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

Business Wire

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. -- December 18, 2012

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 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 (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.

Contact:

For Emerson
Monica Howald, 314-982-6233
monica.howald@fleishman.com
 
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