SOURCE: telx

Telx

January 26, 2010 09:00 ET

Telx Optimizes Network Performance Across 1,200 Facility Installations and 28,000 Connections With Emerson's Data Center Configuration Management Software

Company Becomes First Colocation Provider to Leverage Highly Scalable Software Platform for Improved Data Center Environmental Visibility, Enhanced Customer Experience Through Best-in-Class Management Solution

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - January 26, 2010) -


Key Highlights:

--  Aperture VISTA 600 Data Center Configuration Management software from
    Emerson Network Power provides unprecedented data center element management
    visibility and configuration capabilities.
--  Telx deployment of Aperture VISTA features began in December 2009 to
    better optimize its colocation facilities' key efficiencies: equipment,
    space, power, cooling and connectivity.
--  The partnership makes Telx the first colocation provider in the
    United States to feature this granular level of element visibility and
    management, giving colocation and data center customers the competitive
    edge to more accurately forecast, plan and manage networks.
    

Telx, one of the largest domestic interconnection and colocation data center operators, announced today it has selected Aperture VISTA 600 software from Emerson Network Power, a business of Emerson and the global leader in enabling Business-Critical Continuity™, to enhance the management of the physical infrastructure of its colocation facilities and enterprise data centers. Using Aperture VISTA, Telx will be able to more accurately provide its colocation and data center customers with the ability to forecast, plan and manage their critical network element requirements. The platform will also allow for highly efficient connectivity provisioning capabilities for Telx customers' growing demands for low-latency business solutions.

Telx will leverage Aperture VISTA to make best-practice decisions related to infrastructure management, enabling improved capacity planning for more than 750 leading telecommunications carriers, ISPs, content providers and enterprises currently communicating throughout its 15 North American facilities. In addition, enhanced visibility and advanced impact analysis will help customers avoid under- or over-provisioning resources, improving energy efficiency and reducing risks associated with network changes.

"At Telx, we're continuously implementing innovative tools and capabilities across our facilities that enable our customers to build the best possible communication solutions for their businesses," said Eric Shepcaro, CEO of Telx. "Aperture Configuration Management is a powerful software tool that will help us provide real-time information and analysis our customers need to better optimize efficiency, plan and manage capacities and improve network availability. This solution will give our customers a competitive edge as they expand their data centers in 2010."

Emerson Network Power's Aperture VISTA 600 Data Center Configuration Management provides a single source for information on the data center physical infrastructure, including equipment, space, power, cooling and port connectivity, to deliver complete current-state information on data center devices and the relationships between them.

"Integrating Emerson's Configuration Management capabilities into Telx's infrastructure management strategy will provide the visibility and insight needed to optimize the future requirements of their complex and ever-changing physical infrastructures," said Thomas Waun, president of Emerson's Aperture business. "We're proud to offer a solution that will help them to continue to improve the quality, reliability and cost effectiveness of their infrastructure planning, design, provisioning and analysis in some of the world's most advanced data center locations."

Telx's customers are a single cross-connect away from a global ecosystem of networks, reducing costs and latency and allowing direct exchanges of information. Initial implementations of Aperture VISTA began in December 2009, with roll-outs to all of Telx's 15 data centers expected by the end of the first quarter of 2010. For more on Telx's colocation services, visit http://www.telx.com/?q=products_services/colocation_services.

About Emerson Network Power

Aperture software from Emerson Network Power is used to manage the physical infrastructure of data centers, reduce operational risk and improve efficiency through the planning and management of data center resources and real-time monitoring of the environment. Emerson Network Power, a business of Emerson, 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 monitoring, and connectivity. All solutions are supported globally by local Emerson Network Power service technicians. For more information, visit www.Aperture.com. Learn more about Emerson Network Power products and services at www.EmersonNetworkPower.com.

About Emerson

Emerson, based in St. Louis, Missouri (USA), 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. Emerson's sales in fiscal 2009 were $20.9 billion. The company is ranked 94th on the Fortune 500 list of America's largest companies. For more information, visit www.Emerson.com.

About Telx

Telx is a world-class leader in providing interconnectivity solutions through their network-neutral and network-rich colocation facilities. With 15 facilities in North America, Telx offers cost effective networking solutions for customers to seamlessly access diverse global networks and exchange information in a secure and reliable environment. More than 750 leading telecommunications carriers, ISPs, content providers and enterprises rely on Telx's world-class team to support their mission-critical global infrastructure needs and to create a global connectivity marketplace to dramatically expand their business growth opportunities. Telx is a privately held company headquartered in New York City with four facilities in the New York Metro area, two facilities in Chicago, two facilities in Dallas, three facilities in California, (Los Angeles, San Francisco, Santa Clara) and facilities in Atlanta, Miami, Phoenix and Charlotte, N.C. For more information about Telx, visit www.telx.com.

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