IBM Partners with Emerson Network Power to Help Enterprise Data Centers

14 Aug

Emerson Network Power, a business of Emerson and the global leader in enabling Business-Critical Continuity™, announced that it is one of the companies collaborating with IBM to address the ever-changing requirements and needs of large enterprise data centers around the world.

IBM is strategically partnering with Emerson Network Power to give organizations the flexibility needed to meet unpredictable growth through a scalable, on-demand capacity approach that allows data center capabilities to be added when and where they are needed, while ensuring uninterruptible data center operations. As part of the collaboration, IBM is working with Emerson Network Power to integrate its Liebert power and precision cooling products and services with IBM’s Enterprise Modular Data Center (EMDC).

“Emerson Network Power is looking forward to further extending our relationship with IBM and providing efficient and flexible options for enterprise customers to meet business demand and IT growth while continuing to deliver high availability,” said Fred Stack, vice president of marketing for Liebert Precision Cooling at Emerson Network Power in North America. “Today’s data center managers are struggling to balance organizational pressure to deliver both efficiency and availability. As we look ahead to the next decade, it will be solutions such as IBM’s Enterprise Modular Data Center that enable organizations to maximize the value of their technology infrastructure at reduced costs and improved efficiency, without potentially risking IT performance.”

EMDC is a large data center design concept which uses pre-engineered design strategies allowing customers to meet unpredictable business and IT demands. By building to a design that allows customers to increase density and footprint as required, clients can scale their data centers when needed without disruption to existing operations.

“With the introduction of our Enterprise Modular Data Center, IBM continues to demonstrate our ability to drive greater advancements in energy efficiencies by making data centers more flexible in matching IT needs to capital and operating costs,” said Steven Sams, IBM vice president, Site and Facilities Services. “We are pleased that Emerson Network Power shares IBM’s vision that data centers can be constructed in a flexible way with the ability to scale on-demand and significantly reduce initial capital and operating costs.”

Emerson Network Power provides solutions for data center availability and efficiency across multiple centers of expertise, including: precision cooling, AC and DC power systems, integrated racks and enclosures, infrastructure management and embedded power. Together these solutions address the challenge of data center flexibility and efficiency from the utility grid to the computer chip and from data center design through operations and management.

Liebert technologies and services from Emerson Network Power that can be integrated into IBM’s EMDC include the following.

• Liebert NX and Liebert NXL UPS systems
• Liebert FPC and Liebert FDC power distribution units
• Liebert CW and Liebert DS precision cooling systems
• Liebert XD high density cooling solutions
• Emerson Network Power SmartAisle cold aisle containment system
• Liebert heat rejection systems
• Knurr racks and enclosures
• Liebert SiteScan Web centralized monitoring and control
• Liebert Nform infrastructure monitoring software.

For more information on technologies and services from Emerson Network Power, visit

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Posted by on August 14, 2010 in Emerson, IBM


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