RALEIGH, N.C. … Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation today introduced Eaton’s Intelligent Power® Software Suite, a comprehensive software solution that incorporates the best of Eaton’s power management, monitoring and protection technologies. Information technology (IT) managers can expertly manage power devices for traditional IT infrastructure or in a virtualized environment.
The software suite is a combination of Eaton’s Intelligent Power Manager, which provides extensive monitoring and management of power devices across an IT network, and Eaton’s Intelligent Power Protector, which is designed to conduct a safe and graceful shutdown of critical servers or virtual machines when an extended power outage occurs.
“Eaton’s Intelligent Power Software Suite is one of the industry’s most advanced, yet easy-to-use power management offerings that significantly maximizes uptime of critical computing assets,” said Hervé Tardy, vice president and general manager, Eaton’s Distributed Power Quality Division. “Eaton’s unique core of reusable modular software objects allows for a lightweight application that consumes minimal vital memory space on servers.”
With Eaton’s Intelligent Power Manager supervisory software, a wide range of power and environmental devices are controlled through a single, Web-based interface. The versatile software is compatible with network-enabled power devices, including Eaton and third-party uninterruptible power systems (UPSs), environmental sensors and power distribution units.
Intelligent Power Manager is the first power management software to integrate with VMware®’s vCenter™, enabling users to easily manage power in a virtualized environment through the vCenter dashboard. The software also integrates with vMotion™, which transparently moves applications from a server affected by a power interruption to a non-affected server on the network, maintaining data integrity without downtime.
In order to protect IT systems when the power goes out for longer than the UPS’s available battery runtime, Eaton’s Intelligent Power Protector software is designed to facilitate automatic, graceful shutdown of computers, virtual machines and servers, and network devices powered by an Eaton UPS, saving all work-in-progress and ensuring data integrity. Furthermore, its versatile user interface shows users detailed information about connected servers and UPSs through USB, serial or network communication. The software has a clear, easy-to-use, multilingual interface available on any computer with a Web browser.
The multi-platform Intelligent Power Management suite is available at no charge for up to 10 IP addresses. Intelligent Power Protector is free of charge. For more information, visit www.eaton.com/intelligentpower or www.eaton.com/powerquality.
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.