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Emerson Recognized as a Leader in IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) 2013 Vendor Analysis

<p class='bwalignc'> <i>Report commends Emerson Network Power's </i>Trellis™<i> platform capabilities</i> </p>

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Emerson Recognized as a Leader in IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) 2013 Vendor Analysis

08:00 EDT Thursday, June 27, 2013

COLUMBUS, Ohio (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 it is has been recognized as a leader in the IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) 2013 Vendor Analysis (doc #241280, May 2013).

The IDC MarketScape report recognizes Emerson for current capabilities and future strategy for all of its DCIM solutions, which deliver the capabilities needed for intuitive, scalable enterprise-class infrastructure monitoring and management. Emerson's DCIM technology bridges the gap between facilities and IT operations in the data center, allowing IT to be a key player in the execution of the organization's growth initiatives.

“Emerson Network Power's R&D investment, sales channels, and partnerships within the DCIM ecosystem position its solutions to meet the critical needs of data center availability and agility,” said Jennifer Koppy, research manager at IDC. “The Trellis™ platform, in particular, represents the realization of many DCIM wish lists by delivering a single pane of glass that enables users to monitor, control, and analyze data center assets in real time.”

Earlier this year, IBM and Emerson Network Power teamed together to help clients understand and respond to what was happening in their data centers at the physical and application layers. This unique collaboration was the first to bring together a complete picture of data center operations.

“Emerson Network Power's leadership position in the IDC DCIM market analysis reinforces why we chose to work with them to help clients improve data center efficiency and service management,” said Christopher O'Connor vice president strategy and engineering, IBM cloud and smarter infrastructure. “Together with Emerson Network Power we are addressing client demand for a holistic, real-time view of their data center across facilities and IT resources, with the information they need to improve overall operational efficiency.”

Steve Hassell, president of Emerson Network Power's Data Center Solutions business, added: “IDC's objective analysis of the DCIM market validates our approach and DCIM solution capabilities, giving our customers added confidence that they are moving forward with a solution that delivers extraordinary value today while continuing to meet their needs well into the future. We are committed to continuing the pace of innovation recognized by IDC with new capabilities that expand management and predictive capabilities while extending real-time visibility to a whole new family of devices.”

IDC's report specifically recognizes the Trellis platform, the Avocent® Universal Management Gateway, Avocent DSView™ management software, Avocent Data Center Planner, Avocent Rack Power Manager, Aperture®, Liebert Sitescan™, and Liebert Nform.

To learn more about Emerson Network Power's DCIM solutions, please visit http://www.emersonnetworkpower.com/en-US/trellis/Pages/home.aspx.

About IDC MarketScape

IDC MarketScape vendor analysis model is designed to provide an overview of the competitive fitness of IT, telecommunications, or industry-specific suppliers in a given market. The research methodology utilizes a rigorous scoring methodology based on both qualitative and quantitative criteria that results in a single graphical illustration of each vendor's position within a given market. IDC MarketScape provides a clear framework in which the product and service offerings, capabilities and strategies, and current and future market success factors of IT, telecommunications, or industry-specific vendors can be meaningfully compared. The framework also provides technology buyers with a transparent foundation to allow companies to independently compare the strengths and weaknesses of current and prospective vendors.

About Emerson Network Power

Emerson Network Power, a business of Emerson (NYSE: EMR), delivers software, hardware, and services that maximize availability, capacity, and efficiency for data centers 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 2012 were $24.4 billion. For more information, visit www.Emerson.com.

For Emerson
Monica Howald, 314-982-6233
monica.howald@fleishman.com

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