RALEIGH, N.C. … Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation today announced it is providing power management support for IBM’s Enterprise Modular Data Center (EMDC). As a modular solution, the EMDC enables executives to quickly respond to increased capacity demands and rising energy costs across global enterprises by deploying energy-efficient, standardized data centers. A broad range of Eaton’s power quality and power distribution components integrate with the EMDC.
“Eaton has supported IBM’s Project Big Green for several years, working to improve data center operational efficiency by developing leading power distribution, power quality and enterprise software solutions,” said Patrick Giangrosso, Eaton’s global account director for IBM. “Eaton’s products in the EMDC help customers rapidly scale as business requirements change while maintaining the uptime and reliability necessary to continue operations.”
The EMDC enables global enterprises to bring new data centers online three to six months sooner than a custom designed version. Eaton’s 9395 uninterruptible power system (UPS) is an ideal power protection solution for the EMDC with the smallest footprint and lowest weight of any UPS in its class and the ability to achieve 99 percent efficiency with Eaton’s Energy Saver System. Each EMDC is designed to achieve the world's highest ratings for energy leadership, as determined by The Green Grid, a global consortium seeking to improve energy efficiency in data centers and business computing ecosystems around the world.
“IBM, together with Eaton and its ecosystem of partners, is intensifying efforts in data center design to address the ever-changing requirements of large enterprise clients,” said Steve Sams, IBM vice president, Global Site and Facilities Services. “With the EMDC, IBM demonstrates our ability to lead data center innovation to meet changing requirements with a very flexible plug-and-play approach.”
EMDC is a large data center design concept which uses pre-engineered design strategies allowing customers to meet unpredictable business and IT demands. By building to a design that allows customers to increase density and footprint as required, clients can scale their data centers when needed without disruption to existing operations. This approach allows the customers to defer up to 40 percent of the capital expense and 50 percent of the operational expense until the capacity is required.
In 2007, IBM launched Project Big Green and committed $1 billion per year to deliver technologies that help clients dramatically increase the level of energy efficiency in their data centers. Eaton previously contributed to IBM’s Portable Modular Data Center (PMDC), which was introduced in 2009 as part of the second phase of the project to drive modular data center design solutions.
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 www.eaton.com.