EMC Qualifies Emerson ATCA-7150 x86 AdvancedTCA Server Blade

Emerson Network Power, a business of Emerson (NYSE:EMR) and the global leader in enabling Business-Critical Continuity[tm], announced that its ATCA-7150 x86 server blade has completed interoperability testing in EMC Corporation’s (NYSE: EMC) prestigious E-Lab[tm]. The blade is featured in Emerson Network Power’s CentellisTM 4100, the first AdvancedTCA® (ATCA®) system to become a qualified configuration for use with the EMC® CLARiiON® CX3 and AX4 series of networked storage systems and software. As a result of this qualification, Emerson Network Power will be listed in the July update of EMC’s support matrix.

The EMC E-Lab conducts the industry’s most rigorous interoperability testing, spanning every major platform and operating system. In the process, EMC E-Lab creates a deep pool of knowledge about complete environments as well as about every individual component a company might use.

EMC’s testing of the ATCA-7150 blade marks the first time a traditional ATCA blade, which is typically supplied to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), has been qualified. The qualification enables AdvancedTCA adopters requiring scalable storage solutions to reduce risk, improve time to market and reduce the total cost of ownership by leveraging the benefits of pre-validated configurations with the additional benefit of joint support from EMC and Emerson Network Power. Qualified networked storage configurations include those with the high performance of fiber channel connectivity for higher bandwidth applications, such as databases and media storage for IPTV systems.

“Customers in the global telecommunications market require the highest levels of reliability, availability, security and performance as they deploy more advanced information infrastructures to support a wide range of new applications,” said Paul Brown, EMC vice president, integration and interoperability. “EMC’s leading CLARiiON networked storage systems and software have been a mainstay in network data centers. The EMC E-Lab conducts the most rigorous interoperability testing in the industry and qualification of the Emerson Network Power ATCA-7150 server blade will help enable our mutual customers to deploy the next generation of solutions with confidence.”

“Attaining interoperability qualification from the leading information infrastructure provider is a major achievement,” said Jorge Magalhaes, vice president of marketing for the Embedded Computing business of Emerson Network Power. “We chose to undertake this effort with EMC because they have a proven track record of significantly reducing customer risk by providing superior support for every product that has received their highly regarded storage qualification status.

“In addition, this is the first time a traditional building block supplier in the embedded computing market has had an ATCA board qualified by EMC,” continued Magalhaes. “We believe this will strengthen our ATCA leadership position and significantly enhance our ability to provide industry leading ATCA solutions for a broader set of applications.”

Emerson Network Power and EMC will be demonstrating interoperability with the CLARiiON AX4 at NXTcomm 2008 (booth # SU 8716), from June 16-19, 2008 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nev. Both CLARiiON AX and CX series storage arrays are available in NEBS certified DC-powered configurations, and offer seamless scalability within the product range. Emerson Network Power will also showcase its line-up of market-leading AdvancedTCA, MicroTCATM and AdvancedMCTM products during the event.

About Emerson Network Power
Emerson Network Power, a business of Emerson (NYSE:EMR), is the global leader in enabling Business-Critical Continuity[tm] 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. For more information on Emerson Network Power’s embedded computing products and services including ATCA®, MicroTCATM, CompactPCI, VMEbus and OpenSAF for original equipment manufacturers and systems integrators in the telecommunications, industrial automation, aerospace/defense and medical markets, visit www.emersonnetworkpower.com/embeddedcomputing.

About Emerson
Emerson (NYSE: EMR), based in St. Louis, 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. For more information, visit www.emerson.com.

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