Emerson Network Power Selects GoAhead embeddedMIND for Platform Management Across Major Product Lines

Growing Strategic Partnership extended to GoAhead’s Configuration Management Solution

Bellevue, Wash. — February 9, 2011 — GoAhead Software and Emerson Network Power, a business of Emerson and the global leader in enabling Business-Critical Continuity™, today announced that they have expanded their successful partnership with the selection of the GoAhead embeddedMIND configuration management solution for base platform management of future Emerson Network Power embedded computing products.

The choice by Emerson Network Power of embeddedMIND for future ATCA, CompactPCI, VME, and embedded motherboard products builds on the existing relationship focused on the GoAhead OpenSAFfire High Availability solution. The use of embeddedMIND as a common management platform will enable the Embedded Computing business of Emerson Network Power to easily address a wide range of customer scenarios with a single cost-effective solution.

“Using the embeddedMIND software will help to extend the market leadership of Emerson Network Power by giving our OEM customers new solutions that further reduce development costs and risks,” said Dave Maggart, product marketing director, Embedded Computing, Emerson Network Power. “Expanding our partnership to include the embeddedMIND software will strengthen our relationship in the core telecommunications markets and as importantly take our partnership into new market segments. We are looking forward to giving our customers solutions based on embeddedMIND that enhance their ease of use and application portability.”

GoAhead’s embeddedMIND has gained significant momentum in recent months as the company’s partners and customers have discovered its considerable benefits. “We are pleased with the selection of embeddedMIND by Emerson Network Power,” said Bill Yaman, GoAhead’s Senior Vice-President of Sales and Marketing. “It is very gratifying for GoAhead to have an industry leader and long-time partner make this decision. The rate of change in our industry has accelerated dramatically in the last year, and the Emerson Network Power team continues to innovate in this dynamic environment.”

About GoAhead Software
GoAhead Software is the worldwide leader in commercial off-the-shelf solutions for equipment manufacturers who recognize that scarce development resources should be allocated to building applications and not infrastructure. Our software platform includes high availability middleware to ensure 99.999% availability of applications as well as a management infrastructure for networked devices that require multiple management interfaces. GoAhead's leadership and commitment to Service Availability Forum standards prevent vendor lock-in and ensures application portability across different hardware and software platforms. Proven in over 65,000 deployments, GoAhead is helping industry leaders such as Motorola, Alcatel-Lucent, Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman reduce development costs and accelerate time to delivery. For more information, visit www.goahead.com.

About Emerson Network Power
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 connectivity. All solutions are supported globally by local Emerson Network Power service technicians. For more information on Emerson Network Power’s embedded computing products and services, including ATCA®, COM Express®, CompactPCI®, embedded motherboards, MicroTCA® and VMEbus for original equipment manufacturers and systems integrators in the telecommunications, industrial automation, aerospace/defense and medical markets, visit http://www.EmersonNetworkPower.com/EmbeddedComputing. Learn more about Emerson Network Power products and services at www.EmersonNetworkPower.com.

Business-Critical Continuity, Emerson Network Power and the Emerson Network Power logo are trademarks and service marks of Emerson Electric Co. PICMG, AdvancedTCA, ATCA, COM Express, CompactPCI and MicroTCA are registered trademarks of the PCI Industrial Computer Manufacturers Group. All other product or service names are the property of their respective owners.

Contact Information

Embedded Computing, Emerson Network Power

2900 South Diablo Way, Suite 190
Tempe, AZ, 85282-3222

tele: +1 800 759 1107
toll-free: +1 602 438 5720

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