IBM pairs with Emerson Network Power on portable modular data center offering

Dec. 9, 2009
The collaboration involves the integration of Emerson Network Power precision cooling and power products and services with IBM’s Portable Modular Data Center.

December 9, 2009 --Emerson Network Power, a business of Emerson (NYSE: EMR) announced that it is one of the companies collaborating with IBM to meet the rising demand for energy efficient data center capacity.

IBM is strategically partnering with technology leaders such as Emerson Network Power to help customers expand their operations more efficiently through the use of modularized data centers. As part of the collaboration, IBM is working with Emerson Network Power to integrate its power and precision cooling products and services with IBM’s Portable Modular Data Center (PMDC).

“Emerson Network Power is excited about this opportunity to further extend our relationship with IBM and provide efficient and flexible options for customers to meet business demand and IT growth while continuing to deliver high availability,” says Fred Stack, vice president of marketing, Liebert precision cooling, Emerson Network Power. “Offerings such as IBM’s Portable Modular Data Center will help data center designers and managers scale an infrastructure quickly, reduce capital expenses and improve efficiency while upholding high availability and performance.”

“IBM is pleased to be working with Emerson Network Power to provide robust data center solutions that help clients increase availability and energy efficiency, as well as reduce operating costs,” adds Steven Sams, IBM vice president, Site and Facilities Services. “These types of partnerships allow IBM to produce a broader lineup of solutions to provide cost-effective and flexible data center alternatives for all sized companies requiring remote, mobile and temporary data center capacity.”

IBM says its PMDC provides a fully functional data center in a shipping container with a complete physical infrastructure including power and cooling systems and remote monitoring. The company says the system can be shipped and deployed into any environment, enabling clients to install a data center in any remote location or employ a temporary data center solution. It also can be used as a mobile solution for disaster recovery, disaster avoidance and other mobile needs. The modular offering has the ability to set up virtually anywhere, provided there is access to water, electricity and telecommunications.

Liebert technologies and services from Emerson Network Power that can be integrated into IBM’s Portable Modular Data Center include the following:

* Liebert NX and Liebert NXL UPS systems
* Liebert FPC and Liebert FDC power distribution units
* Liebert CW and Liebert DS precision cooling systems
* Liebert XD high density cooling solutions
* Liebert heat rejection systems
* Knurr racks and enclosures
* Liebert SiteScan Web centralized monitoring and control
* Liebert Nform infrastructure monitoring software.

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