News | November 15, 2012

Eaton Virtualization-Ready 9PX UPS Maximizes Availability Of IT Systems With Increased Protection, Best-In-Class Efficiency

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RALEIGH, N.C. … Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation today announced the launch of the Eaton 9PX uninterruptible power system (UPS) for 5 to 11 kilovolt-ampere (kVA) applications. The 9PX offers an ideal power protection solution for information technology (IT) and facility managers striving to control energy costs and consumption due to its unmatched power management features and best-in-class efficiency greater than 93 percent. Additionally, the 9PX will be ENERGY STAR certified by the end of November.

“Customers will find the Eaton 9PX one of the most energy intelligent UPSs on the market that not only offers a bundled network card, software package, and graphical LCD display, but also increased power to provide the high level of protection that today’s virtualized IT infrastructures require,” said Hervé Tardy, vice president and general manager, Eaton’s Distributed Power Quality Division.

The 9PX UPS provides approximately 28 percent more power than traditional UPSs and is particularly suitable for the protection of medium-to-high-density IT equipment in computer rooms and small data centers in industrial, manufacturing, medical and telecommunications applications. With a wide variety of available configurations designed to maximize availability and optimize flexibility, the 9PX is tailored to main distribution frame (MDF) and intermediate distribution frame (IDF) applications equipped with high density network switches.

A graphical LCD interface built into the front of the UPS tilts 45 degrees for optimal viewing, rotates to match rack and tower installations, and enables IT and data center managers to view detailed information as well as customize all UPS settings at the push of a button. Through the display and seamless integration with Eaton’s power management software, users are provided insight into UPS power usage and efficiency, enabling superior management of electrical consumption and energy footprint.

All 9PX UPSs are bundled with a network card and Eaton’s Intelligent Power Software Suite, an innovative pairing of power management and protection software. By implementing the software with the 9PX, users can monitor and manage their entire power system from a single dashboard, or directly from major virtualization platforms, such as VMware® vCenter Server, Citrix® XenServer, Microsoft® SCVMM, Red Hat® and other Xen® open source platforms. 

The integrated software solution is designed to enable automatic and transparent live migration of virtual machines to allow critical workloads to remain up and running in the event of an extended outage, and bolster business continuity by moving critical applications to available servers either within an organization, or to a co-located facility or public cloud.

Additionally, Eaton’s ABM® technology optimizes battery recharge time, eliminates overcharging and continuously monitors battery condition to extend battery service life by 50 percent, contributing to a two-year warranty that covers all Eaton 9PX UPS units including batteries.

To learn more about the Eaton 9PX UPS, visit www.eaton.com/9PX. For more information about Eaton’s power quality products and services, 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 solutions 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 74,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 150 countries. For more information, visit www.eaton.com.

SOURCE: Eaton Corporation

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