Emerson Network Power has introduced the Avocent Universal Management Gateway, the first data center appliance that enables true real-time, integrated monitoring, access and control across IT and facilities systems in the data center. The Avocent Universal Management Gateway appliance is an integral part of the Trellis platform and serves as the real-time data processing hardware link between the management software and the IT and facilities systems in the data center.

When combined with data center infrastructure management software this multi-functional device delivers comprehensive real-time infrastructure management capabilities for the data center including the first and only solution in the industry for embedded service processor management across multiple heterogeneous server environments.\

Delivering unprecedented insight and control to data center professionals, the Trellis platform will enable smarter, faster decisions that maximize data center availability, efficiency, and capacity.

“As a premier sponsor of the 30th Annual Gartner Data Center Conference, Emerson is excited to showcase the Avocent Universal Management Gateway appliance along with the Avocent DSView 4 software upgrade at this leading industry event,” said Steve Hassell, president of the Avocent business of Emerson Network Power. “The Avocent Universal Management Gateway appliance combines the new, revolutionary Trellis platform designed to deliver real-time data collection and monitoring with our industry  leading IT infrastructure management technologies (KVM over IP, serial console, and service processor management)  to enable more effective and comprehensive data center infrastructure management. 

In addition to allowing customers to manage the embedded service processors from any brand of server in their datacenter without having to buy additional management software, this device also integrates capabilities delivered traditionally through multiple, disparate IT and facilities devices into a single 1U product with four times the functionality in 25 percent of the size enhancing data center resource and space utilization by as much as 50 percent.

Available February 2012, the Avocent Universal Management Gateway appliance, on display at the Gartner Data Center Conference (Booth H), is a powerful and scalable 1U device that can collect real-time data from thousands of devices and sensors across IT and facilities systems. The Avocent Universal Management Gateway appliance efficiently and intelligently stores, processes and translates the huge volumes of real-time data generated by these systems enabling rapid, accurate problem identification, escalation and resolution. The Avocent Universal Management Gateway appliance also provides remote access to and controls data center systems that are central to the future of DCIM.

“More and more organizations are seeking to eliminate the inefficiencies created when IT and facilities systems are managed separately,” explained David Cappuccio, vice president and chief of research – infrastructures, Gartner. “DCIM solutions that integrate IT and facilities systems into a single management platform will be essential to optimizing the performance of the data center in the future.”

Avocent DSView 4 Software, also introduced today, is the first data center infrastructure management software to use the Avocent Universal Management Gateway appliance to deliver 24/7 centralized data center management. This hardware and software combination enables data center administrators to remotely access, monitor and control target devices on multiple heterogeneous platforms across numerous locations. Avocent DSView 4 also offers new features including HyperV support, FIPS 140-2 support, and the addition of an open architecture database to allow administrators to design custom reports, and utilize third-party reporting systems.