Emerson Network Power Expands Business to Address Customers’ Growing Thermal Management Needs
Focus on increased real-time environmental control in anticipation of strong growth in Asia Pacific data center cooling market
Singapore, July 22, 2013 – Emerson Network Power, a business of Emerson (NYSE: EMR) and the global leader in maximizing availability, capacity and efficiency of critical infrastructure, today announced the creation of a new Thermal Management business to expand the company’s ability to develop and deliver more holistic, next-generation approaches to controlling the data center environment.
This Thermal Management business includes Emerson Network Power’s existing Liebert precision cooling assets and expertise. It offers technologies and solutions for data centers and IT facilities of all sizes including air, waterside and innovative pumped-refrigerant economizers in addition to state-of-the-art controls and wireless sensors to maximize efficiency.
“With the continuous evolution of the data center ecosystem and the growing demands managers place on their respective facilities, the next-generation of data center cooling integrates and optimizes services, software, hardware and control to reliably, efficiently and cost-effectively manage heat and energy consumption,” said Ling Cheehoe, general manager of Emerson Network Power’s Market Management organization in Asia. “Emerson was the first to introduce self-contained IT cooling units through our Liebert business in 1965, and we have since been a leader and expert in this field. Expanding to overall Thermal Management illustrates Emerson Network Power’s commitment to the evolving market, and is in smart anticipation of the market’s requirement for more sophisticated cooling solutions.”
This announcement coincides with a new Frost & Sullivan report which announces a 100 percent growth for the Asia Pacific data center cooling market by 2018. According to the study, this is due to the increasing emphasis on data center efficiency and the growing demand for cloud-based services. The spike in global networking and social media, together with demand for digital transactions and online hosting services, has accelerated the construction of data centers in the Asia Pacific. Coupled with changing regulations on global warming and carbon emissions, the need for total performance efficiency is further underscored.
“What we’re doing with our overall approach to thermal management is helping our customers analyze, understand and act on that data to realize more efficient, more sophisticated real-time environmental control,” said John Schneider, who will lead Emerson Network Power’s global Thermal Management business as vice president and general manager. “That control is realized through innovative hardware, software and services that include everything from more intelligent and versatile cooling technologies to data.”
Today’s data center infrastructure systems use networks of wireline and wireless sensors to monitor equipment performance and environmental conditions and are better equipped to act on that data. These capabilities were not available in the past and, even today, the additional intelligence often is lost in floods of data.
For more information on Emerson Network Power’s Thermal Management business or any other technologies or solutions from Emerson Network Power, visit www.EmersonNetworkPower.com.
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.
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.