Date: November 27, 2006

Eaton Corporation Announces New Poweware BladeUPS™ Uninterruptible Power System for Data Center And IT Applications

PITTSBURGH, PA … Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation today announced the availability of the Powerware® BladeUPS™, the industry’s most energy efficient, rack-based uninterruptible power system (UPS) designed and optimized for today’s high-powered blade servers and high-density computing environments.

The Powerware BladeUPS is a new three-phase system that delivers industry-leading energy efficiency, scalability and flexibility, and reflects Eaton’s commitment to provide award-winning products that address the challenges of designing and managing high-density data centers. The Powerware BladeUPS is the latest product in Eaton’s series of Powerware-branded, rack-based solutions that also include enclosures and accessories, along with a complete line of remote monitoring and power-quality equipment.

“As data centers increasingly deploy high density, small form factor computing platforms such as blade server technology – power density, energy efficiency and cooling are becoming highly-critical requirements,” said Ed Komoski, vice president and general manager of Eaton’s Power Quality Systems Division. “The Powerware BladeUPS addresses the evolving requirements within the data center by delivering twice the backup power of competitive, modular solutions while dissipating only one-third of the heat. This innovative UPS also represents the first truly scalable three-phase system that fits into a standard 19-inch rack enclosure.”

The Powerware BladeUPS helps lower IT and facility managers’ energy costs while delivering the most scalable and flexible power protection architecture for data centers and IT environments. With 12kW in only a 6U form factor, the Powerware BladeUPS has twice the power density of any comparable product in the marketplace. The UPS features a scalable design for simple reconfiguration of power systems to meet changing demands in the data center.

The Powerware BladeUPS is ideal for accommodating new technologies like 1U, 2U and blade server deployments. Users can expand a Powerware BladeUPS implementation from 12kW to 60kW in a single 19-inch enclosure by plugging in additional parallel Powerware BladeUPS modules to create an N+1 redundant system. When configured as a system, the UPS modules behave as one with management and monitoring functionality delivered via a standard SNMP/Web connection.

“As utility rates continue to climb, it is critically important to produce the best efficiency possible. By using the Powerware BladeUPS over a five-year period, more than $30,000 may be realized in utility bill savings for a typical 60 kW data center that pays 10 cents per kWh. As data centers grow, savings also increase. For example, a one megawatt data center may realize a potential savings of nearly half a million dollars,” added Komoski.

As part of Eaton’s complete line of Powerware-branded, rack-based solutions, the company offers a diverse range of cabinet enclosures and accessories designed for network, telecom and server applications. The Powerware cabinets are ideal for high-density, space-constrained data centers and feature a welded frame design to deliver superior strength and rigidity, eliminating the need for horizontal or vertical stability members. Unlike other enclosures in the market, the entire Powerware enclosure has an open frame to facilitate optimal power and data cable management.

Powerware rack-based solutions also include a complete line of accessories including power distribution units made specifically for the enclosures. Most enclosure accessories, ranging from fans, shelves, cable management tools and blanking panels are tool free in order to reduce installation time and costs. Remote monitoring equipment is also available for continuously monitoring environmental conditions within the rack, providing an added level of security for critical assets.

For additional information on the Powerware BladeUPS and to download the product data sheet, visit www.powerware.com/bladeups. To learn more about Eaton’s complete line of Powerware products and service portfolio, visit our Web site at www.powerware.com.

Eaton’s electrical business is a global leader in electrical control, power distribution, and industrial automation products and services. Through advanced product development, world-class manufacturing methods, and global engineering services and support, Eaton’s electrical business provides customer-driven solutions under brand names such as Cutler-Hammer®, Powerware®, Durant®, Heinemann®, Holec® and MEM®, which globally serve the changing needs of the industrial, utility, light commercial, residential, and OEM markets. For more information, visit www.EatonElectrical.com.

Eaton Corporation is a diversified industrial manufacturer with 2005 sales of $11.1 billion. Eaton is a global leader in electrical systems and components for power quality, distribution and control; fluid power systems and services for industrial, mobile and aircraft equipment; intelligent truck drivetrain systems for safety and fuel economy; and automotive engine air management systems, powertrain solutions and specialty controls for performance, fuel economy and safety. Eaton has 60,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 125 countries. For more information, visit www.eaton.com.

Contact: Amanda Mushrush
(412) 893-4043 office
amandakmushrush@eaton.com