News | May 23, 2012

Eaton's Latest Intelligent Power Manager Continues To Help IT Managers Reap The Benefits Of Virtualization

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RALEIGH, N.C. … Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation today announced the latest version of its Intelligent Power Manager software with new capabilities designed to remotely shut down a host server during a power outage within VMware® vSphere High Availability (HA) mode. Eaton is the first uninterruptible power system (UPS) manufacturer to offer such capabilities within HA mode.

Building on Intelligent Power Manager’s existing integration with vSphere, IT and data center managers running vSphere HA can now shut down a host server remotely when an event threatens the power to the server. It is designed to shut down the host server and all the virtual machines residing on it, protecting unsaved work and preserving data integrity.

“Eaton is the first power management company to offer power protection and management software fully compatible with VMware’s ESXi platform,” said Hervé Tardy, vice president and general manager, Eaton Distributed Power Quality Division. “Eaton continues to lead the way in developing solutions that seamlessly integrate with the latest advances in virtual platforms to extend runtime, and increase productivity and efficiency of IT and data center professionals.”

The Intelligent Power Manager software update also provides an Eaton digital signature for the Intelligent Power Manager and Intelligent Power Protector packages.

The HA update is built upon Intelligent Power Manager’s existing VMware integration, which enables IT personnel to view, monitor and administer not only physical and virtual servers, but also UPSs, PDUs and other power devices, through VMware’s vCenter Server platform.

For more information on Eaton’s Intelligent Power Manager, please visit For information regarding Eaton’s virtualization capabilities, visit To learn more about Eaton’s power quality products, visit

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 Cutler-Hammer®, Moeller®, Powerware®, Holec®, MEM®, and Santak® global electrical product series, 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 72,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 150 countries. For more information, visit

SOURCE: Eaton Corporation