Ongoing thought leadership and solutions contribute to the emerging Internet of Things (IoT)

Columbus, Ohio [December 14, 2016] – Vertiv, formerly Emerson Network Power, today announced that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Vertiv to its 2016 Internet of Things 50 list, which recognizes companies whose innovative offerings are helping connect objects, computing devices, infrastructure, data storage and data analytics to transform and improve the way we work and live.

Vertiv has been a leader in the development of technologies that enable IoT for data centers and edge of IT applications.

The Emerson Network Power Innovation Partnership Program, to become the Vertiv Partner Program in 2017, positions partners to capitalize on the growing data center and edge markets by delivering a complete set of infrastructure and software management solutions that work together to optimize utilization, availability and efficiency. Many of these critical power, thermal management, and data center infrastructure management (DCIM) solutions are IoT compatible.

"IoT enabled technology provides an opportunity for businesses to optimize their data centers to become more secure, available, flexible and visible," said Steve Hassell, president, data centers for Vertiv in North America, and a member of the IoT Community Advisory Board. "Our work with other industry leaders to develop an open communications specification, and the advances in our own technologies, will help businesses achieve these goals."

"The emerging Internet of Things market holds enormous creative potential, with the capacity to touch and streamline nearly every aspect of our daily lives," said Robert Faletra, CEO of The Channel Company. "CRN's Internet of Things 50 list celebrates vendors who are exploring this potential with utmost energy and ingenuity. On the very cutting edge of innovation, their offerings are poised to transform the way we live and work with an unprecedented level of interconnectivity. We congratulate each of these vendors on the vision and creativity that has earned them a spot on our 2016 list."

The Internet of Things 50 list is featured in the December issue of CRN and on at

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About Vertiv
Vertiv designs, builds and services critical infrastructure that enables vital applications for data centers, communication networks and commercial and industrial facilities. Formerly Emerson Network Power, Vertiv supports today's growing mobile and cloud computing markets with a portfolio of power, thermal and infrastructure management solutions including the ASCO®, Chloride®, Liebert®, NetSure™ and Trellis™ brands. Sales in fiscal 2016 were $4.4 billion. For more information, visit

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