Emerson Network Power Extends Data Center Infrastructure Management Leadership With New Trellis™ Platform Capabilities

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 availability of two new technologies for the Trellis™ platform. The new capabilities, Trellis™ Power System Manager and Trellis™ Mobile Suite, provide a complete visualization of the power system and secure, real-time mobile access to system diagnostics. This enhanced data center infrastructure management (DCIM) functionality enables data center managers to reduce the risk of downtime and improve operational efficiencies.

“Discussions with our closest customers on our advisory boards indicated they needed additional flexibility and holistic insight for power management and that they would benefit from the ability to take Trellis anywhere, 24/7,” said Steve Hassell, president of Emerson Network Power’s Data Center Solutions business. “These new modules take the most comprehensive DCIM solution to the next level by giving the user greater insight for managing their assets on-the-go or on the data center floor, allowing them to reduce downtime risks, improve operational efficiency and cut costs.”

The Trellis Power System Manager introduces the ability to view the complete power chain from the grid to the rack via a one-line diagram – a first for the DCIM industry. This capability enables data center mangers to easily document the complete power system, view capacity utilization in real-time, and forecast energy consumption. When data center managers know exactly which racks or devices will be affected by a power system failure or by scheduled maintenance, they can identify and address potential issues, perform risk assessments and better plan for power maintenance, resulting in reduced risk of downtime and lower costs.

The Trellis Mobile Suite is an app that enables data center managers to manage assets in real-time from anywhere by transforming a mobile device into a portal to the Trellis platform. The ability to take action from a remote location reduces risks to business continuity and improves staff efficiency. Additionally, the unique and innovative image-recognition technology and bar-code scanning capabilities enable data center managers to use the Mobile Suite on the data center floor to find, add, move and remove racks and devices faster; carry out audits easily; and configure the database without returning to a computer. The app will save data center managers time with the ability to track assets and perform system updates on-the-go. The Emerson Network Power Trellis Mobile Suite app is available from the App Store at www.AppStore.com and is compatible with the iPad™.

“Emerson Network Power’s Trellis platform continues to evolve by offering increased functional capabilities that follow a comprehensive roadmap,” said Michelle Bailey, vice president for Digital Infrastructure and Datacenter Initiatives at 451 Research. “Adding new mobile access, image recognition, power management and asset management capabilities positions Emerson to address the escalating needs of the DCIM marketplace, while offering a tangible solution for the future datacenter.”

To learn more about Emerson Network Power’s Trellis platform, please visit www.EmersonNetworkPower.com/Trellis.

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 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 www.Emerson.com.

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