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Emerson’s Trellis Platform Software Expands Data Center Infrastructure Management

Emerson Network Power, a business of Emerson announced the global availability of four software applications for data center infrastructure management (DCIM), all within the Trellis platform.

Working with the previously released Avocent Universal Management Gateway, the Trellis  software applications deliver real-time infrastructure optimization that enables up to 70 percent improved operational efficiency and 25 percent improved energy efficiency of data centers, the company says.

These efficiencies can be realized because the applications allow data center managers to have all the management capabilities they need in one solution and one central location, eliminating redundant processes and the need to link disparate, proprietary systems to view a complete picture of IT and facilities devices and performance, according to Emerson.

The Trellis platform includes capabilities in four of the core components in 451 Research’s definition of DCIM capabilities. Those four capabilities include:

–Trellis Inventory Manager provides data center managers with the foundation for an accurate and complete model of their data centers globally, the knowledge of where devices and equipment are located, the relationship between those components, and what resources are being used by data center equipment.

Trellis Site Manager reports the health of the infrastructure, including environmental conditions, to data center personnel, enabling them to recognize and resolve conditions that impact infrastructure availability and system performance.

–Trellis Change Planner works together with Inventory Manager to ensure that accurate and consistent information is utilized and ensures that installs, moves, and decommissions of equipment are planned, tracked, and communicated to team members in a consistent manner.

–Trellis Energy Insight calculates total data center energy consumption, electrical costs, and power usage effectiveness (PUE)/data center infrastructure efficiency (DCiE) values.

In addition, because the intelligence-gathering appliance and software applications share the underlying platform, the applications build on one another, allowing future capabilities to be added rapidly, says Emerson.

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