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.
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
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.
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,
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
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.