This multi-functional device enables integrated monitoring, access and control of data center IT and infrastructure operations.
The combination of the device with data center infrastructure management software helps deliver comprehensive, real-time IT and infrastructure management capabilities for the data center.
An integral part of Emerson's Trellis DCIM platform, the Avocent Universal Management Gateway (News - Alert) appliance serves as the real-time data processing hardware link between management software and the IT and facilities systems in the data center.
“The appliance will play a key role in our Trellis platform which will combine Emerson expertise in hardware, software and services to enable more effective and efficient data center management,” said Steve Hassell, president of the Avocent business of Emerson Network Power, in a release. “This device integrates capabilities delivered traditionally through multiple disparate IT and facilities devices into a single product that delivers dramatically enhanced functionality along with reduced space utilization.”
Officials said that the Avocent Universal Management Gateway appliance, available February 2012 processes and translates huge volumes of real-time data generated by data center systems enabling rapid, accurate problem identification, escalation and resolution.
Additionally, it also provides remote access and control of these systems, features that are central to the future of DCIM.
“More and more organizations are seeking to eliminate the inefficiencies created when IT and facilities systems are managed separately,” explained David Cappuccio, Vice President and Chief of Research -- Infrastructures, Gartner (News - Alert). “DCIM solutions that integrate IT and facilities systems into a single management platform will be essential to optimizing the performance of the data center in the future.”
In related news, Emerson Network Power has unveiled a new six-slot 40G Advanced Telecommunications Computing Architecture shelf, AXP640 , which is designed for use in both carrier-grade telecom equipment and high-availability network gear outside the telecom environment.