Oracle, Emerson Partner on New Data Center Platform
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SAN FRANCISCO -- Emerson Network Power, which is developing a new data center control package called Trellis, revealed Oct. 3 at Oracle OpenWorld 2011 that its base platform will be Oracle Fusion Middleware.
Trellis, expected to become available early in 2012, is an open architecture-based data center infrastructure management (DCIM) package with real-time event-analysis capabilities across all physical and logical systems in the data center, Emerson said. It is being tested on a selected-customer basis at this time.
By providing detailed insight into data centers--including their power distribution, backup generators and cooling systems--Trellis can enable better decision making for IT managers in order to increase data center efficiency and storage capacity, Steve Hassell, president of Emerson Network Power's Avocent software business, told eWEEK.
Trellis is the result of Emerson Network Power's work in data center systems, software and services and Oracle Fusion Middleware's Application Integration Architecture and components, Hassell said.
Oracle's Java-based Fusion Middleware enables the open-source Java runtime to power the many applications and systems managed by the Trellis platform. It also provides the necessary scalability to handle the huge amounts of data that must be consolidated and analyzed to provide real-time visibility and control, Hassell said.
"The challenge data center managers face is that current-generation systems do not have the ability to understand what is happening in the complex critical infrastructure and why," Hassell said. "Our experience in servers, power, cooling, infrastructure management software, combined with the power of Oracle Fusion Middleware, has enabled us to create what we think is a game-changing data center management platform."
Emerson Network Power, based in Columbus, Ohio, makes components for telecommunication networks, data centers, health care and industrial facilities. The global company also provides AC and DC power and precision cooling systems, embedded computing and power, integrated racks and enclosures, power switching and controls, infrastructure management, and connectivity.