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Vertiv - History Timeline

A brief history of Vertiv, dating back to the late 1800s.

1985 - Emerson acquires ASCO, providing 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 increases its presence in Asia through the purchase of Avansys, China's leading network power provider.

2004 - Emerson acquires Marconi, expanding its solutions for the telecommunications industry.

2006 - Emerson acquires Germany-based Knürr AG,a leading provider of enclosure systems.

2007 - Emerson introduces Energy Logic, a comprehensive 10-step process for reducing data center energy consumption.

2009 - Emerson acquires Avocent, a leading provider of service processor management and data center management software and KVM solutions.

2010 - Emerson introduces the NetSure™ DC UPS, the first integrated, row-based DC UPS designed for the data center market. Emerson acquires Chloride, an innovative UPS manufacturer with a strong European presence.

2011 - Emerson launches the Liebert® DSE precision cooling unit with integrated economization.

2012 - Emerson launches the Trellis platform, its real-time data center infrastructure management solution & introduces the Smart Solutions family of modular, integrated infrastructure solutions.

2014 - Emerson introduces the Liebert eXL, a high-efficiency large data center UPS with integrated communication and management capabilities. Emerson helps Facebook support its rapid deployment data center (RDDC) technique through a fully modular approach to data center construction. Emerson 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.

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