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Date: 24 May 2016

Eaton’s Intelligent Power Manager Software Now Integrates with VMware vRealize Operations, Delivers Innovative Infrastructure Hardware Upgrades

ESPOO…Power management company Eaton today announced the global launch of Intelligent Power Manager™ software version 1.52, which can be integrated with the VMware vRealize® Operations™ platform. Now, data centre and operations managers can use Eaton’s Intelligent Power Manager software and Infrastructure Management Pack to manage the health, risk and efficiency of their power devices and equipment similarly to how they use VMware vRealize Operations to manage their information technology devices in a software-defined data centre.

“Eaton’s integration with VMware vRealize Operations offers a single dashboard experience for managing compute, network, storage, power and rack systems. This directly supports VMware’s software-defined data centre vision of offering a unified management plane across the data centre infrastructure,” said Sajai Krishnan, vice president of product marketing, Management Suites Business Unit, VMware. “Customers can easily access this management pack from VMware Solution Exchange Marketplace and within minutes begin collecting data from Eaton’s Intelligent Power Manager and analysing it in VMware vRealize Operations.”

Eaton’s latest Intelligent Power Manager software integration with VMware enables a common user experience within VMware vRealize Operations to view and manage power and equipment, such as uninterruptible power systems (UPSs) and power distribution units (PDUs), reducing time and saving money by providing end users with rich analytics for power capacity planning and workload placement. When connected to VMware vRealize Operations, data centre managers can also take advantage of its predictive analytics capabilities and smart alerts to assess the need for any preventative maintenance or repair services on their power and environmental devices.

In addition, Eaton’s Intelligent Power Manager software offers end users a comprehensive infrastructure shutdown feature. This capability helps customers save time and money while reducing risks, allowing customers to gracefully shutdown an entire information technology environment without crashing a virtual machine or host server, even in data centres utilising VMware’s High Availability host servers.

“As operators transform from a virtualised data centre to a software-defined data centre, it is imperative to have a comprehensive management operations application with the ability to proactively manage power devices for health, risk and efficiency alongside server, network and storage capacity,” said Hervé Tardy, vice president and general manager, Distributed Power Quality Division, Eaton. “The latest advancements to Eaton’s Intelligent Power Manager software, highlighted by its recent integration with VMware vRealize Operations, deliver greater business value by allowing customers to combine management and control over data centre operations.”

With Eaton’s Intelligent Power Manager software version 1.52, customers now have more control over the PDUs that support their IT infrastructure. Users can turn PDU outlets on or off and reboot outlets using Intelligent Power Manager software for enhanced reliability. The latest platform also provides more granularity for managing actions and alarms in the case of a power or environmental event, providing more insights on the cause for an alarm so customers can take a more precise and quick action.

Eaton is an Elite level member of the VMware Technology Alliance Partner program and its Intelligent Power Manager software is certified VMware Ready™, the highest level of endorsement for VMware based on a detailed validation process. Eaton’s Intelligent Power Manager software version 1.52 is available in a basic package that is free for up to 10 power devices, in addition to advanced platforms that offer end users more features and functionality for an optimised power monitoring and management system.

To learn more about Eaton’s overall integration with VMware solutions, visit www.eaton.eu/vmware. For more information about Eaton’s Intelligent Power Manager software, visit www.eaton.eu/intelligentpower. To learn more about Eaton’s power quality products and services, visit www.eaton.eu/powerquality. For all of the latest news follow us on Twitter via @EatonIT or find our Eaton EMEA LinkedIn company page.

About Eaton
Eaton’s electrical business is a global leader with expertise in power distribution and circuit protection; backup power protection; control and automation; lighting and security; structural solutions and wiring devices; solutions for harsh and hazardous environments; and engineering services. Eaton is positioned through its global solutions to answer today’s most critical electrical power management challenges.

Eaton is a power management company with 2015 sales of $20.9 billion. Eaton provides energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more efficiently, safely and sustainably. Eaton has approximately 97,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries. For more information, visit www.eaton.com.

VMware, vRealize, vRealize Operations and VMware Ready are registered trademarks or trademarks of VMware, Inc. or its subsidiaries in the United States and other jurisdictions. All other marks and names mentioned herein may be trademarks of their respective companies. The use of the word “partner” or “partnership” does not imply a legal partnership relationship between VMware and any other company.

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