Emerson Network Power Customer Trinity Information Services is Awarded AFCOM’s Data Center Manager of the Year Award
Implementing Emerson Network Power’s Avocent data center solutions enabled Trinity’s data center facility manager to decrease utility consumption and significantly reduce cost
– April 27, 2011 – Emerson Network Power, a business of Emerson (NYSE: EMR) and the global
leader in enabling Business-Critical Continuity™, today announced that Tom
Roberts of Trinity Information Services has been
awarded the 2011 AFCOM Data Center Manager of the Year award. Recognized for outstanding leadership and excellence in the field of
data center management, Roberts was selected based on his implementation of a
hot/cold aisle containment solution that resulted in a 10 percent decrease in
utility consumption, saving over $5,000 per month.
AFCOM's Data Center Manager of
the Year Award recognizes data center employees that embody innovation,
organization, versatility and ambition. Roberts was selected because he is an
effective leader, runs a highly efficient data center, works well under
pressure, possesses strong communication skills and keeps up-to-date on the
latest technologies in order to maintain his company's edge.
Tom Roberts' responsibilities
include the facility and infrastructure readiness of three corporate data
centers and 25 hospital-based computer centers for Trinity Information Services
in his 29 years with the company. He also handles capacity planning and asset
management for all the equipment located in the data and computer centers. His
current projects include evaluating the readiness of the hospital computer
centers for the continued rollout of common clinical, financial, and ERP
applications for all Trinity hospitals. He also makes short- and long-term
strategic plans for all of the data and computer centers, which will ultimately
involve consolidations and regionalization of the centers. Prior to working in
healthcare, Mr. Roberts worked as a master electrician in the electrical
construction field for 11 years. He has been president of the local Michigan
AFCOM chapter for seven years and a member of the Data Center Institute board
of directors for six years.
Emerson Network Power’s Avocent software provides Data Center
Infrastructure Management (DCIM), a discipline that ensures
the data center is managed holistically from a service perspective using
best-practice processes that span IT and facilities teams.
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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, infrastructure management, and connectivity. All solutions are supported globally by local Emerson Network Power service technicians. Aperture and Avocent solutions from Emerson Network Power simplify data center infrastructure management by maximizing computing capacity and lowering costs while enabling the data center to operate at peak performance. For more information, visit www.Aperture.com, www.Avocent.com or 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 through its network power, process management, industrial automation, climate technologies, and tools and storage businesses. Sales in fiscal 2010 were $21 billion. For more information, visit www.Emerson.com.