Vendor Profile: Emerson Network Power - The Trellis Platform

Bill Kleyman

May 28, 2015

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Based out of Huntsville, AL, Emerson Network Power has been a long-term player in this market with more than 20 years of experience designing and implementing DCIM software for global clients.

Today, its flagship DCIM product, the Trellis™ Platform, is now in its third version. The Trellis Platform was built from the ground up, not an amalgam of other existing products. It is completely scalable and modular and allows organizations to begin their DCIM journeys at any stage appropriate for their business and scale up as necessary. Furthermore, Emerson Network Power utilizes its own design and manufacturing teams and has the resources and services to further develop the DCIM product for clients anywhere globally.

DCIM has been an evolving technology, and Emerson Network Power has been developing around this kind of platform for more than 20 years, including work at Aperture and Avocent before their acquisition by Emerson. Its Trellis Platform, developed and exclusively owned by Emerson Network Power, has been available to the market since May of 2010.

Emerson focuses on the direct alignment between data center solutions and business needs. The company leverages existing infrastructure deployments to create a DCIM platform that integrates direct data center intelligence. As a result, Emerson currently works with a variety of global clients spanning several industries. They include:

  • AT&T

  • Time Warner Cable

  • Harris County 911

  • Merck

  • UNUM

  • Vanderbilt University

  • Cambridge University

  • Fujitsu

  • Kingfisher

“There are a few fundamental drivers for virtually any decision related to the data center: availability, performance and efficiency, cost control, and speed,” said Steve Hassell, president of data center solutions at Emerson Network Power. “Whether considering a new data center, new equipment or simply revised operational practices, questions related to those drivers must be asked and answered. There is one technology that touches on all of those drivers, and that’s data center infrastructure management. DCIM can optimize data center performance and maximize resources and assets in ways that no other single solution can match. As an infrastructure provider with decades of experience in the data center, Emerson Network Power understands this better than anyone, and developed a solution—the Trellis Platform—that reflects that deep understanding.”

About the Author(s)

Bill Kleyman

Bill Kleyman has more than 15 years of experience in enterprise technology. He also enjoys writing, blogging, and educating colleagues about tech. His published and referenced work can be found on Data Center Knowledge, AFCOM, ITPro Today, InformationWeek, NetworkComputing, TechTarget, DarkReading, Forbes, CBS Interactive, Slashdot, and more.

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