Emerson Earns Top Ranking for Data Center Infrastructure Management from Independent Research Firm

Tue Dec 18, 2012 9:00am EST

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Enterprise Management Associates also recognizes Emerson Network Power`s Trellis
platform as the most comprehensive DCIM solution
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,
has been recognized for delivering the broadest functionality in Data Center
Infrastructure Management (DCIM) by Enterprise Management Associates® (EMA), an
independent IT and data center management research, analysis, and consulting
firm. Additionally, Emerson Network Power`s Trellis platform was given a special
award for the "Most Comprehensive DCIM Solution." 

EMA evaluated Emerson Network Power and six other DCIM solutions providers, and
the results of the analysis are presented in the recently released "EMA Radar
Report for Data Center Infrastructure Management." Each provider was reviewed
and empirically compared across a broad range of measurements that identify
product strengths and overall cost efficiency. Emerson was listed as a "Value

"The brass ring of DCIM is enabling holistic monitoring and management processes
that bridge the gap between facilities management and IT operations," said Steve
Brasen, managing research director at EMA. "Our in-depth evaluation of the
marketplace identified Emerson Network Power as the DCIM Value Leader offering
the only fully integrated DCIM solution - the Trellis real-time infrastructure
optimization platform - that comprehensively addresses both sides of the
equation - bringing visibility to the relationships between all devices and
environmental conditions across the IT ecosystem in real time." 

On measures of cost effectiveness, the Trellis platform is credited with being a
purpose-built solution with fully integrated DCIM functionality. The report also
called out its ability to deliver real-time infrastructure views, broad support
for virtualization, and direct integration with every leading embedded
technology platform. The "EMA Radar Report" also praises the Trellis platform
for its unique ability to enhance security and support processes of IT equipment
as well as of infrastructure, which is the key to providing a holistic DCIM

Emerson Network Power was named the most comprehensive DCIM solutions provider
because of its ability to bridge the management gap between facilities and
infrastructure, whereas other solutions are focused on meeting only facilities`

"We`re excited about receiving this important recognition by EMA," said Steve
Hassell, president of Emerson Network Power`s Avocent business. "It validates
our holistic, real-time approach to DCIM, and it shows that the Trellis platform
provides the most functionality when compared to other true DCIM solutions and
stands far above the crowd of products that can only claim to offer such

For more information, please visit the EMA Website. In addition, registration is
now underway for a live webinar hosted by EMA to present the report findings.
The webinar will be held on January 15 at 2 p.m. ET. 

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 2012 were $24.4 billion. For more information, visit

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