Contact: Julie Russo
Emerson Network Power to Provide Infrastructure for State-of-the-Art,
Energy-Efficient Data Center Supporting Emerson’s Global Operations
Columbus, Ohio [September 3, 2008] – Emerson Network Power, a business of
Emerson (NYSE: EMR) and the global leader in enabling Business-Critical Continuity™,
today announced that construction has begun on an innovative data center at Emerson’s
corporate headquarters that will showcase a full suite of the leading, energy-efficient
technologies from Emerson Network Power. The 35,000-square-foot data center, set to
open next summer as a technology showcase center for current and potential
customers, will support the $22 billion company’s global network, including more than
250 worldwide manufacturing and engineering operations.
The new state-of-the-art facility will feature numerous Emerson Network Power products
from brands such as Aperture, ASCO, Knurr and Liebert interacting with technologies
from the world’s leading IT companies. Collectively, these technologies comprise a
highly available, reliable and concurrently maintainable physical infrastructure that can
be remotely managed. The data center will have three layers of redundancy, with dual
utility feeds, redundant UPS protection and onsite generators. Additionally, the data
center will be scalable, with redundant dual-bus power capacity starting at 1,350 kW
and ultimate UPS systems scalability up to 4,050 kW across dual paths. Cooling
capacity will be upwards of 300 W per square foot.
Based on the data center architecture and technology infrastructure, Emerson
anticipates receiving LEED Silver Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.
Emerson is one of the first companies to voluntarily participate in the process of earning
data center-based green credits in the core areas of energy efficiency, indoor
environmental quality, materials, resources selection, sustainable site development and
water savings.
Fox Architects, the project’s lead architect, estimates that the design will provide
Emerson an energy savings of 17.5 percent as compared to a traditional data center.
The energy-saving attributes include daylighting features, a reduced building footprint,
and one of the largest roof-top solar arrays used by a data center, which will provide 100
kW power to the IT load. As IT equipment is installed, Emerson will follow applicable
strategies recommended in Emerson Network Power’s Energy Logic to yield additional
energy savings.
Victor Lee, chief technology officer for Emerson Network Power, said, “This project gives
us a chance to show off how implementation of the strategies and technologies we
recommend to our customers can deliver best-in-class business continuity. For example,
our recipe for a dynamic critical infrastructure calls for technologies that are flexible,
reliable and operate at the lowest total cost of ownership. We’re eager to start sharing
the finished product with the world.”
The data center is part of a global data center consolidation effort at Emerson that will
integrate the operations of more than 100 data centers into four facilities. Many products
from several Emerson Network Power centers of expertise will be used, including:
AC Power
– Liebert FDC In the Row Power Distribution Cabinets with LDM branch circuit
– Liebert PPC 300kVA Power Distribution Units
– Liebert NXL UPS Systems, 750 kVA modules, including associated Battery System
and Alber Battery Monitoring System
– Liebert NX UPS and Battery System with integral Alber Battery Monitoring
Precision Cooling
– Liebert XD high-density cooling system
– Liebert DS Computer Room Air Conditioners and associated Liebert condensing
Infrastructure Management & Monitoring
– Aperture VISTA Infrastructure Management Software
– Liebert SiteScan Monitoring System
– Liebert Leak Detection System
Power Switching and Control
ASCO 7000 Series Generator Paralleling Control System (GPS) with Battery
Charging System
ASCO 5000A Main Utility Switchboards
ASCO 7000 Series Power Transfer Switches
Emerson Network Power System-Level Switchgear with Liebert UPS Controls and
Load Bus Synchronizer (LBS)
Racks and Integrated Cabinets
– Knurr Racks and Liebert Rack Power Distribution
Surge Protection
– Liebert TVSS Surge Suppression Technology
About Emerson Network Power
Emerson Network Power, a business of Emerson (NYSE:EMR), is the global leader in
enabling Business-Critical Continuity™ from grid to chip for telecommunication
networks, data centers, health care and industrial facilities. Emerson Network Power
provides innovative solutions and expertise in areas including AC and DC power and
precision cooling systems, embedded computing and power, integrated racks and
enclosures, power switching and controls, monitoring, and connectivity. All solutions are
supported globally by local Emerson Network Power service technicians. Learn more
about Emerson Network Power products and services at
About Emerson
Emerson (NYSE: EMR), based in St. Louis, Missouri, USA, is a global leader in bringing
technology and engineering together to provide innovative solutions to customers
through its network power, process management, industrial automation, climate
technologies, and appliance and tools businesses. Sales in fiscal 2007 were $22 billion.
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