Overview

History

Combining the entrepreneurial spirit of a startup with the resources and reach of an established leader.

With a deep history of industry-changing solutions and a well-earned reputation for innovation, Vertiv and its partners continue to raise the bar in the areas of power, cooling, access and control, monitoring, and manageability.

We offer the expertise you need, the reliability you demand, and the resources only a global partner can provide. It’s allowed us to help lead the way in the evolution of technology from the mainframe to the cloud, as well as its expansion into every area of business.

But we didn’t become an industry leader overnight. In fact, while our product roots stretch back to the beginning of the information age, our organization began to take shape in 2000 when Emerson brought its critical infrastructure technologies together under the Network Power umbrella. Originally comprised of the Asco and Liebert brands, Emerson Network Power immediately established itself as a leading provider of power, thermal management and monitoring solutions for critical technologies in data centers, telecommunication networks, healthcare and commercial and industrial facilities.

Emerson invested in this business throughout the 21st century, acquiring the outside plant and power business of Marconi in 2004 to expand its presence in the telecommunications industry; Knurr in 2006 to strengthen its offering of enclosure systems; Avocent in 2009 to add software and remote management capabilities; and Chloride in 2010 to extend its range of power solutions, particularly for industrial applications. Throughout this period, the business continually developed new critical infrastructure solutions that delivered higher reliability, increased efficiency and enhanced flexibility for critical technologies.

Most recently, Emerson Network Power has been a pioneer in data center infrastructure management (DCIM) and integrated infrastructure. The Trellis DCIM platform was the first to use real-time data to enhance data center management and has been recognized as a leader in every DCIM Magic Quadrant published by Gartner. Emerson Network Power was also the first to offer an integrated row-based infrastructure solution and has worked with leading data center developers on the first fully modular freestanding data centers.

Now, the full range of solutions provided by Emerson Network Power, as well as the people that stand behind them, are part of Vertiv. As Vertiv, we're building on the success of our past while expanding our capabilities and commitment to support our mission of designing, building and servicing mission-critical technologies that drive possibility.

 

TIMELINE

1985

Emerson acquires ASCO, which provides the power transfer switches critical to high-availability power systems.

1987

Emerson acquires Liebert Corporation, a pioneer in thermal management and power protection for information technology systems.

2000

Emerson forms the Network Power business to integrate its critical infrastructure technologies under one brand.

2001

Emerson Network Power increases its presence in Asia through the purchase of Avansys, China's leading network power provider, and by forming Emerson Network Power India.

2004

Emerson Network Power acquires the outside plant and power system business of Marconi, expanding its solutions for the telecommunications industry.

2006

Emerson Network Power acquires Germany-based Knürr AG, a leading provider of enclosure systems.

2007

Emerson Network Power introduces Energy Logic, a comprehensive 10-step process for reducing data center energy consumption.

2009

Emerson Network Power acquires Avocent, a leading provider of service processor management and data center management software and KVM solutions.

2010

Emerson Network Power introduces the NetSure™ DC UPS, the first integrated, row-based DC UPS designed for the data center market.

2010

Emerson Network Power acquires Chloride, an innovative UPS manufacturer with a strong European presence and power solutions that can be customized for industrial applications.

2011

Emerson Network Power launches the Liebert® DSE precision cooling unit with integrated economization, enhancing the ability of data centers to use free cooling.

2012

Emerson Network Power launches the Trellis platform, its real-time data center infrastructure management solution.

Emerson Network Power introduces the Smart Solutions family of modular, integrated infrastructure solutions.

2014

Emerson Network Power introduces the Liebert eXL, a high-efficiency large data center UPS with integrated communication and management capabilities.

Emerson Network Power helps Facebook support its rapid deployment data center (RDDC) technique through a fully modular approach to data center construction.

Emerson Network Power partners with other leading technology manufacturers to create Redfish, an open, scalable specification for out-of-band server management.

2016

Vertiv launches as a standalone business.