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Developed over two decades of successful data center and desktop innovation, our industry leading portfolio of software, hardware, and embedded technologies can solve whatever challenges face enterprise-level IT organizations, helping them control, plan, evolve, and secure their heterogeneous, multifaceted information technology infrastructure.

Our proven, award-wining solutions improve efficiencies, deliver greater agility and produce rapid ROI. They empower IT to progress beyond the role of business process sustainer to that of competitive differentiator. Highly available. Acutely responsive. Infinitely extendable.

Avocent has grown through product innovations, global expansion and strategic acquisitions. In 2001, Avocent acquired Equinox Systems; 2C Computing was acquired in 2002; and Soronti, Inc. in 2003. Crystal Link Technologies, OSA Technologies, Inc., and Sonic Mobility, Inc. were acquired in 2004. Cyclades Corporation and LANDesk Corporation were acquired in 2006.

Some of the world’s leading brands – such as Microsoft Corp., Intel, HP, Dell, IBM, Time Warner, Verizon, General Electric, Exxon Mobil, Disney, FedEx and Home Depot – depend on Avocent technology to help them simply manage mission critical physical resources, in the data center, remote branch location, and at end point devices.

Avocent has more than 1,800 employees. Sales, operations and R&D centers are located globally, with corporate headquarters in Huntsville, Alabama.

Effective December 11, 2009 Avocent Corporation became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Emerson Electric Co. and is no longer a publicly traded company

DCIM and the Trellis platform

29 Nov 2012

Jeremy Clute, Product Manager at Avocent talks about the Trellis platform and how he feels it stands apart from the DCIM crowd.

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The State of the Global Data Centers

24 Nov 2011

Quorrica interviewed 919 data Center managers all over the world and found that 20% of large organizations have no formal systems management capabilities. This is not good because they have no visibility to what is happening in their own data centers, which results in not being able to support the business.

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National Bank of Abu Dhabi (NBAD) Investing in Greater Data Center Performance and Control

26 Oct 2011

Ranked as one of the top 50 safest banks in the world and the best bank in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the National Bank of Abu Dhabi (NBAD) has more than 100 branches and more than 450 ATMs in the UAE. The NBAD overseas network stretches across Hong Kong, Oman, Kuwait, Bahrain, Jordan, Egypt, Sudan, France, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States.

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Best Practices in Power Management: From Desktop to Data Center

06 May 2010

Power management techniques for reducing IT energy consumption can provide significant opportunities for operational cost savings and other business value. A comprehensive solution, however, must include a variety of approaches to ensure maximum energy reduction effectiveness both on the desktop and in the data center.

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Emerson Network Power Introduces Industry’s First Five-in-One Design for Data Centre Infrastructure Management

07 Sep 2012

New models in Avocent® Universal Management Gateway product family enhance real-time data collection capabilities

Emerson Network Power, a business of Emerson (NYSE:EMR) and a global leader in maximising availability, capacity and efficiency of critical infrastructure, has introduced two new models in the Avocent® Universal Management Gateway family. Available globally, the Avocent Universal Management Gateway is a core component of Emerson’s data centre infrastructure management (DCIM) portfolio, combining KVM, serial console, rack PDU, embedded service processor and environmental management into a single appliance.

Posted on: 7th September 2012 at 12:00am

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Emerson Network Power Introduces Latest Release of Aperture(tm) Suite for Managing Data Centre Virtual

19 Mar 2012

Enhancements provide ability to identify the cost of virtual data centre processes and manage growth

Emerson Network Power, a business of Emerson (NYSE:EMR) and a global leader in maximising availability, capacity and efficiency of critical infrastructure, today introduced version 650 of its Aperture Suite, a collection of advanced software for data centre planning, management and performance optimisation. The new offering is the first data centre infrastructure management (DCIM) solution to provide tools to control data centre virtual sprawl.

Posted on: 19th March 2012 at 12:00am

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