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Emerson Releases Trellis™ Platform Software, Expands Its Data Center Infrastructure Management Solution

<p class='bwalignc'> <i>Industry analyst firm 451 Research calls the design and architecture ‘unlike anything on the market today'</i> </p>

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Emerson Releases Trellis™ Platform Software, Expands Its Data Center Infrastructure Management Solution08:00 EDT Tuesday, May 15, 2012 HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (Business Wire) -- Emerson Network Power, a business of Emerson (NYSE: EMR) and a global leader in maximizing availability, capacity, and efficiency of critical infrastructure, today announced the global availability of four robust software applications for data center infrastructure management (DCIM), all within the innovative Trellis™ platform. Working with the previously released Avocent Universal Management Gateway, the Trellis software applications deliver real-time infrastructure optimization that enables up to 70 percent improved operational efficiency and 25 percent improved energy efficiency of data centers. These efficiencies can be realized because, for the first time, data center managers have all the management capabilities they need in one solution and one central location, eliminating redundant processes and the need to link disparate, proprietary systems to view a complete picture of IT and facilities devices and performance. Several Emerson Network Power customers, including Infosys, have been testing the Trellis platform. “Infosys is committed to building environmentally sustainable solutions for our clients' enterprises,” said Ankush Patel, Infosys vice president of sustainability. “With our deep experience in sustainability and data centers, we see the need for systems that excel in both energy efficiency and performance. The Emerson Network Power Trellis platform is installed in our Bangalore data center as part of the Trellis Early Adopters Program. It shows great promise in being able to continuously monitor critical systems and predict potential issues in a cost- and energy-efficient manner.” Independent industry analyst firm 451 Research identified the simplicity of the Trellis platform as a key attribute. “The Trellis platform is going to be a comprehensive and powerful system,” said Andy Lawrence, research vice president for datacenter technology at 451 Research. “The system design and architecture, all based on real-time data, are unlike anything on the market today, and should be both flexible and highly scalable. One of the more impressive features of the Trellis platform is that it has been designed and engineered with ease of use and simplicity in mind – the designers have paid a lot of attention to how data center personnel work. The information required to manage the data center is presented in thecontext of the operation, which should be intuitive and increase productivity.” The Trellis platform includes capabilities in four of the core components in 451 Research's definition of DCIM capabilities, providing data center operators with a strong DCIM foundation. Those four capabilities include: Trellis Inventory Manager provides data center managers with the foundation for an accurate and complete model of their data centers globally, the knowledge of where devices and equipment are located, the relationship between those components, and what resources are being used by data center equipment. Trellis Site Manager reports the health of the infrastructure, including environmental conditions, to data center personnel, enabling them to recognize and resolve conditions that impact infrastructure availability and system performance. Trellis Change Planner works together with Inventory Manager to ensure that accurate and consistent information is utilized and ensures that installs, moves, and decommissions of equipment are planned, tracked, and communicated to team members in a consistent manner. Trellis Energy Insight calculates total data center energy consumption, electrical costs, and power usage effectiveness (PUE)/data center infrastructure efficiency (DCiE) values. In addition, because the intelligence-gathering appliance and software applications share the underlying platform, the applications build on one another, allowing future capabilities to be added rapidly. This means investment in the Trellis platform will go farther than any other DCIM solution currently available and total cost of ownership will be lower. “Data center managers now have a solution that supports the way they work instead of having to manage around the information gaps between IT and facilities systems,” said Steve Hassell, president of Emerson Network Power's Avocent business. “By giving them real-time visibility into the entire data center's performance, rather than segmented parts, the Trellis platform enables smarter, faster decisions that maximize data center availability, efficiency, and capacity.” To learn more about Emerson Network Power's DCIM solutions, please visit 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 facility 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 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 For EmersonMonica Howald,