Eaton Offers VMware Users Five Ways to Maximize Virtualization Strategies with Power Management Software
Date: August 27, 2012
RALEIGH, N.C. ... Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation, an industry leader in power management solutions for virtual environments, today announced five strategies for information technology (IT) and data center managers to maximize the benefits of virtualization. These strategies, released during VMworld® 2012, describe best practices for VMware® users to preserve business continuity and data integrity through the VMware vCenter™ platform.
At VMworld booth 513, Eaton will demonstrate the capabilities of its Intelligent Power Manager™ software, which is the first power management software to integrate within the vCenter dashboard and the only to achieve VMware Ready™ certification, VMware’s highest level of endorsement.
“The rise of virtualization brings new significant challenges to maintaining mission critical workloads,” said Hervé Tardy, vice president and general manager, Eaton Distributed Power Quality Business Unit. “As a leader in developing power protection and management software solutions that integrate with virtual platforms, Eaton recognizes the opportunity for VMware users to implement best practices that prevent data loss and downtime.”
1. Enhance productivity with integrated power management solutions
Implement power management software that integrates within the vCenter dashboard to view, monitor and administer all server, storage and power management assets through a single console, as well as receive power alarms in the same window as server and virtual machine alarms.
2. Trigger live migration to protect data
To improve uptime and prevent data loss during an extended power outage, leverage the latest power management software solutions that can automatically trigger live migration, transparently moving virtual machines from an affected server to another server on the network.
3. Automate site recovery processes
To further enhance response time and business continuity, VMware Site Recovery Manager users can implement software solutions that recognize power interruptions and provide automatic virtual machine synchronization and immediate initiation of a backup site.
4. Prioritize loads to enhance response time during power disruptions
Prior to a power disturbance, IT managers should proactively prioritize virtual machines within vCenter so that automated power management software recovery processes can restart the most critical machines at the recovery site, while less critical machines can safely shut down to preserve data integrity.
5. Extend UPS runtime to protect virtual machines
In the event of an extended outage, business continuity and disaster recovery processes rely on sufficient UPS battery runtime to protect data and critical hardware. IT managers can bolster VMware’s vMotion™ capabilities by installing software that automatically consolidates virtual machines and safely shuts down idle servers in the event of a power failure so that adequate backup time is provided.
To learn more about Eaton’s Intelligent Power Manager software and VMware integration, visit www.eaton.com/intelligentpower. To learn more about Eaton’s solutions virtualization platforms, visit www.eaton.com/virtualization. To learn more about Eaton’s power quality products, visit www.powerquality.eaton.com.
Eaton’s electrical business is a global leader in power distribution, power quality, control and automation, power monitoring, and energy management products and services. Eaton is positioned, through its global electrical product series and services to answer today’s most critical electrical power management challenges.
Eaton Corporation is a diversified power management company with more than 100 years of experience providing energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power. With 2011 sales of $16.0 billion, Eaton is a global technology leader in electrical components, systems and services 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 73,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 150 countries. For more information, visit www.eaton.com.