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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

Huntsville, Ala – 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. 

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 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.