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Emerson Network Power Partners with Joyent to Optimize Cloud Computing Infrastructure

<p class='bwalignc'> <i>Emerson's </i>Trellis™<i> platform plays integral role in public and private clouds</i> </p>

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Emerson Network Power Partners with Joyent to Optimize Cloud Computing Infrastructure09:00 EDT Tuesday, September 18, 2012 LAS VEGAS (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 a strategic partnership with high-performance cloud infrastructure provider Joyent to transform and optimize how physical and logical data center resources are packaged and delivered for public and private clouds. “We selected Emerson as our partner because the Trellis™ platform is the only DCIM solution available today that can provide holistic, real-time visibility from service processor to power grid and enable the dynamic optimization of data center physical resources,” said Jason Hoffman, founder and CTO of Joyent. “Our partnership will enable us to offer a unique, tightly integrated, modular, highly efficient solution that optimizes the entire infrastructure based on the energy consumption of application workloads.” Recognizing the need for industrialized cloud services, Joyent and Emerson Network Power are working to combine Joyent's software-defined data center suite, SmartDataCenter, with Emerson's Trellis platform to significantly improve ease of use, industrialization, efficiency and sustainability for customers of Joyent's cloud services. By combining critical infrastructures, the two companies will be able to track the energy consumption of virtual workloads and the impact each virtual workload has on the physical infrastructure. The Trellis platform will become a tightly integrated component of the Joyent SmartDataCenter. The commercialization of this fully integrated, standardized solution is planned for the first half of 2013. The added visibility of this new holistic approach, which includes visibility into the cloud orchestration layer, enabling resource delivery optimization, will substantially save energy and costs, as well as improve overall performance. The partnership enables acceleration of time-to-deployment of infrastructure resources up to 70 percent through more rapid, efficient resource provisioning. In addition, with better infrastructure management, maintenance cost reductions up to 40 percent, energy cost reductions up to 25 percent and capital expenditures reductions up to 50 percent can be delivered. “Emerson Network Power is delighted to partner with the premier cloud services infrastructure provider to bring additional optimization and efficiency enhancements through the end-to-end management of all data center resources,” said Steve Hassell, president of the Avocent business of Emerson Network Power. “Integrating the Trellis platform with the Joyent cloud not only allows optimization of end-to-end performance, it enables the next generation of DCIM based on application workload performance and unlocks new possibilities for holistic data center energy optimization.” About Joyent Joyent is the high-performance cloud infrastructure company, offering enterprises and developers the best public, private and hybrid cloud infrastructure for today's most demanding web and mobile applications. JoyentCloud.com delivers public cloud services to some of the most innovative companies in the world, including Digital Chocolate, LinkedIn, Voxer and ModCloth. Node.js, the open source server-side JavaScript project owned and stewarded by Joyent, provides developers and enterprises such as Microsoft with the most powerful runtime for developing data-intensive, real-time apps. Joyent is also the key contributor to and sponsor of Joyent SmartOS, an open source project dedicated to the complete, modern operating system. SmartDataCenter orchestrates Joyent's technologies into a cohesive, reliable and distributed system that can stand up to the compute demands of the modern world. A global ecosystem of leading technology partners assists Joyent in enabling customers to leverage the performance, scalability, reliability and security inherent in the company's cloud solutions. For more information, visit http://www.joyent.com. 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 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. SOURCE: Emerson Network Power For EmersonMonica Howald, 314-982-6233monica.howald@fleishman.com