Emerson Network Power announced that it is combining its Aperture and new Avocent businesses as a new division focused on helping data center customers better manage their infrastructure. This announcement follows the December news that Emerson had completed its Avocent acquisition. The new division is part of Emerson Network Power and is headquartered in Huntsville, AL. The unit combines Avocent’s management systems division, which offers access and control of the physical aspects of network devices and servers, with Aperture’s powerful infrastructure software for a robust portfolio of data center infrastructure management solutions. Emerson acquired Aperture in February 2008. President Stephen C. Hassell will lead the new division. He previously served as Emerson vice president and chief information officer (CIO) since 2004. The division will report to Emerson Group Vice President Bob Bauer.