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Emerson and IBM Combine Software Capabilities

Emerson Network Power has announced that it will combine the capabilities of its TrellisTM platform with IBM IT service management (ITSM) software to significantly optimize the management of data center resources.  This integrated data center infrastructure management (DCIM) solution will deliver increased energy and operational efficiency and improved IT service delivery.

DCIM is an essential component for businesses that have high quality of service demands for information technologies and need to scale quickly.  An estimated $450 million market today, DCIM is expected to grow to $1.7 billion by 2016, according to industry analyst firm Gartner.

Emerson customer Brocade is one of many IT-intensive businesses struggling to solve growth-related infrastructure challenges.  The company recognizes the value of combining DCIM and ITSM capabilities in providing information and metrics to support the strategic resource allocation and investment required to meet future needs.

Integrating IBM software with Emerson’s Trellis platform will provide real-time visibility from IT applications, through infrastructure components, and all the way to the power grid, enabling holistic management of the data center ecosystem.  This information can be used to improve energy efficiency and space and capacity utilization, enable rapid problem management and resource provisioning, and improve operational efficiency, all of which reduce the risk of downtime and enhance the delivery of IT services.

The combined capabilities of Emerson’s Trellis platform and IBM software will also enable data center managers to understand the true costs of running an application with metrics like watts per workload, calculate its resource demands in real-time, and dynamically provision physical and logical resources to support the application efficiently and cost-effectively.

As part of this collaboration, IBM will resell the Emerson Trellis platform as its DCIM solution.  Details of the Trellis platform integration roadmap with IBM Tivoli software will be available in March at the IBM PULSE 2013 conference.

12-Feb-2013 06:01:16
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