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September 07, 2012

Emerson Network Power Adds New Capabilities to Avocent Universal Management Gateway Product Family

Emerson Network Power (News - Alert) has reputedly expanded the Avocent Universal Management Gateway family with the addition of two new models.

Emerson Network Power, a business of Emerson, is an expert in smart infrastructure technologies. The company delivers software, hardware and services that maximize availability, capacity and efficiency for data centers, healthcare and industrial facilities.

Emerson’s Avocent Universal Management Gateway (News - Alert) is a core component of Emerson’s data center infrastructure management (DCIM) portfolio. Combining KVM, serial console, rack PDU, embedded service processor and environmental management into a single appliance, these products help reduce the complexity of deploying various hardware systems for alerts, telemetry, environmental sensors, and device access and control. These features help the data centers achieve reduction in the cost and increase in the overall data center efficiency.

In a press release, the company announced that with the addition of two new models, namely, the Avocent (News - Alert) Universal Management Gateway 4000 and 6000, the solution is now capable to support the KVM and environmental sensors. It also expands support for serial consoles and embedded service processors. These models also significantly increase the amount of real-time data the appliance can collect (up to 10,000 data points per minute) to enable effective DCIM.

“When combined with DCIM software, this multi-functional device delivers comprehensive, real-time infrastructure management capabilities for the data center. And, because it supports access and control for all IT equipment across the data center, the Avocent Universal Management Gateway gives customers the option to use what fits their model and change equipment on the fly without having to worry about ripping and replacing appliances,”  president of the Avocent business of Emerson Network Power, Steve Hassell explained in a statement.

“The Avocent Universal Management Gateway gives us a multi-purpose appliance in our racks. Its integration with Avocent DSView Management Software enables remote access management and console management, as well as real-time data collection. It places at our fingertips the data we need to make more informed decisions in managing our infrastructure,” director of data center services at Duke University, Carl McMillon, noted in a statement.

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Edited by Brooke Neuman

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