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Emerson Network Power Helps Customers Improve Data Center Efficiency and Availability with Visibility Playbook

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Emerson Network Power Helps Customers
Improve Data Center Efficiency and Availability with Visibility Playbook

Singapore [June 13, 2013] – Emerson Network Power, a business of Emerson and a global leader in maximizing availability, capacity and efficiency of critical infrastructure, today released a CIO Playbook that would help IT managers better prepare for the future by gaining visibility and improving data center efficiency and availability.

“Much of the challenges faced by IT managers today stem from lack of visibility,” said Wesley Lim, director for DCIM sales, Emerson Network Power in Asia. “By gaining visibility into how their infrastructure is running, seeing across systems and getting the big picture, IT managers will be able to anticipate problems, plan for the future, and have full control over their respective facilities. This then allows them to become more strategic in their roles as opposed to spending too much time and focus on day-to-day operations.”

The Playbook, “Cultivating a Crystal Ball for Data Center Performance and Availability,” begins by acknowledging that data centers typically undergo significant change after commissioning. As a result, an assessment of electrical and thermal systems often is warranted to identify potential vulnerabilities and inefficiencies. The Playbook then presents a three-tiered approach to cultivating a crystal ball:

·         Local Monitoring. The foundation for the data center crystal ball is the ability to remotely monitor and access systems across the data center to gain visibility into equipment operating status and receive real-time alerts and alarms.

·         Data Aggregation: Aggregating data across the facility creates the ability to identify dependencies and optimize systems. Aggregated data also can be used to address key planning questions.

·         Enterprise Intelligence: At the enterprise level, data is transformed into intelligence that can be accessed by IT and Facilities personnel, enabling greater collaboration and more effective management.

A free webcast on this playbook has been set for June 25th, to be hosted by Blake Carlson, vice president, global strategy and business development for Emerson Network Power’s Avocent business.. He equates the “Crystal Ball” as a single window into utilization and performance across systems.

With such a system in place, data center managers can manage capacity proactively based on real-time visibility into IT and facilities infrastructures; identify and rectify data center issues before they affect operations; and increase asset utilization and productivity and move into data-driven decision making and management.

“Cultivating a Crystal Ball for Data Center Performance and Availability” is available at www.EmersonNetworkPower.com/CIOtopics. For more information on Carlson’s webcast, visit www.EmersonNetworkPower.com/webcasts. For more information on products and 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.

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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