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  • Dell, Emerson, HP and Intel Collaborate to Create Industry Standard That Will Improve Data Center Management, Analysis and Security

    New specification will help dramatically increase the productivity of system administrators

    SAN FRANCISCO [Sept. 4, 2014] – Technology industry leaders Dell, Emerson Network Power, HP and Intel today announced the creation of Redfish, a specification under development for data center and systems management that delivers comprehensive functionality, scalability and security. This is one of the most comprehensive specifications since the Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI) was launched in 1998.   
    Redfish uses a modern network interface style, allowing access to data using even simple, script-based programming methods. This solution will be designed to improve scalability and expand data access and analysis, help lower costs, and further enable feature-rich remote management while ensuring a secure solution that protects investment.

    The group collaborating on Redfish development is focused on ensuring the specification enhances interoperability across multiple server environments and significantly simplifies management, to allow administrators to speak one language and be more productive. Additionally, Redfish will enable access to massive amounts of information and efficiently translate the data into actionable insights for system monitoring and management.
    This effort leveraged the experience of this team in IT systems hardware, microprocessors and data center infrastructure management technologies.

    These organizations are working with industry standards bodies and associations to accelerate the development process, in anticipation of broad adoption of Redfish.  The specification will be submitted to the Distributed Management Task Force for consideration by the recently created Scalable Platform Management Forum, which has been chartered to publish a standard in this space. Once the specification is approved, it will be publicly available.

    More information about Redfish will be available at the Intel Developer Forum (IDF), Sept. 9-11, in San Francisco.  The industry is also invited to visit http://www.redfishspecification.org to learn more.

    About Dell
    Dell Inc. listens to customers and delivers innovative technology and services that give them the power to do more. For more information, visit www.dell.com.

    About Emerson
    Emerson (NYSE: EMR), based in St. Louis, Missouri (USA), is a global leader in bringing technology and engineering together to provide innovative solutions for customers in industrial, commercial, and consumer markets around the world. The company is comprised of five business segments: Process Management, Industrial Automation, Network Power, Climate Technologies, and Commercial & Residential Solutions. Sales in fiscal 2013 were $24.7 billion. For more information, visit Emerson.com.

    About Emerson Network Power
    Emerson Network Power, a business of Emerson (NYSE: EMR), delivers software, hardware and services that maximize availability, capacity and efficiency for data centers, healthcare and industrial facilities. A trusted industry leader in smart infrastructure technologies, Emerson Network Power provides innovative data center infrastructure management solutions that bridge the gap between IT and facility management and deliver efficiency and uncompromised availability regardless of capacity demands. Our solutions are supported globally by local Emerson Network Power service technicians. Learn more about Emerson Network Power products and services at www.EmersonNetworkPower.com.

     About HP 
    HP creates new possibilities for technology to have a meaningful impact on people, businesses, governments and society.  With the broadest technology portfolio spanning printing, personal systems, software, services and IT infrastructure, HP delivers solutions for customers’ most complex challenges in every region of the world.  More information about HP (NYSE: HPQ) is available at http://www.hp.com.

    About Intel
    Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) is a world leader in computing innovation. The company designs and builds the essential technologies that serve as the foundation for the world’s computing devices. As a leader in corporate responsibility and sustainability, Intel also manufactures the world’s first commercially available “conflict-free” microprocessors.