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Emerson Network Power Is Recognized As A Dominant Supplier In Data Center Infrastructure Management

Emerson Network Power, a business of Emerson (NYSE: EMR) and a global leader in maximizing availability, capacity, and efficiency of critical infrastructure, has been recognized as a dominant supplier in data center infrastructure management (DCIM) by Forrester Research Inc., an independent research firm that provides pragmatic and forward-thinking advice to global leaders in business and technology.

Forrester’s March 2012 “Market Overview: Data Center Infrastructure Management Solutions” report identifies Emerson Network Power as one of two companies that dominate the DCIM supplier landscape within the data center facility and infrastructure market as it exists today. The report highlights Emerson Network Power’s TrellisTM platform, a real-time infrastructure optimization platform that enables the unified management of data center IT and facilities infrastructure.

The report also identifies Emerson Network Power as a traditional power and cooling system vendor that has tight integration with the infrastructure side of the data center and offers very high-capacity data collection capabilities. The report also points out that only a few vendors, including Emerson Network Power, offer any kind of network capacity planning capabilities beyond simple inventories of ports.

“Forrester believes that Emerson Network Power is currently one of the dominant suppliers in the DCIM market as it exists today,” wrote report author Richard Fichera, vice president and principal analyst of Forrester Research. “Key infrastructure vendors that infrastructure and operations (I&O) professionals should consider include Emerson’s Trellis™ platform.”

The core component of the Emerson Network Power Trellis™ platform is the Avocent® Universal Management Gateway, a family of unique data center appliances that integrate remote management, service processor management, and real-time data center infrastructure monitoring and event processing in a single device. The Trellis™ platform software can manage capacity, track inventory, plan changes, visualize configurations, analyze and calculate energy usage, optimize cooling/power equipment, and deliver enablement for virtualization.

“Our strategy is to deliver a DCIM solution that breaks down organizational silos and enables real-time infrastructure optimization,” said Steve Hassell, president of Emerson Network Power’s Avocent business. “The Trellis™ platform makes that vision a reality, and it is gratifying to see our strategy and vision recognized by the experts at Forrester.”

To learn more about the Trellis™ platform or Emerson Network Power’s DCIM solutions/strategy, please visit: www.EmersonNetworkPower.com/DCIM. To stay connected with Emerson news and information, visit the Emerson Facebook page and Emerson Twitter channel.

About Emerson Network Power

Emerson Network Power, a business of Emerson, delivers software, hardware, and services that maximize availability, capacity, and efficiency for data centers and healthcare and industrial facilities. A trusted industry leader in smart infrastructure technologies, Emerson Network Power provides innovative data center infrastructure management solutions that bridge the gap between IT and facilities management and deliver efficiency and uncompromised availability regardless of capacity demands. Our solutions are supported globally by local Emerson Network Power service technicians. Learn more about Emerson Network Power products and services at www.EmersonNetworkPower.com.

About Emerson

Emerson (NYSE: EMR), based in St. Louis, Missouri (USA), is a global leader in bringing technology and engineering together to provide innovative solutions for customers in industrial, commercial, and consumer markets around the world. The company is comprised of five business segments: Process Management, Industrial Automation, Network Power, Climate Technologies, and Commercial & Residential Solutions. Sales in fiscal 2011 were $24.2 billion. For more information, visit www.Emerson.com.

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