The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2016-10-24T04:43:56Z Emerson Network Power Underscores Need for Converged Infrastructures to Support IoT and Edge Computing 2016-10-24T04:43:56Z emerson-network-power-underscores-need-for-converged-infrastructures-to-support-iot-and-edge-computing Sydney, Australia [October 24, 2016] – Emerson Network Power, soon to become Vertiv, today underscored the need for converged infrastructures that provide scalable, agile and efficient support to critical networks amid the proliferation of internet-connected devices and edge computing architecture. “Internet-connected sensors and devices, coupled with consumer demand to have access to information instantaneously have resulted in an increasing pressure to deliver distributed computing where it is needed,” says Robert Linsdell, managing director of Emerson Network Power in Australia and New Zealand. “With predictions estimating the number of internet connected devices to reach 4.5 billion by 2020, C-level executives and senior IT managers must invest in the right infrastructure to support this trend.” The idea of edge computing is closely tied to the Internet of Things (IoT). By moving computing power away from the core towards the edges of the network, edge computing significantly reduces latency and improves the delivery of digital services to customers in different locations. However, edge computing requires a different approach when it comes to critical infrastructure. “Both edge computing and IoT are challenging the centralised data centre model as we know it,” Linsdell adds. “Standardisation, scalability and low footprint becomes critical, while remote management is also essential as IT managers will have to manage multiple core and edge infrastructure sites at one time.” Converged infrastructure solutions enable enterprises to scale up or down depending on their needs. These solutions combine high-efficiency thermal management, power protection, remote management, and security in a row or rack-based enclosure that can be deployed in almost any environment. Remote management also enables IT managers to easily manage core and edge infrastructure for maximum availability and efficiency. Emerson Network Power will be showcasing its latest converged infrastructure solutions at the Gartner Symposium/ITxpo at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre, Australia from October 24th to 27th. Learn more about the SmartCabinet™ and the SmartRow™ solutions by dropping by Stand 15. Linsdell will also be giving a presentation to outline best practices in being ready for and dealing with massive power outages, such as the recent state-wide blackout that hit South Australia. Emerson worked closely with its customers in the region to protect their critical data centre infrastructure during the outage. To learn more about our converged infrastructure solutions, visit www.EmersonNetworkPower.Asia. # # # About Emerson Network Power Emerson Network Power is the world’s leading provider of critical infrastructure technologies and life cycle services for information and communications technology systems. With an expansive portfolio of intelligent, rapidly deployable hardware and software solutions for power, thermal and infrastructure management, Emerson Network Power enables efficient, highly-available networks. On August 2, 2016, Emerson announced it would sell its Network Power business to Platinum Equity. The sale is expected to close by December 31, 2016, at which time Emerson Network Power will become Vertiv. Learn more at www.EmersonNetworkPower.Asia. Emerson Network Power Helps Address Critical Infrastructure Downtime through Expanded Partnership with Power Quality Consultants 2016-08-16T05:00:11Z emerson-network-power-helps-address-critical-infrastructure-downtime-through-expanded-partnership-with-power-quality-consultants Sydney, Australia, August 16, 2016 – Emerson Network Power, a business of Emerson and the world’s leading provider of critical infrastructure for information and communications technology systems, today announced that Power Quality Consultants (PQC) is being promoted to a Gold Solutions Partner. This expanded partnership seeks to deliver a wider breadth of power management solutions and services to a broad reseller and end user community. PQC has worked with Emerson Network Power since 2003, focusing on supporting mission critical systems by offering power protection solutions and support to electrical and IT equipment. Backed by a team of technical and service experts, PQC has a strong footprint across Australia and provides both turnkey and off-the-shelf solutions to a wide range of industries and businesses throughout Australia. “We have had a strong relationship with PQC for over 10 years and by expanding our partnership with them, I believe that we will be able to reach out to more customers in the region and address their power challenges,” said Mo Kandeel, Channel Director, Emerson Network Power in Australia and New Zealand. “Today’s always-on society requires businesses to be always online to provide the best possible services to their customers. When a downtime can cost you about $8,851 per minute, it is very important for organisations to have the right solutions in place to ensure availability at all times. Our power management solutions are designed to provide maximum availability regardless of your business size,” he added. In this expanded partnership, PQC is now a Gold Network Solutions Partner (NSP), belonging to a select group of IT solutions providers and system integrators that have access to Emerson’s focused training and support. PQC offers key UPS and a full suite of equipment protection solutions, such as the Liebert® GXT4, the Smart Cabinet, the Liebert® NXC, Liebert cooling systems, ASCO® surge protection and auto transfer switching systems, and the Liebert® MPH2. “We recognise the value of working with Emerson Network Power in Australia with their extensive solutions for power protection and management. We look forward to more years of strong partnership with them and aim to further expand this relationship in the years to come,” said Trevor Bird, director of PQC. In Australia, Emerson Network Power provides comprehensive training, technical and service support to its partners in the region enabling them to better address customer challenges. To learn more about Emerson Network Power’s Partner Program, visit www.EmersonNetworkPower.Asia. # # # About Emerson Network Power Emerson Network Power, a business of Emerson (NYSE:EMR), is the world’s leading provider of critical infrastructure technologies and life cycle services for information and communications technology systems. With an expansive portfolio of intelligent, rapidly deployable hardware and software solutions for power, thermal and infrastructure management, Emerson Network Power enables efficient, highly-available networks. Learn more at www.EmersonNetworkPower.Asia. About Emerson Emerson, 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 2014 were $24.5 billion. For more information, visit www.Emerson.com. About Power Quality Consultants Power Quality Consultants is committed to supporting mission critical systems that makes us a smarter choice. With a focus on power protection and the environments supporting electrical and IT Systems, our product offerings and support services are chosen on the basis of proven long term performance. We consider reliability, suitability for purpose, ease of deployment and ultimately, the ability for the solution to be maintained and serviced. For more information, visit www.powerqc.com.au Emerson Reaches Agreement to Sell Network Power for $4 Billion USD to Platinum Equity 2016-08-04T02:43:36Z emerson-reaches-agreement-to-sell-network-power-for-4-billion-usd-to-platinum-equity Transaction is a significant step in the previously-announced strategic portfolio repositioning; Cash proceeds strengthen balance sheet and provide increased financial flexibility August 03, 2016 Eastern Daylight Time ST. LOUIS--Emerson (NYSE:EMR) has announced an agreement to sell Network Power to Platinum Equity and a group of co-investors. The transaction is valued at $4 billion USD and Emerson will retain a subordinated interest in Network Power. The sale of Network Power is expected to close by December 31, 2016, subject to customary regulatory approvals. “This agreement marks a major milestone in the strategic portfolio repositioning we announced last June,” said David N. Farr, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer at Emerson. “By selling Network Power to Platinum Equity, we have achieved a successful result for our shareholders as part of our plan to streamline Emerson to create a more focused company with significant opportunities for growth and profitability in our core served markets. We believe Network Power has a bright future ahead and Platinum Equity is well-positioned to help the company continue to thrive and realize its full potential.” With revenue of approximately $4.4 billion USD in fiscal 2015, Network Power, based in Columbus, Ohio, is a leading provider of thermal management, A/C and D/C power, transfer switches, services and information management systems for the data centre and telecommunications industries. "I'm very proud of the relationship and mutual trust that the Emerson and Platinum Equity teams have built with one another," said Tom Gores, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer at Platinum Equity. "Emerson is a world class company that we know shares our commitment to creating value, and this is an important investment in a business that will be a cornerstone in our portfolio. It plays to our core strengths. In addition to our capital resources, we will deploy our global operations skills to build on the foundation Emerson created and take this business to another level.” The proposed sale marks Emerson’s second divestiture to Platinum Equity in the last three years. In November 2013, Emerson sold a 51 percent controlling stake in its embedded computing and power business, which Platinum Equity rebranded Artesyn Embedded Technologies. "Emerson has been a great long-term partner and we are pleased to collaborate again,” said Jacob Kotzubei, Partner at Platinum Equity. “We have worked extensively with Emerson to customise a divestiture solution for Network Power that is beneficial for all sides and aligns with the long-term strategic goals of the business. Network Power is recognized as a global leader in infrastructure technologies and we are confident that in working together with management we can further extend that position as a standalone company.” Network Power will continue to be led by Scott Barbour, who has been Executive Vice President of Emerson and Business Leader for Network Power. Barbour added, “We firmly believe Platinum Equity is an ideal partner as we continue to drive efficiency in our operations and invest to bring innovative products and services to our customers. The work we’ve done at Network Power in recent years ensures we are well prepared for an ownership transition and have the right foundation in place to be successful.” Please see our Form 8-K filed on August 2, 2016, for additional information regarding this transaction. J.P. Morgan Securities LLC and Centerview Partners LLC served as financial advisors to Emerson and Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP served as legal advisor. - Ends - 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 2015 were $22.3 billion USD. For more information, visit Emerson.com. About Platinum Equity Founded in 1995 by Tom Gores, Platinum Equity is a global investment firm with a portfolio of approximately 25 operating companies that serve customers around the world. Platinum Equity specializes in mergers and operations – a trademarked strategy it calls M&A&O® - acquiring and operating companies in a broad range of business markets, including manufacturing, distribution, transportation and logistics, equipment rental, metals services, media and entertainment, technology, telecommunications and other industries. Over the past 20 years, Platinum Equity has completed more than 175 acquisitions. Forward-Looking and Cautionary Statements Statements in this press release that are not strictly historical may be “forward-looking” statements, which involve risks and uncertainties, and Emerson undertakes no obligation to update any such statements to reflect later developments. These risks and uncertainties include the Company's ability to successfully complete on the terms and conditions contemplated, and the financial impact of, its strategic portfolio repositioning actions, as well as economic and currency conditions, market demand, pricing, protection of intellectual property, and competitive and technological factors, among others, as set forth in Emerson’s most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and subsequent reports filed with the SEC. Emerson Network Power to Showcase Australian-firsts at ARBS 2012 2012-05-04T04:06:00Z emerson-network-power-to-showcase-australian-firsts-at-arbs-2012 Contact: Sandra Camden-Bermingham Hannah Watterson Emerson Network Power Watterson Marketing Communications 02 9914 2219 02 9929 7533 Sandra.Camden-Bermingham@Emerson.com Hannah.watterson@watterson.com.au Emerson Network Power to Showcase Australian-firsts at ARBS 2012 DCIM, enclosure and precision cooling offerings on display beginning May 7 Sydney, Australia [May 4, 2012] – Emerson Network Power, a business of Emerson (NYSE:EMR) and a global leader in maximising availability, capacity and efficiency of critical infrastructure, will provide Australia’s first look at four of its newest technologies at this year’s ARBS 2012 Exhibition, scheduled May 7-9 at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. The technologies are part of SmartAisle™, one of several platforms under Emerson Network Power’s family of Smart Solutions. Smart Solutions are intelligent, integrated infrastructure systems for the data centre that employ a patented approach to enabling best-of-breed technologies and industry-best practices. As such, SmartAisle optimises infrastructure deployment and management with an intelligent row-based system that integrates data centre racks, power, row cooling, aisle containment, monitoring and control technologies for spaces with up to 40 racks. Each SmartAisle offering is engineered for energy efficiency economy and performance and ease of management, and can be changed as the IT environment changes. “Organisations are increasingly concerned with rising costs associated with operating a data centre, especially as Australia moves towards a Carbon Tax economy,” said John Simpson, managing director, Emerson Network Power in Australia and New Zealand. “Emerson’s SmartAisle infrastructure enables an organisation to reduce the total cost of ownership of a data centre by using free cooling where possible, for example, and increasing energy efficiencies with an intelligent design that suits the unique needs of an organisation.” The Avocent™ Universal Management Gateway is the industry’s most advanced data centre appliance and enables integrated monitoring, access and control of data centre IT and infrastructure operations. When combined with data centre infrastructure management (DCIM) software, this multifunctional device will deliver comprehensive, real-time IT and infrastructure management capabilities for the data centre. The appliance combines the monitoring of the normally disparate IT and infrastructures through one gateway. The Liebert™ PCW uses chilled water as its cooling fluid and is ideal for use in data centres facing the load and temperature variations caused by cloud computing. With no less than seven patents pending designed to reduce fan power consumption, the Liebert PCW can increase energy efficiencies for organisations by up to 65 per cent. It is suitable for all data centre environments thanks to a wide range of configurations which can be adapted to meet the needs of a given data centre and is easy to install regardless of which configuration is used. The Liebert™ CRV 30 chilled water cooling system installs within a row of data centre equipment racks, providing precision cooling close to the server heat source for efficient and effective operation. The 300mm unit provides 30kW of nominal cooling capacity and filtration to IT spaces by means of five variable speed, individually hot-swappable EC fans. The Knurr™ E-Series Rack is an innovative enclosure system that integrates computing hardware, power management technologies and peripherals in the data centre and computer rooms. Its superior design and flexibility allows for optimal data centre performance and easy installation. All four products will be seen for the first time on Australian shores and demonstrated at the Emerson Network Power stand during ARBS 2012. Emerson Network Power at ARBS 2012 – Stand 678 During the exhibition, Emerson Network Power will host a series of demonstrations every day to showcase these products and the company’s Smart Solutions approach to data centre design and management. These demonstrations can be seen every day at the Emerson Network Power stand, no.678: 11.00 - 11.20 Energy Efficiency and Cooling Presentation 11.30 - 11.50 SmartAisle Walk Thru 14.00 - 14.20 Energy Efficiency and Cooling Presentation 14.30 - 14.50 SmartAisle Walk Thru And for those attending a workshop, a business card draw will be conducted after each session each day, with the winner to walk away with a Liebert PSA-650VA Mini Tower UPS valued at $125 RRP. For more information on Emerson Network Power’s participation at ARBS, go to www.VisitEmersonatARBS.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 2011 were $24.2 billion. For more information, visit www.Emerson.com. NEWS RELEASE: Emerson Network Power Appoints New Managing Director For Australia/New Zealand 2012-03-27T03:27:00Z news-release-emerson-network-power-appoints-new-managing-director-for-australia-new-zealand Sydney, Australia [March 27, 2012] – Emerson Network Power, a business of Emerson (NYSE:EMR) and the global leader in enabling Business-Critical Continuity™, has appointed John Simpson as the new managing director of its Australia/New Zealand business. Simpson replaces David Scott, who will retire on March 30 after 38 years with the company. Simpson, who was General Manager of Chloride Australia for nine years, joined Emerson as a result of the Chloride acquisition in 2011. Simpson will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of Emerson Network Power’s business in Australia and New Zealand, developing business strategies around Emerson’s data centre infrastructure management portfolio as well as continuing to extend the business by building on the integration of recent acquisitions. “Having arrived at Emerson via the Chloride acquisition, I have seen firsthand the effectiveness of Emerson’s holistic approach to harnessing the strength of complementary products and technologies for its customers,” said Simpson. “The key to the approach is to combine elements in ways that increase effectiveness, drive down costs and are backed by Emerson’s unwavering commitment to the organisations we serve. It’s really all about responsibility to our customers and tirelessly delivering on each innovation and new opportunity.” David Scott joined Emerson as a sales executive with Ridge Tools in Vancouver in 1973, which was the start of a near four decade career of assignments spanning the globe. He was responsible for building the foundation for the Liebert business in Asia in the 1990s which proved to be a critical element of Emerson’s global manufacturing and growth story in the years that followed. Stints in the US and Europe led him to his final posting in Sydney, where he oversaw the integration of the Chloride and Avocent businesses and most recently guided the successful bid for the NBN project. “It has been an honour to spend the bulk of my professional career at Emerson. I am especially gratified to be able to retire following our company’s most recent achievements in Australia with confidence that John’s leadership and the strength of the Emerson team will build on these achievements,” said Scott. Simpson, who holds a masters degree in science and an MBA from the University of Auckland, brings a breadth of industry experience to the new role. Most recently he was senior director, Operations, ANZ MU. In his early career, Simpson held senior business management positions with Raychem Corporation and RS Components covering ANZ and South East Asia. As managing director he will continue to be based in Sydney and report to Gene Hayden, Emerson Network Power Asia’s Vice President and General Manager of Sales. Supporting ResourcesImage: John Simpson # # # About Emerson Network Power Emerson Network Power, a business of Emerson (NYSE:EMR), protects and optimizes critical infrastructure for data centers, communications networks, healthcare and industrial facilities. The company provides new-to-the-world solutions, as well as established expertise and smart innovation in areas including AC and DC power and renewable energy, precision cooling systems, infrastructure management, embedded computing and power, integrated racks and enclosures, power switching and controls, and connectivity. 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 2011 were $24.2 billion. For more information, visit www.Emerson.com. Emerson Network Power Wins Frost & Sullivan Award for UPS Service in Australia 2011-11-08T23:42:00Z emerson-network-power-wins-frost-amp-sullivan-award-for-ups-service-in-australia Sydney, Australia, November 9, 2011 – Emerson Network Power, a business of Emerson (NYSE:EMR) and a global leader in protecting and optimising critical infrastructure, was recognised at the 2011 Frost & Sullivan Australia Excellence Awards as the UPS Service Provider of the Year. The award is indicative of Emerson Network Power’s long-standing commitment to Business-Critical Continuity™, offering technical support and preventive maintenance to protect businesses from equipment downtime. "Selling equipment is only half of the protection equation," said David Scott, managing director of Emerson Network Power in Australia and New Zealand. "Having the ability to service that equipment – whenever and wherever it is needed – is vital to maintaining the systems’ availability for our customers. Our service delivery is second to none.” Customers from some 70 countries around the world trust Emerson Network Power services to minimise critical system emergencies and interruptions. The company maintains the largest technical support and customer response system in the industry, with more than 2,800 factory-trained and company-employed service professionals. Emerson has 267 service centers across the globe, ready to assist 24 hours a day, every day of the year. “We keep the operations of the Fortune 500 running, a capability that we have extended to Australia in the last 40 years,” added Ben Graham, service director for Emerson Network Power in Australia. “Our business is as much about service – backed by our national network of engineers and consultants – as it is about product.” The following Service offerings from Emerson Network Power underscore the importance of maintaining UPS units for longer shelf life and optimal uptime: 1. Installation and Startup o Provides convenience, availability and low total cost of ownership (TCO). This service ensures equipment is properly installed and optimised by Emerson Network Power technical specialists. 2. Standard Warranty o Standard two-year warranty for products covers the repair or replacement of defective units, prompt service, next business day delivery, one-way shipping coverage and battery warranty. 3. Extended Warranty o A risk-free, low-cost approach to protect equipment and extend its useful life. 4. Power Assurance Package o A worry-free power protection solution for customers' network power requirements. It bundles a number of key service elements and combines the best UPS in the business with the industry’s premier service capability to offer convenience, information and increased uptime for five years. 5. Preventive Maintenance o This program maximises the reliability and performance of power systems and provides total peace of mind. Emerson Network Power’s trained and certified technicians will implement this service through the use of proper tools and genuine parts to ensure longer system reliability. For more information on Emerson Network Power’s Service offerings, visit http://www.emersonnetworkpower-partner.com/GS-Service-Offerings/default.aspx. The Frost & Sullivan Awards are presented to companies that demonstrate excellence in the industry, based on the commitment and innovative business strategies required to advance and excel in the competitive Australian market. Award recipients like Emerson Network Power were selected based on their market performance, including market share leadership, revenue growth and degree of product and service innovation displayed over the past year. For more information on the awards and this year’s full set of winners, visit http://www.frost-awards.com.au. ### About Emerson Network Power Emerson Network Power, a business of Emerson (NYSE:EMR), protects and optimizes critical infrastructure for data centers, communications networks, healthcare and industrial facilities. The company provides new-to-the-world solutions, as well as established expertise and smart innovation in areas including AC and DC power and renewable energy, precision cooling systems, infrastructure management, embedded computing and power, integrated racks and enclosures, power switching and controls, and connectivity. 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 through its network power, process management, industrial automation, climate technologies, and tools and storage businesses. Sales in fiscal 2011 were $24.2 billion. For more information, visit www.Emerson.com. EMERSON NETWORK POWER WINS $100 MILLION CONTRACT FOR AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL BROADBAND DEPLOYMENT 2011-10-10T02:55:00Z emerson-network-power-wins-100-million-contract-for-australian-national-broadband-deployment Sydney, Australia, October 10, 2011 – Emerson Network Power, a business of Emerson (NYSE:EMR) and the global leader in enabling Business-Critical Continuity™, has been selected by the National Broadband Network Company (NBNCo) to design, supply, install and commission 10 network facilities centres across Australia as part of the rollout of Australia’s National Broadband Network (NBN). The infrastructure project will play a key role in NBNCo’s plans to deliver a superfast broadband network that will deliver leading-edge broadband links to all Australian households and businesses. Emerson’s win was due to the breadth of its product portfolio as well as its ability to deliver the most cost-effective and energy-efficient infrastructure design for the facilities that will be based in mainland capital cities and function as equipment hubs, operational depots and training facilities. Worth in excess of $100 million, the winning bid takes advantage of Emerson’s comprehensive product suite, including high-efficiency power systems (Trinergy and ASCO); Liebert precision cooling systems and SmartAisle optimisation; SiteScan infrastructure monitoring and management; and fully integrated, factory-tested modular housing systems. The products are complemented by Emerson’s in-house integration expertise, combining solution engineering, end-to-end project management, global supply chain and logistics, and site civil works (via partnerships with Silcar and Greenbox Architecture). Emerson draws on a global platform of products, combined with experienced R&D and service teams in Australia, Europe, Asia and North America. This is reflected in the team behind the NBN project, drawing from experienced global resources but built around deep local IT and telecommunications expertise. Ross Campbell, vice president Telecom Asia for Emerson Network Power and a seasoned campaigner in the Australian telecoms industry, said the scope of experience and technical depth that Emerson offers customers doesn’t exist anywhere else. “Our approach reflects a dimension of our business that differentiates us - our ability to create integrated solutions that bring core IT and telecommunications components together,” said Campbell. “This capability will deliver tremendous value not only to NBNCo but also to the general public as beneficiaries of the technology, through efficiencies in network rollout and the highest levels of network performance.” Emerson Network Power Australia managing director David Scott, a 38 year Emerson veteran, says the NBN will give Australia a competitive edge in trade and business opportunities at a global level. “It’s not just about bandwidth, the facilities centres will house systems and information that need to offer levels of energy efficiency, reliability and management functionality to enable NBN Co keep the network operational and deliver on its promises to the Australian community.” Scott said over the last few years Emerson has followed a focused acquisition strategy to add complementary data centre infrastructure products and technologies to its core portfolio. “It was this business strategy that enabled us to offer the NBNCo an unrivalled solution of integrated IT and telecommunications technologies and services,” Scott said. NBN Co Head of Network Operations, Steve Christian, said: “We’re pleased to be working with Emerson Network Power on this project. The infrastructure the company is supplying will play an important role in ensuring the National Broadband Network is able to reach every Australian home and business.” # # # About Emerson Network Power Emerson Network Power, a business of Emerson, is the global leader in enabling Business-Critical Continuity™ from grid to chip for telecommunication networks, data centers, and health care and industrial facilities. Emerson Network Power provides innovative solutions and expertise in areas including AC and DC power and precision cooling systems, embedded computing and power, integrated racks and enclosures, power switching and controls, infrastructure management, and connectivity. 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 through its network power, process management, industrial automation, climate technologies, and tools and storage businesses. Sales in fiscal 2010 were $21 billion. For more information, visit www.Emerson.com. About NBN Co NBN Co is a government business enterprise formed in July 2009 to design, build and operate Australia’s National Broadband Network (NBN). The NBN aims to upgrade Australia’s fixed-line telecommunications infrastructure over a 10 year period to enable high-speed broadband to be delivered to all Australian households and businesses through a combination of fibre to the premise, fixed-wireless and satellite. NBN Co is operating a wholesale-only, open-access network, and making its wholesale services available to retail service providers on non-discriminatory terms. See www.nbnco.com.au. Survey: GFC leaves Asian data centre market in bearish mood 2010-04-22T00:49:00Z survey-gfc-leaves-asian-data-centre-market-in-bearish-mood-1 Emerson Network Power, a business of Emerson (NYSE:EMR) and the global leader in enabling Business-Critical Continuity™, has published the latest results of its half-yearly Market Pulse survey of data centre and infrastructure management professionals in Asia, showing the effects of the GFC could last longer than expected in the region. The key findings from the survey of more than 200 senior executives – 42 per cent of which were from Australia and New Zealand– shows that the early signs of a weakening project pipeline, first highlighted in the August 2009 report, have lead to a conservative outlook for the rest of the year from most respondents. For the first time in the history of the survey, the number of projects completed outpaced the projects forecast, indicating that industry executives are in a bearish mood in their planning, despite reports in the media that the worst of the GFC is over. “This more cautious approach is echoed in further attributes throughout the report,” says Russell Perry, marketing director for Emerson Network Power in Asia. “For example, the report records an increase in projects being delayed or shelved. There are some exceptions to this, in the telecom space for example, but it would seem fair to suggest that we face a period of questionable growth going forward.” For the second survey in succession, energy efficiency was highlighted as the number one priority from the respondents, followed by a distant tied-second for heat rejection and availability. “Companies are still under pressure to cut costs, and with recent media reports suggesting the price of electricity is set to skyrocket in Australia, we expect this to remain the focus for our customers in the short to medium term,” says David Scott, managing director of Emerson Network Power in Australia. The Market Pulse survey – now in its fifth iteration since Emerson Network Power launched the survey series in April 2008 – polls hundreds of IT professionals across Asia on a broad range of topics, including data centre design priorities, spending trends, project pipeline and investment confidence. For more information on the results and demographics of the latest Market Pulse survey, visit www.NextGenITCinfra.com. You can also download a one-page executive summary from this site. ### About Emerson Network Power Emerson Network Power, a business of Emerson (NYSE:EMR), is the global leader in enabling Business-Critical Continuity™ from grid to chip for telecommunication networks, data centers, health care and industrial facilities. Emerson Network Power provides innovative solutions and expertise in areas including AC and DC power and precision cooling systems, embedded computing and power, integrated racks and enclosures, power switching and controls, infrastructure management, and connectivity. All 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 to customers through its network power, process management, industrial automation, climate technologies, and appliance and tools businesses. Emerson’s sales in fiscal 2009 were $20.9 billion. The company is ranked 94th on the Fortune 500 list of America’s largest companies. For more information, visit www.Emerson.com. Emerson Network Power Launches OptimizeIT Enterprise-Class IT Infrastructure Solutions For Australian SMBs 2009-12-07T03:55:25Z emerson-network-power-launches-optimizeit-enterprise-class-it-infrastructure-solutions-for-australian-smbs Emerson Network Power, a business of Emerson (NYSE:EMR) and the global leader in enabling Business-Critical Continuity™, has launched a new range of IT infrastructure solutions specifically targeted at small-to-medium businesses (SMBs) in Australia. Called OptimizeIT™, the new solutions draw on Emerson Network Power’s expertise in enterprise-class IT infrastructure technology – used by all of the world’s Fortune 500 companies – now adapted to the needs, and budgets, of smaller businesses. In addition, Emerson Network Power is working with its network solution provider (NSP) partners in Australia to create a new channel-driven service model that enables a more solutions-oriented approach common to enterprise-level sales. “OptimizeIT will change the way SMBs develop their IT infrastructure solutions, and the way channel partners approach potential sales,” says Peter Spiteri, marketing and communications director, Emerson Network Power Australia. “This will enable our partners to move away from the old ‘transactional’ sales model to a more interactive approach, treating each individual customer site on its merits and offering appropriate solutions. It’s as much about service – backed up by Emerson Network Power’s national network of engineers and consultants – as it is about product.” The solutions were presented to Emerson Network Power’s channel partners and customers at a recent series of launch events in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne. “IT infrastructure in the enterprise is typically housed in computer rooms and, on a larger scale, the data centre,” says Spiteri. “The equivalent space in the SMB is the rack. OptimizeIT takes all the knowledge we have gained over the years in developing solutions for the enterprise, and creates a holistic ecosystem of smart rack-based products, including the high-precision racks themselves, optimised for the needs of smaller businesses.” The OptimizeIT solution suite, including new uninterruptible power supply (UPS) power protection, cooling, monitoring and enclosures, has been designed to work together to lower costs through energy efficiency and improve uptime through higher availability, both regarded as high priorities for IT executives polled in a recent Emerson industry survey[1]. The range of new services and products includes: Emerson Global Services Site Survey – NSPs are certified to assess customer sites to determine potential optimisation paths and timelines. From no cost to low cost options, this is a vital step towards aligning business objectives with IT infrastructure dimensions and outcomes. Liebert RDU – a rack-based monitoring solution that detects and remotely notifies key personnel of critical conditions for parameters such as access, power draws, temperature and humidity, and site conditions across multiple racks. Liebert GXT – a full-featured UPS providing reliable protection for IT network equipment. It is a true on-line UPS that delivers continuous, high-quality AC power to IT equipment with no break when transferring to battery, protecting equipment from virtually all power disturbances due to blackouts, brownouts, sags, surges or noise interference. The UPS is available in rack/tower configurations. Liebert Micropod – a rack-based device that allows for the manual transfer of connected equipment to utility power via a maintenance bypass switch, permitting scheduled maintenance or UPS replacement without power disruption. Liebert PEX – industry-standard platform that delivers cooling from one to many racks, the Liebert PEX family of precision cooling products comprises energy efficient, space saving systems with enhanced heat and airflow management, and superior system supervision and management. Knurr Miracel Racks – an innovative enclosure system that integrates computing hardware, power and cable management technologies and peripherals. Emerson Global Services – after sales services via NSPs with further certification as per the Approved Service Provider (ASP) program. Full range of extended warranty, preventative and comprehensive maintenance offerings to ensure critical infrastructure is maintained to perform at optimal and expected levels. ### About Emerson Network Power Emerson Network Power, a business of Emerson (NYSE:EMR), is the global leader in enabling Business-Critical Continuity™ from grid to chip for telecommunication networks, data centers, health care and industrial facilities. Emerson Network Power provides innovative solutions and expertise in areas including AC and DC power and precision cooling systems, embedded computing and power, integrated racks and enclosures, power switching and controls, monitoring, and connectivity. All solutions are supported globally by local Emerson Network Power service technicians. Learn more about Emerson Network Power products and services at www.emersonnetworkpower.com or www.emersonnetworkpower.com.au. About EmersonEmerson (NYSE:EMR), based in St. Louis, Missouri (USA), is a global leader in bringing technology and engineering together to provide innovative solutions to customers through its network power, process management, industrial automation, climate technologies, and appliance and tools businesses. Emerson’s sales in fiscal 2009 were $20.9 billion. The company is ranked 94th on the Fortune 500 list of America’s largest companies. For more information, visit www.Emerson.com [1] Market Pulse Asia Survey, August 2009 (visit http://www.nextgenitcinfra.com/) EMERSON RANKS AMONG TOP 100 GLOBAL SOFTWARE AND SERVICES PROVIDERS 2009-09-23T07:02:13Z emerson-ranks-among-top-100-global-software-and-services-providers ST. LOUIS – Sept. 22, 2009 – Emerson (NYSE: EMR) is ranked No. 76 on Software Magazine’s 2009 list of the world’s largest software and services providers, illustrating the global technology and engineering company’s success in expanding its customer offerings. This year’s ranking by the magazine is based on total worldwide software and services revenues for Emerson’s fiscal 2008, including revenues from software licenses, maintenance and support; training and software-related services; and consulting. For fiscal 2008, Emerson’s global software and services revenues approached $750 million. “Our growing portfolio of software and services is a reflection of the ability of our technologies to effectively deliver reliability, precision, safety, and other business-critical applications that our customers demand,” said Charles A. Peters, senior executive vice president, Emerson. “The ranking by Software Magazine validates that Emerson is successfully executing on our strategy of expanding our software and services offerings across all of our business segments.” This marks the first time Emerson has been listed in Software Magazine’s ranking. Aperture Technologies – a developer of enterprise data center management software that is now a part of the company’s Emerson Network Power business – has been included in the magazine’s list in the past. In its 27th year, Software Magazine’s list is a revenue-based ranking of the world’s 500 largest software and services providers. The full list is available at http://www.softwaremag.com. About Emerson Network Power Emerson Network Power, a business of Emerson (NYSE:EMR), is the global leader in enabling Business-Critical Continuity™ from grid to chip for telecommunication networks, data centers, health care and industrial facilities. Emerson Network Power provides innovative solutions and expertise in areas including AC and DC power and precision cooling systems, embedded computing and power, integrated racks and enclosures, power switching and controls, monitoring, and connectivity. All 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 to customers through its network power, process management, industrial automation, climate technologies, and appliance and tools businesses. Sales in fiscal 2008 were $24.8 billion, and Emerson is ranked 94th on the Fortune 500 list of America’s largest companies. For more information, visit www.Emerson.com. Survey: Data Centre Recession Woes Subsiding 2009-09-18T07:12:15Z survey-data-centre-recession-woes-subsiding Sydney, Australia [September 18, 2009] – Emerson Network Power, a business of Emerson (NYSE:EMR) and the global leader in enabling Business-Critical Continuity™, has released the findings of its ‘Market Pulse Asia’ survey, finalised last month, which shows market sentiment from data centre users and influencers has swung sharply into the positive. The key findings of the August survey show a reversal in confidence from negative (in early 2009) to positive from the majority of respondents, although business has indicated that deployment of IT projects (project pipeline) is still lagging. Importantly, energy efficiency is now considered the top priority by the respondents, with density (cooling) and availability (uptime) following in second and third respectively. This marks another reversal of pre-recession priorities, when availability was consistent as the number one priority. Russell Perry, marketing director for Emerson Network Power in Asia, says there are two key takeaways from the latest survey that will interest data centre professionals in the region. “Number one is the reversal of the negative sentiment, which is typically a precursor to increased spend and the commissioning of new projects,” says Perry. “We’ll be interested to see at what rate this sentiment converts into an improved project pipeline. “The second is the switch from availability to energy efficiency as the top priority for new and existing data centre projects. This shows a clear connection between energy efficiency and cost reduction, which is consistent with the increased focus on OPEX as a result of the recession. It also shows that energy efficiency is now widely associated with lower cost, and less so with corporate governance or ‘green’ initiatives from past years.” David Scott, managing director of Emerson Network Power in Australia, says the survey findings are consistent with what he’s seeing in the local market. “The key objectives of the majority of the projects we’re involved with today are cost reduction and return on investment, and we’ve been able to demonstrate how the combination of energy efficient equipment, infrastructure and design consistently help companies meet these objectives,” says Scott. “Moreover this is consistent at all levels, from large data centres to small computer rooms,” he says. “The challenge for us and for our customers is how to deliver the benefits of energy efficiency without impacting existing and future service level agreements in terms of availability and uptime, and indeed improving on them, and that’s where the expertise and resources of the leading suppliers come into play.” The Market Pulse survey – now in its fourth iteration since Emerson Network Power launched the survey series in April 2008 – polls hundreds of IT professionals across Asia on a broad range of topics, including data centre design priorities, spending trends, project pipeline and investment confidence. The demographic makeup of the August survey includes end-users (53 per cent), influencers (35 percent, up from 26 per cent in March), and IT resellers (12 per cent). For more information on the results and demographics of the latest Market Pulse survey, visit www.NextGenITCinfra.com. You can also download a one-page executive summary from this site. ### About Emerson Network Power Emerson Network Power, a business of Emerson (NYSE:EMR), is the global leader in enabling Business-Critical Continuity™ from grid to chip for telecommunication networks, data centers, health care and industrial facilities. Emerson Network Power provides innovative solutions and expertise in areas including AC and DC power and precision cooling systems, embedded computing and power, integrated racks and enclosures, power switching and controls, monitoring, and connectivity. All solutions are supported globally by local Emerson Network Power service technicians. Learn more about Emerson Network Power products and services globally 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 to customers through its network power, process management, industrial automation, climate technologies, and appliance and tools businesses. Sales in fiscal 2008 were $24.8 billion and Emerson is ranked 94th on the Fortune 500 list of America’s largest companies. For more information, visit www.Emerson.com. Emerson Network Power launches world 2008-04-17T18:00:00Z emerson-network-power-launches-world-s-most-efficient-data-centre-cooler-in-australia Australian data centres will soon have access to 30 per cent more cooling power per square metre from their computer room air conditioners (CRAC), thanks to Emerson Network Power’s new Liebert PEX precision air cooler. The new cooler, designed and manufactured by Emerson, is being launched next week at the ARBS (Air Conditioning, Refrigeration and Building Services) Exhibition 2008 in Melbourne. It is the highest kilowatt-per-square-metre precision CRAC in its class, with up to 30 per cent more cooling power per square metre (including service area) than other industry-standard CRACs. It also has one of the smallest kilowatt per square metre footprints in precision air equipment available today. “Cooling is one of the most important – and costly – functions of a modern, high-density data centre,” says Mark Deguara, National Product Manager, Emerson Network Power Australia. “Up to 50 per cent of the power used in a data centre goes to the infrastructure used to cool down the computer equipment in the facility. The more efficient the cooler, the lower the cost to the data centre, which in large facilities amounts to millions of dollars every year. “Emerson engineers have long understood that the ‘whole footprint’ of a CRAC includes the extended footprint defined by operation and service access area requirements,” says Deguara. “The new Liebert PEX requires nothing more than direct front access for installation and routine servicing. This means that you can achieve 100 per cent space utilisation around the unit and not suffer dead space caused by service access requirements on the sides and rear. With other units, you will lose valuable floor space for the same kilowatt capacity – which means less room for racks and ultimately higher total cost of ownership.” “Today, the data centre is business-critical,” says David Scott, Managing Director, Emerson Network Power Australia. “This is driving downtime costs higher, while the resources you have available for critical system management are shrinking. Whether you are implementing VoIP, consolidating servers or simply adding capacity, the reliability and flexibility of your power and cooling infrastructure will determine how well you can control costs and system availability as you manage change.” The Liebert PEX is designed to reliably service the thermal requirements of critical data centre equipment. All major components that require attention over the long life of the unit are positioned for easy and simple access. Other highlight features include: ·iCOM - Intelligent Communications and Monitoring - Liebert iCOM provides advanced diagnostic and maintenance support, enabling multiple PeX units to communicate and work together as a team to precisely control temperature and humidity across a room. In addition, the iCOM network provides a choice of teamwork, lead/lag and cascade functions. ·Scroll Compressor – Designed to run non-stop 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, the microprocessor-based controls of the PeX intelligently determine the operational requirements of each unit. ·Infrared Humidifier – The Infrared Humidifier has been a feature on Liebert environmental control systems for more than 25 years. Its rapid response and cleanliness has made it an industry standard in applications that demand precise, particle-free humidity control. ·Other Energy Saving Features – The Liebert PEX also features the following for increased energy efficiency: o Static regain duct o Controlled dehumidification cycle o EC fan options About Emerson Network Power Emerson Network Power, a business of Emerson (NYSE:EMR), is the global leader in enabling Business Critical Continuity™ from grid to chip for telecommunication networks, data centers, health care and industrial facilities. Emerson Network Power provides innovative solutions and expertise in areas including AC and DC power and precision cooling systems, embedded computing and power, integrated racks and enclosures, power switching and controls, monitoring, and connectivity. All solutions are supported globally by local Emerson Network Power service technicians. Learn more about Emerson Network Power products and services at www.emersonnetworkpower.com.au About Emerson Emerson (NYSE: EMR), based in St. Louis, is a global leader in bringing technology and engineering together to provide innovative solutions to customers through its network power, process management, industrial automation, climate technologies, and appliance and tools businesses. Sales in fiscal 2007 were $22.6 billion. For more information, visit www.emerson.com. Emerson Network Power expands its Services business in Australia to manage 2008-04-01T18:00:00Z emerson-network-power-expands-its-services-business-in-australia-to-manage-green-challenge Australian companies baulking at the cost of long-term solutions to build ‘green’ data centres should instead be looking for quick wins that would get them ahead of the curve in the short-term. That’s the view of Ben Graham, Director of Services at infrastructure specialist Emerson Network Power Australia. Emerson has opened a new Services office in Gladstone, Queensland, and has also hired more staff to meet the growing demand for its direct data centre infrastructure services across the country. “The totally ‘green’ data centre is a laudable aim, but the reality is that data centre operators that have invested millions of dollars in infrastructure and equipment aren’t going to throw the lot out of the door and start again,” says Graham. “The problem we’re facing today, as an industry, is the unprecedented demand for more computing power, and that means smaller, more compact, and much higher-density designs like blade servers,” says Graham. “These devices use up more power and consequently push out an exponentially greater amount of heat that needs to be rejected from the data centre. Unless every stage of the process – from the IT equipment to heat rejection – is carefully managed, it can become very inefficient, costly to run, and environmentally unfriendly.” Graham says Emerson is expanding its Services business in Australia and New Zealand in direct response to growing customer demand for a one-stop supplier for large data centres and corporate premises. Emerson has already established a direct service business in New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland, West Australia, and in both the North and South Islands of New Zealand. The Northern Territory, South Australia and Tasmania are serviced through Emerson partners. “Some customers are coming to us with greenfield sites seeking advice on how to best design their new data centres. Others want advice on more efficient ways to manage the spiralling infrastructure costs in their existing facilities – mainly the result of high-density computing,” he says. “They’ve grown tired of the ‘break-fix’ engineering mentality of the past, where a service team is called in only when a piece of equipment fails or needs replacing. What we’re offering today is a far more pro-active approach that includes a power and air auditing service, launched this year, along with best-practice consulting for IT equipment and, increasingly, carbon footprint reduction.” Emerson last month announced it’s partnering with Queensland-based Digital Sense to build Australia’s highest density data centres in Brisbane. Emerson was asked to provide all the infrastructure components for these centres – from the IT equipment racks, to the specialised cooling equipment to reject the heat they produce. “These data centres are unique in their size and scope but certainly not unique in the challenges they’re facing,” says Graham. “Our service engineers are asked – and trained – to help customers meet such challenges and to help them re-engineer existing sites.” Emerson’s Services business arm employs 99 factory-trained engineers that Graham says has grown about 10 per cent per annum for the past few years. “Never before has there been such demand for raw computing power, and it’s taken many organisations by surprise. The real issue is where to put all this power, and once it’s there, how to manage it,” he says. In response to these growing demands, Emerson has developed the industry’s first vendor-neutral roadmap to manage and optimise energy efficiency in high-density data centres. Called Energy Logic, the roadmap is rolled out through Emerson’s service centres to new and existing customers. “Emerson is one of the only vendors that can claim to service all the critical components of a high-density data centre. We have the technology to reject heat from standalone high-density racks in so-called ‘normal’ data centres, and the skills to advise our clients on the best-practice layouts for their equipment to make the most efficient use of the space, power and heat rejection capacity they have at their disposal.” About Emerson Network Power Emerson Network Power, a business of Emerson (NYSE:EMR), is the global leader in enabling Business Critical Continuity™ from grid to chip for telecommunication networks, data centers, health care and industrial facilities. Emerson Network Power provides innovative solutions and expertise in areas including AC and DC power and precision cooling systems, embedded computing and power, integrated racks and enclosures, power switching and controls, monitoring, and connectivity. All solutions are supported globally by local Emerson Network Power service technicians. Learn more about Emerson Network Power products and services at www.emersonnetworkpower.com.au About Emerson Emerson (NYSE: EMR), based in St. Louis, is a global leader in bringing technology and engineering together to provide innovative solutions to customers through its network power, process management, industrial automation, climate technologies, and appliance and tools businesses. Sales in fiscal 2007 were $22.6 billion. For more information, visit www.emerson.com. Digital Sense Develops Australia 2008-03-16T18:00:00Z digital-sense-develops-australia-s-highest-density-data-centres-with-emerson-network-power-australia IT company Digital Sense is developing Australia’s highest density data centres with multi-million dollar infrastructure technology and solutions from Emerson Network Power Australia to support the growing demand for high-powered computing from Australia’s largest government and corporate organisations. The first of two data centres is being commissioned in Kenmore, Brisbane, with Emerson receiving an initial order worth $3.2 million for the first phase of the project – a 400 square metre section of the 1,600 square metre data centre. The Kenmore facility will be the first purpose-built high-density data centre in Australia – 2,000 watts per square metre of floor space. The largest data centres currently in operation top out at less than 1,000 watts per square. Digital Sense is also building a second data centre with Emerson, code-named Data Centre City, with a total area of 10,000 square metres. Data Centre City will supersede Kenmore with a staggering capacity of 6,500 watts per square metre to become Australia’s largest high-density facility. It will also support up to 25 kilowatts of cooling per rack with Emerson’s supplemental cooling technology. “High density computing is a reality in today’s highly competitive, information-driven global economy, and demand is outstripping supply for the highest possible performance and security from outsourced data centre facilities,” says Michael Tran, Director, Digital Sense. “The problem we face in Australia – and the niche that we’re looking to fill – is the lack of true high-density data centres. We have large and successful facilities in Australia, but none of them are purpose-built to support true high-density computing across every metre of floor space, and that’s where we come in.” Tran says that demand is particularly strong from large government departments, Australia’s booming mining conglomerates, large corporate operations, web hosting services and medical industries. “These companies can’t run their operations without top-notch information systems working 24/7 to support millions of customers around Australia and around the world,” he says. “They’re also bound by strict corporate governance laws, so backup and recovery services – which often means locating equipment in multiple secure sites – are never far from the top of their list.” Mark Deguara, National Product Manager at Emerson Network Power Australia, says that true high-density facilities pose multiple challenges, not least being able to manage and support the extreme levels of power and heat that high-density equipment like multi-core blade servers consumes and rejects respectively. “Australian companies are demanding computer power an order of magnitude more powerful than what they were using only a few years ago – high-density blade servers processing millions of transactions per second to keep them globally competitive,” says Deguara. “At the same time they don’t have the skills, resources or space to house and manage this equipment themselves, so they need to find suitable facilities to host their business-critical systems.” Tran adds that all this power comes at a price. “Aside from the initial challenges of finding a secure site, well removed from obvious hazards like bushfires and flight paths, and located close enough to a power grid that can supply the power we need to keep the equipment running reliably – we then have the not-so-small issue of keeping that equipment cool and ensuring adequate resilience for any eventuality. “That’s where Emerson comes in. They’re the only supplier in Australia – and probably the world – that has the holistic solutions we needed to power, cool and protect the equipment we’ve specified for our data centres,” he says. Emerson recently launched a vendor-neutral framework called Energy Logic, designed to minimise power consumption, space and heat rejection in high-density data centres through optimal IT equipment choices, operational best practices and energy-efficient infrastructure. Emerson used feedback from data centre customers at its twice-yearly user group meetings to create the Energy Logic framework, which represents the industry’s only cohesive, holistic approach for reducing data centre energy use. Emerson’s solution for Digital Sense includes the unique aluminium-frame Knurr racks to hold multiple blade servers in place without putting significant added weight on the floor supports or compromising airflow; Liebert UPSs to filter clean power from the grid and to protect the dual power and communication feeds going into each rack; ASCO switches to reliably convert from mains power to generator power in the event of a blackout or routine maintenance without downtime; and the Liebert X-Treme Density (XD) supplemental cooling system to support scalable rack cooling from as little as one kilowatt to more than 25 kilowatts per rack. “Emerson’s Adaptive Architecture means that Digital Sense can establish a customer at a relatively small base and quickly expand their equipment without having to upgrade or change the support infrastructure,” says Deguara. “It’s like plug and play cooling. For example, a blade server can be added to an existing rack and the XD cooling system will dynamically adapt to the extra heat rejection by simply plugging in an additional cooling pipe. It takes minutes to add additional cooling capacity, as the click-connect system requires no tools and there is no disruption to the IT equipment. With the advent of these new facilities, gone are the days that companies have to move their equipment to another location once they’ve outgrown their initial power requirements.” Digital Sense conducted extensive research at some of the world’s largest high-density data centres in the United States to get a better understanding of the logistics required to design, build and operate a similar facility in Australia. “We discovered that capacities of 30-to-40 kilowatts per rack would be very feasible in the next two to three years. That’s why it’s so important to get the right mix of infrastructure from the start. The more expensive it is to power and cool the equipment, the more expensive the operating costs. Making the wrong infrastructure choices at the design stage can potentially cripple a high-density data centre in the long run.” Construction has already started on Digital Sense’s Kenmore data centre, which will be open for business later this year. Data Centre City, still in the planning stages, is expected to come online sometime in 2008. About Emerson Network Power Emerson Network Power, a business of Emerson (NYSE:EMR), is the global leader in enabling Business-Critical Continuity™. The company is the trusted source for adaptive and ultra-reliable solutions that enable and protect its customers` business-critical technology infrastructures. Backed by the largest global services organization in the industry, Emerson Network Power offers a full range of innovative power, precision cooling and connectivity products and services for computer, communications, healthcare and industrial systems. Key product brands within the Emerson Network Power family include Liebert, ASCO, Astec, and Lorain. The Liebert Adaptive Architecture creates power, cooling and monitoring platforms for IT systems that combine high reliability and flexibility while delivering the lowest total cost of ownership. For more information on Liebert visit www.Liebert.com. For more information on the full spectrum of enterprise-wide solutions from Emerson Network Power, visit. About Emerson Emerson (NYSE: EMR), based in St. Louis, is a global leader in bringing technology and engineering together to provide innovative solutions to customers through its network power, process management, industrial automation, climate technologies, and appliance and tools businesses. Sales in fiscal 2007 were $22.6 billion. For more information, visit www.emerson.com. Emerson Network Power Australia tackles skills shortage with in-house apprentice program 2008-01-23T19:00:00Z emerson-network-power-australia-tackles-skills-shortage-with-in-house-apprentice-program Emerson Network Power, a business of Emerson (NYSE: EMR) and the global leader in enabling Business-Critical Continuity™, has launched its own in-house apprentice program in Australia to overcome the lack of skills in its core business areas. A specialist manufacturer of precision air cooling and power protection equipment for some of the country’s largest data centres and computer rooms, Emerson has decided to invest in its own structured training program for TAFE apprentices, and has taken on three new staff as part of the program. “It’s no secret that Australia is in the grip of a dire skills shortage, and this situation is particularly acute in our industry despite the best efforts of the school and TAFE systems,” says Christine Wilkie, Director, Human Resources, Emerson Network Power Australia. “Fortunately for us we have a strong relationship with some of the leading TAFEs in the country, such as Kingswood and North Sydney in New South Wales, from which our new apprentices have been recruited.” “The four-year Apprentice Training Program was developed from the ground-up with the objective of producing field-qualified service engineers,” says Ben Graham, NSW/ACT Service Manager, Emerson Network Power Australia. “It covers every aspect of a qualified Emerson engineer’s skills set, from basic corporate induction into the ‘Emerson Family’, to supervised and unsupervised equipment repairs and maintenance, troubleshooting and installation.” Emerson apprentices are required to spend four out of five weekdays at work, either in our national training facility for one-on-one tuition from Emerson engineers, in Emerson’s production facilities and R&D labs in Sydney, or onsite with Emerson Service Technicians or sub-contractors. This approach ensures that each Apprentice gains exposure to all facets of their chosen trade within the shortest possible time. One day a week is spent studying theory at TAFE, with the apprentice’s tuition fees fully reimbursed by Emerson on condition that they pass their course curricula. “We’ve made a direct and sizeable investment in this program because we feel it’s the best way to grow our skills base and prepare the company for future growth in a highly competitive market,” adds Wilkie. “The program is designed to avoid the pitfalls of outsourced apprenticeships, where students end up spending three years holding ladders and carrying their instructors’ tools. This is real-world, customer-facing tuition at the coalface, and something that we hope will set the standard for on-the-job training in our industry.” Emerson’s Apprentice Training Program is currently running in New South Wales, Queensland and Victoria. For more information, please contact Christine Wilkie on 02 9914 2983. About Emerson Network Power Emerson Network Power, a business of Emerson (NYSE:EMR), is the global leader in enabling Business-Critical Continuity™. The company is the trusted source for adaptive and ultra-reliable solutions that enable and protect its customers` business-critical technology infrastructures. Backed by the largest global services organization in the industry, Emerson Network Power offers a full range of innovative power, precision cooling and connectivity products and services for computer, communications, healthcare and industrial systems. Key product brands within the Emerson Network Power family include Liebert, ASCO, Astec, and Lorain. The Liebert Adaptive Architecture creates power, cooling and monitoring platforms for IT systems that combine high reliability and flexibility while delivering the lowest total cost of ownership. For more information on Liebert visit www.Liebert.com. For more information on the full spectrum of enterprise-wide solutions from Emerson Network Power, visit About Emerson Emerson (NYSE: EMR), based in St. Louis, is a global leader in bringing technology and engineering together to provide innovative solutions to customers through its network power, process management, industrial automation, climate technologies, and appliance and tools businesses. Sales in fiscal 2007 were $22.6 billion. For more information, visit www.emerson.com.