Emerson Releases Network Power Data Center Efficiency Assessment

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The assessment uses industry benchmarks and best practices to identify opportunities to increase availability.

Emerson Network Power, a business of Emerson (NYSE:EMR) and a specialist in maximizing availability, capacity and efficiency of critical infrastructure, today introduced the Network Power Data Center Efficiency Assessment, an onsite infrastructure assessment designed to help enterprise companies identify, evaluate and resolve cooling and power vulnerabilities that could threaten data center performance and efficiency.

Offered in North America, the assessment uses industry benchmarks and best practices to identify opportunities to increase availability, reduce costs and unlock capacity, and provide prioritized and actionable recommendations. The assessment is aimed at data centers undergoing strategic projects such as virtualization, consolidation or blade implementations and for those that are capacity constrained, have experienced unplanned downtime or are experiencing IT equipment degradation due to excessive heat.

"The IT industry is in a constant state of change, and data center managers are regularly challenged to respond, while still finding ways to focus on availability, reliability and efficiency in their facility," said Omar McKee, director of marketing for Emerson Network Power’s Liebert Services business in North America. "This assessment service provides actionable data center improvement recommendations that deliver measurable results in efficiency and availability."

Designed for data centers with at least 2,000 square feet, the data center efficiency assessment uses best practices for the IT environment and tools such as Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) modeling to help eliminate hotspots; identify areas of over-cooling; and validate solutions to enhance a business’s data center’s cooling efficiency, identify ways to upgrade electrical and cooling equipment for greater efficiency, and measure Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) in the data center so businesses can establish an efficiency baseline and track performance. 

The assessment is also designed to help businesses plan for IT expansion and optimization while maintaining energy-efficient operations without compromising availability and justify investments in data center improvements with an Emerson Network Power return-on-investment analysis.

In addition, the assessment features a full on-site evaluation of electrical and mechanical systems, IT load analysis, temperature and airflow modeling, recommendations for improvements, PUE data, and payback calculations. Results are provided electronically or in a standard, bound report, and an Emerson Network Power associate delivers an in-person review of the results at the customer’s site.