Eaton’s Power Management Software First in Industry to Fully Integrate Within VMware’s vCenter Server, Helps Reduce Data Center Costs and Downtime

Date: April 27, 2010

RALEIGH, N.C. …Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation today announced that its Intelligent Power® Manager software and shutdown modules are the first in the industry to integrate into VMware®’s vCenter™ server virtualization platform, resulting in reduced infrastructure and operating costs as well as increased productivity and responsiveness. As a VMware Technology Alliance Partner, Eaton and VMware are working together to promote and sell leading software and hardware solutions through coordinated sales, marketing, training, and technology efforts.

“Our Intelligent Power Manager software is the ideal tool for the virtual environment because of its remote monitoring capabilities that simplify management, minimize response time and substantially increase uptime,” said Hervé Tardy, vice president and general manager, Eaton’s Distributed Power Quality Division. “Eaton is pleased to be part of VMware’s mission to help today’s data centers and networks reduce energy and operational costs while increasing productivity. We look forward to working closely with VMware to give users the ability to comprehensively manage their power devices and virtual infrastructure from the same application.”

Eaton’s power management software allows data center and information technology (IT) managers to quickly monitor and manage all of their power devices across a virtual network from the vCenter server console; eliminating the need to open multiple screens for various applications. The Eaton power tab and events tab allow quick and easy access from the same screen. Moreover, upon a prolonged power interruption, Intelligent Power Manager is designed to work with VMware’s vMotion™ to transparently move virtual machines from the affected server to a non-affected server, promoting data integrity and increasing the likelihood of zero downtime.

Intelligent Power Manager presents a consolidated view of the main operating parameters of all uninterruptible power systems (UPSs), which can be easily configured according to the type of UPS, location, operating status and other user-defined factors. This is a key advantage for data center and IT managers. Through color-coded displays and customized tree structure views, administrators can activate advanced functions such as automatic shutdown of unattended servers, automatic reboot and system operation scheduling of multiple devices over multiple locations.

In addition to quickly managing power devices across the enterprise, users can view critical power information such as status of UPSs, Eaton ePDU® products,  Power over Ethernet midspans, as well as temperature and humidity sensors from the vCenter console screen. Critical information such as the state of UPS batteries, load levels, battery runtime and other vital data can be accessed instantly in vCenter.

To download the Intelligent Power Manager vCenter plug-in, visit . For more information, visit .

Eaton’s electrical business is a global leader in power distribution, power quality, control and industrial automation products and services. Eaton’s global electrical product lines, including Cutler-Hammer®, Moeller®, Powerware®, Holec®, MEM®, Santak® and MGE Office Protection Systems™ provide customer-driven PowerChain Management®  solutions to serve the power system needs of the data center, industrial, institutional, government, utility, commercial, residential and OEM markets worldwide.

Eaton Corporation is a diversified power management company with 2009 sales of $11.9 billion. Eaton is a global technology leader in electrical components and systems for power quality, distribution and control; hydraulics components, systems and services for industrial and mobile equipment; aerospace fuel, hydraulics and pneumatic systems for commercial and military use; and truck and automotive drivetrain and powertrain systems for performance, fuel economy and safety. Eaton has approximately 70,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 150 countries. For more information, visit .

Mike DeCamp
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