New platform unifies IT and FM

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Data centre managers can have all the management capabilities they need in one solution and one location, eliminating duplicate processes and the need to link together disparate, proprietary systems.

The first four software applications in the Trellis platform have been made available globally by Emerson Network Power. Working with the previously released Avocent Universal Management Gateway, the Trellis software applications deliver real-time infrastructure optimisation that enables up to 70 percent improved operational efficiency and 25 percent improved energy efficiency, according to Emerson Network Power.
The company notes that these efficiencies can be realised because, for the first time, data centre managers have all the management capabilities they need in one solution and one location, eliminating duplicate processes and the need to link together disparate, proprietary systems before a complete picture of IT and facilities devices and performance can be gained.
The Trellis platform fully accounts for and builds a communications bridge between IT and facilities equipment, processes and operations. By providing real-time visibility into the entire data centre’s performance, rather than segmented parts, the platform enables smarter, faster decisions that maximise data centre availability, efficiency and capacity, Emerson Network Power states.
The company adds that because the intelligence-gathering appliance and software applications share the underlying platform, the applications build on one another, allowing capabilities to be added rapidly to adapt to change and prepare for the future.
The four Trellis software applications available are:

  • Trellis Inventory Manager, which provides the knowledge of where devices and equipment are located, the relationship between these components and what resources are being used
  • Trellis Site Manager, which reports the health of the infrastructure
  • Trellis Change Planner, which helps to ensure accurate and consistent information is used, and
  • Trellis Energy Insight, which calculates total energy consumption, electrical costs and power usage effectiveness/infrastructure efficiency value.

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