Emerson™ Network Power
Data Center Management Solutions
No manner of complexity should stand in the way of realizing your business objectives or obtaining greater agility. To that end, we’ve taken our industry-leading portfolio of hardware, software and firmware and created specialized solutions to help you deal with data center challenges in three distinct areas.
Each is built on products regarded for their open, modular and interoperable design.
Data Center Control and Manageability
Delivers secure, automated, real-time tracking and control of all your servers, embedded technologies, network equipment and power devices. Lets you manage change from any location, at any time of day or night, without regard to hardware type, operating system or network status.
Asset Identification and Management
Makes readily accessible and interpretable all asset data. Presents it all through a browser-based, single-user interface. Arms you with the insights needed to keep pace with any direction the organization pulls your physical IT infrastructure.
Branch Infrastructure Management
Enables BIOS-level access to and control over every networked device in your remote offices. From a centralized management console, you can make sure that all your IT responsibilities stay up and running 24/7.
Data Center Planning Solution
The Data Center Planning Solution gives you something that will truly make you feel like an IT superhero: Insight. Insight into how your equipment is being utilized, where it’s residing, how much power it’s using and what would happen if you changed something. With that kind of power at your fingertips, you’ll be able to reduce costs and manage rapid change with few resources, no matter how complex your infrastructure is.
Really understand what you have.
From weight and space to operating systems and software, the Data Center Planning Solution can give you the knowledge you need to make the wisest decisions about your environment.
Dynamically Monitor - See environmental characteristics such as heat, cooling and power.
Identify and Locate Assets - Search for assets by type, domain name, IP address, etc. by providing the physical location and other basic information.
Import Data - Import existing data center information to fully leverage what you’ve already recorded.
Manage Devices - Interact with physical and virtual devices and effect change from a central, secure console. Remotely diagnose, modify and manage devices regardless of health or status of the OS or network connection.
Really understand what you consume.
There’s no getting around it: Power usage is a major consideration for how you operate. The solution lets you monitor power consumption and load capacity at multiple levels. Real-time data and historical reporting can be stored and viewed to help managers better understand how power is being used and how much still remains available.
Really understand what you can do.
The solution creates a sandbox-like design environment, where you can create "what-if" scenarios that change real-time as you rework them.
Visual Modeling - Graphically see data center(s), racks and individual IT elements within the rack. Includes detailed visual information to aid in day-to-day operations.
Planning and Design - Let your imagination loose. Create multiple scenarios to help you understand the impact of change or additions. See changes to power, heat, cooling, etc. as you move things around.
Equipment Library - The specs of more than 250,000 distinct devices are at the ready for you to tap for planning and design. Size, weight, views, power usage and BTU output and much more.
Control and Manageability Solution
The Control and Manageability Solution delivers secure, automated, real-time tracking and control of all your servers, embedded technologies, network equipment and power devices. This gives your IT staff what it needs to simply manage change from any location, at any time of day or night, without regard to hardware type, operating system or network status.
A powerful platform for powerful administration.
This comprehensive solution can deliver rapid return on investment, increased agility and greater security. Created from our large portfolio of proven, industry-leading hardware, software and embedded technologies, it's designed to address three areas of top importance:
Centralized Management - Take command of all your IT assets from a single screen
Single-rack view of all computer systems, servers, serial-based devices and power distribution products, no matter the vendor or operating system
Hub-and-spoke architecture means failover protection you can count on
Power Management - Tame the hungry beast, enable more green initiatives
Monitor energy consumption, costs and trends across all levels within the data center and remote locations
Rack Management - Control access, power and usage across the rack, top to bottom
In- and out-of-band access enables remote control of devices no matter the state of the component or operating system
Power usage and security levels can be monitored and instantly changed remotely
Specialized modeling tools for creating multiple, virtual data center scenarios, complete with usage statistics for better capacity planning
Asset Management Solution
The Asset Management Solution gives you the insights needed to keep pace with any direction the organization pulls your physical IT infrastructure. By making readily accessible and interpretable all of your asset data, presented through an extensive, browser-based interface, you and your staff can make informed decisions, plan more effectively and efficiently execute and report on critical activity.
The power to know, manage and plan asset utilization—from a server on a data center rack to a PC on a desk in accounting.
Built from a natural pairing of two highly-regarded tools, this comprehensive IT infrastructure asset management solution is ready to help you:
KNOW – With the authority you need to command all your assets
Enables discovery, validation, reconciliation and aggregation of data from multiple heterogeneous sources into a central asset repository
Quickly assess the “state of IT,” with information such as power and HVAC utilization
MANAGE – With the facts you need to reduce risk
Proactively manage compliance with tracking of operational, financial and contractual aspects of each IT asset
Actually see how an asset is working (or not) and see whatever is being displayed by currently running programs
PLAN – With the foresight you need to visualize “what if”
Keep track of and manage relationships between assets and dependent data, including the transition between lifecycle stages
Virtually move and alter data center layouts from the floor to the rack to the individual component, then see what effects those changes have
Branch Infrastructure Solution
The Branch Infrastructure Solution gives you the tools needed to handle even the most distributed mishmash of IT components. The most spread thin IT staff resources. And the most demanding service-level expectations of your organization.
Far and away the most efficient solution for managing far away devices.
We can provide remote, BIOS-level access to and control over nearly every networked device in your remote offices.
See it all from a single monitor – No need for an IT guru at each and every branch. The centralized management dashboard not only gives you greater command over remote devices, but also extends the reach of a few experts consolidated in one location.
Fix things in your pajamas – Powerful software plus IP connectivity to appliances enable you to remotely troubleshoot, reboot, even power-cycle servers or serial-based network devices from a single console.
Stay calm, even when things are offline or crashed – Out-of-band connectivity lets you get into and repair local and remote components, even when connections are lost or devices are down.
Keep a tighter rein on security – Minimize risk even thousands of miles away by applying corporate security access policies to all your remote devices.
Plan for change or growth. Virtually – Virtual planning capabilities let you see in real time how changes and adjustments will affect your data centers.
Power Management Solution
The Power Management Solution provides you with the tools you need to monitor energy consumption, costs and trends across all levels within the data center and remote locations.
Why is power management important? A hint: It’s green.
And that's not just the color of money, although that is important. Responsible power consumption in the data center is just one of the ways an organization can give back to its constituents and customers. The savings can be passed along, as well as the positive impact on the environment. It's a win-win situation. Here’s how organizations like yours are using the Power Management Solution to realize greater efficiencies in the data center:
Monitor Usage – Individual assets to company-wide. Power consumption can be monitored and reported at any level of granularity needed, from individual PDUs and racks to rows of racks, the data center, even the entire company.
Control Power Remotely – Manage from anywhere, anytime. Out-of-band, remote management for all power-controlled devices, select 3rd party PDUs and power management of IPMI- enabled servers.
Control Capacity – Use power more efficiently. Real-time and historical data give you insight into how to best set thresholds and alerts, plus plan for growth.
Pinpoint Problem Areas – Get tighter command over the power guzzlers. By identifying the highest users of power, from the rack to the center to the company, you can calculate and compare expenses by area and trend.
Chargeback Power Costs – Make power a tangible part of budget considerations. With detailed monitoring down to the individual outlet and device, you can understand how many data center resources a particular department is using and what percentage of the total power they should be responsible for funding.
Optimize Uptime – Ensure service levels are maintained. It could be as simple as automatically disabling unused outlets on a power strip to control usage on a rack. Or as detailed as setting power thresholds on racks and centers that produce online notifications for management reaction.
Network Infrastructure Management Solution
The Network Infrastructure Management Solution delivers unmatched serial console and remote access to multiple system consoles. No matter how spread out your WAN is. No matter what all you have stuffed on it.
Dependable. Scalable. Secure. The other three words you should consider.
Functions and features that simply make sense – Your job is complex enough as it is. That’s why the technology is designed to make your work a bit easier with features such as:
Linux® operating system – Hardened and proven for optimal performance and stability
Configurable serial pin-out capabilities – No need for crossover serial adapters for Sun™ or Cisco®
Integrated Systems Management keeps you in command – The technology provides BIOS-level, consolidated access to and control over nearly every networked device in your local and remote offices. Management features include:
Auto Discovery – Detect host name of connected targeted devices for easier configuration and management of console servers
Data Logging – History of all local and remote messages sent out to the console port can be viewed or sent to syslog servers
Integrated Power Management – For viewing, configuring and managing power ports
Stay calm, even when things are off-line or crashed – Secure, out-of-band connectivity is at the ready and lets you get into and repair local and remote components, even when connections are lost or devices are down.
Dual Gigabit Ethernet Ports – For redundant connectivity
Two 32-bit Card Bus Slots – For alternate connectivity options
Optional Internal Modem – For secure dial-up for out-of-band access
Be secure in knowing your networks are safe – With all your network’s moving parts, it’s vital to maintain the strictest of access and security.
Pre-Defined Access Levels – For every appliance and by individual user
Authentication Capabilities – With failover options including RADIUS, LDAP, Active Directory, TACACS+, Kerberos and NIS protocols
Data Buffering/Logging – Advanced auditing and tracking of management activity to help you stay compliant with government and state mandates such as Sarbanes-Oxley, GLBA and HIPAA.
Digital Signage Solution
The Digital Signage Solution is designed to quickly and easily provide transmission of live and recorded HD video and audio to multiple displays such as plasma, LCD and kiosk stations.
Great for those sold on this hot marketing trend – It’s exactly what advertisers need to launch high-impact video where the consumers gather: the mall, airports, restaurants, gas stations, event centers, theaters or other venues.
A smart way to reach large groups – Conventions, road shows, multiple classrooms, boardrooms or anywhere you need to reach a large audience with many monitors.
Picture-perfect, no matter your application – Whether retail, institutional or way-finding, the solution provides a rapid and cost-effective means to deploy and operate your signage network.
It’ll look like you have a dedicated source at each display.
You may have hit just one “play” button, but each and every output will look like it’s receiving a signal from its own HD player. At the core of this are breakthrough extender products which are able to provide:
Wired Connectivity – Handles wired (over IP) operation, including distribution of both HD and SD video signals from a single transmitter.
Digital and Analog – Supports a wide range of RGB, DVI-A, DVI-D, HDMI, VGA and component source and display devices. Even converts analog to digital as needed to match dissimilar devices.
Control Room Solution
The Control Room Solution is designed for desktop administrators who need to physically separate the computer from the user without adversely affecting worker productivity. Deployed over your LAN, it offers point-to-point, IP-routable extension at gigabit Ethernet rates. It also supports a comprehensive range of peripherals including DVI-1 video, CD audio, USB mass storage, keyboard and mouse and other USB devices.
Now you can physically separate workers from computers (without them feeling like it).
Whether you need to offer greater flexibility in multiple processor access, get tighter control over your various IT components or simply answer a need to centralize all your hardware in one place, the Control Room Solution is at the ready.
No Distance Limitation – Since the solution is built on TCP/IP over the LAN, even the highest quality video experience is not affected by distance.
Improved Access to Best Computing Power – Users with the highest computing needs can be reallocated to the latest machines thereby ensuring that they gain from the newest hardware performance in high-powered applications.
AV Quality Maintained – CD-quality audio is transported from the computer to the user with no loss in quality. Able to extend 1920 x1200 DVI.
USB Support – Allows standard USB keyboard and mouse peripherals to be extended from the computer over the network to the remote user, without the use of any computer drivers or software.
Improved Security and Virus Controls – The computers are situated remotely from the user, so the computer hardware and the data stored is more secure. Plus, the introduction of virus-infected files is more difficult and eliminates dependence on adherence to software policies.
Standard Infrastructure – The solution uses all the existing desktop skills in the IT group and does not need new infrastructure, as is the case with Thin Client.