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

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

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 (NYS: 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 Leader."

"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 solution.

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' needs.

"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 solutions."

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 (NYS: 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.

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