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Emerson Network Power Unveils Next-Generation Data Center Infrastructure Management Solution

<p class=' bwalignc'> <i>Avocent Data Center Planner Improves Management and Planning of Computing Assets</i> </p>

Tuesday, October 05, 2010

Emerson Network Power Unveils Next-Generation Data Center Infrastructure Management Solution10:00 EDT Tuesday, October 05, 2010 COLUMBUS, Ohio (Business Wire) -- Emerson Network Power, a business of Emerson (NYSE: EMR) and the global leader in enabling Business-Critical Continuity™, today introduced the Avocent Data Center Planner, the newest planning and management software solution within Emerson Network Power's strategic data center infrastructure management (DCIM) portfolio. The Avocent Data Center Planner is a critical part of a solutions portfolio that Emerson Network Power is building to help customers more seamlessly and holistically manage the physical infrastructure (power and cooling, for instance) of a data center along with computing hardware and software and communications technologies. “In order to effectively manage the rapidly changing and complex data center environment, IT managers must take a holistic approach,” said Steve Hassell, president, the Avocent business of Emerson Network Power. “Emerson has made a major commitment to addressing the need for DCIM. Emerson's acquisitions of Aperture in February 2008 and Avocent in December 2009 represent key investments that are enabling us to develop and deliver a robust DCIM strategy.” An evolution to the former Avocent Mergepoint Infrastructure Explorer, the Avocent Data Center Planner benefits include: Planning: Users will benefit from a drag-and-drop interface, the ability to view multiple plans from a single screen, and visibility into projects across departments, resulting in increased organization and the ability to view the impact of changes before they occur. Visualization: The customizable, user-friendly interface updates graphics as equipment is installed, decommissioned, or moved. The modeling capability also includes a rich device symbol library that includes all pertinent information from manufacturers. Inventory: On-demand access to asset information enables the user to easily identify the assets that are in production and those that are on the move, while the single repository frees up resources and improves management efficiency by eliminating the need to conduct labor-intensive audits and update multiple spreadsheets. Avocent Data Center Planner is available worldwide now. For more information, visit or About Emerson Network Power Emerson Network Power, a business of Emerson (NYSE:EMR), is the global leader in enabling Business-Critical Continuity™ from grid to chip for telecommunication networks, data centers, and health care and industrial facilities. Emerson Network Power provides innovative solutions and expertise in areas including AC and DC power and precision cooling systems, embedded computing and power, integrated racks and enclosures, power switching and controls, infrastructure management, and connectivity. All solutions are supported globally by local Emerson Network Power service technicians. Learn more about Emerson Network Power products and services at 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 through its network power, process management, industrial automation, climate technologies, and appliance and tools businesses. Sales in fiscal 2009 were $20.9 billion. For more information, visit