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Columbus, Ohio – With the data center at a critical stage in its evolution, Emerson Network Power, a business of Emerson (NYSE: EMR) and a global leader in maximizing availability, capacity and efficiency of critical infrastructure, today released a white paper that provides IT and data center managers with best practices for moving toward a holistic approach to data center management that rises above organizational, system-level silos while optimizing the interaction of people, process and technology to achieve true operational efficiency.
The white paper, titled “Integrating People, Process and Technology to Transform Data Center Operations and Performance,” takes a closer look at the constraints preventing organizations from optimizing data center performance and efficiency, and it provides a clear path for overcoming them through the better utilization of people, process and technology.
“As the world becomes more social, mobile and cloud-based, organizations looking to use technology to support and spur growth face a dual challenge of fixing the problems of the past while simultaneously preparing for the future,” said Peter Panfil, vice president of global power, Emerson Network Power. “No single technology, skill set or process change can remove all the constraints that prevent organizations from optimizing data center performance and efficiency. But when people, process and technology are addressed through a systematic review and evolution of data center management skills, processes and technology challenges of each can be effectively overcome.”
The Emerson Network Power white paper examines the factors contributing to an inefficient IT infrastructure that cannot respond quickly to change and is vulnerable to downtime. These factors include low operational efficiency, insufficient asset visibility, low resource utilization and inefficient change management. The paper also takes a look at the best practices and technologies employed to overcome these factors and help optimize data center performance and efficiency.
Lastly, the paper offers IT and data center managers clear steps to embark on a holistic approach that integrates people, process and technology. Steps include:
· Review existing data center processes, including planning, commissioning, deployment and service to identify opportunities for automation and areas where necessary data or skills are creating inefficiencies in light of new technologies now available.
· Analyze the skill set of the data center management team given future requirements to identify opportunities for collaboration and areas where internal skills need to be supplemented with new hires or outside resources.
· Review current infrastructure technologies and configurations for their ability to meet efficiency, availability and scalability goals.
· Ensure the foundation for effective management is in place in the form of an up-to-date visual model of the data center and centralized monitoring of infrastructure systems.
To download the white paper, or for more information about Liebert technologies and services from Emerson Network Power, visit www.Liebert.com.
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About Emerson Network Power
Emerson Network Power, a business of Emerson (NYSE:EMR), delivers software, hardware and services that maximize availability, capacity and efficiency for data centers, healthcare and industrial facilities. A trusted industry leader in smart infrastructure technologies, Emerson Network Power provides innovative data center infrastructure management solutions that bridge the gap between IT and facility management and deliver efficiency and uncompromised availability regardless of capacity demands. Our solutions are supported globally by local Emerson Network Power service technicians. Learn more about Emerson Network Power products and services at www.EmersonNetworkPower.com.
Emerson (NYSE: EMR), based in St. Louis, Missouri (USA), is a global leader in bringing technology and engineering together to provide innovative solutions for customers in industrial, commercial, and consumer markets around the world. The company is comprised of five business segments: Process Management, Industrial Automation, Network Power, Climate Technologies, and Commercial & Residential Solutions. Sales in fiscal 2012 were $24.4 billion. For more information, visit www.Emerson.com.