and Midwestern states. It provides a comprehensive portfolio of energy-related products and services to 3.3 million electricity customers and 1.8 million natural gas customers. Xcel Energy’s data center operations, 100% outsourced to IBM’s Global Services, plays a crucial role in the distribution of these utilities to customers, and requires the utmost in service and availability.

With increasing demands on the IT organization, Xcel Energy required a solution to standardize and centralize critical processes while providing the ability to carry these processes out in scale, with guaranteed quality and positive results. Stratavia’s Data Palette data center automation platform takes care of Xcel Energy’s critical, yet repetitive processes and seamlessly integrates with existing IT standards.

Data Palette automates complex, manually intensive yet repetitive data center tasks. Data Palette helps IT professionals define, build and centrally orchestrate standard operating procedures and report on mission-critical IT operations. It features decision, task and process automation, and an intelligent rules engine that empowers IT administrators.

This ability to combine multiple levels of automation with innovative predictive analytics capabilities provide a higher level of automation intelligence, perfectly suited for IT organizations who wish to become business driven and move away from chaotic, reactive activities.

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