St. Louis, MO (PRWEB) September 3, 2008
Emerson, the global leader in technology and engineering innovation, has begun construction on a state-of the-art, energy efficient data center at its St. Louis-based corporate headquarters. In addition to a host of cutting-edge energy saving features, the facility will also showcase a full suite of technologies from Emerson Network Power.
-- Emerson is building a new data center on its corporate campus in St. Louis to support the $22 billion company's global network, including more than 250 worldwide manufacturing and engineering operations.
-- The data center is part of a global consolidation effort at Emerson that will integrate the operations of more than 100 data centers into four facilities.
-- The 35,000-square-foot state-of-the-art data center will open next summer
-- Based on the data center's architecture and technology infrastructure, Emerson anticipates receiving LEED Silver Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council upon completion of the project.
-- The energy-saving features include day-lighting features, a reduced building footprint, and one of the largest roof-top solar arrays used by a data center, which will provide 100 kW of power.
-- As IT equipment is installed, Emerson will also follow applicable strategies recommended in Emerson Network Power's Energy Logic to yield additional energy savings.
-- Fox Architects, the project's lead architect, estimates that the facility's design will provide an energy savings of 17.5 percent as compared to a traditional data center.
-- The facility will serve as an Emerson Network Power technology showcase center for current and potential customers
-- It 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.
Quotes Attributable to Victor Lee, chief technology officer, Emerson Network Power:
-- "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."
-- "Our recipe for a dynamic critical infrastructure calls for technologies that are flexible, reliable and operate at the lowest total cost of ownership and we're eager to start sharing the finished product with the world."
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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 http://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 to customers through its network power, process management, industrial automation, climate technologies, and appliance and tools businesses. Sales in fiscal 2007 were $22 billion. For more information, visit http://www.Emerson.com.