News | July 16, 2012

Updated Eaton Intelligent Power Manager VMware Ready™, Enhances Disaster Recovery, Business Continuity For VMware Users

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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 enhance disaster data recovery and planned migration within VMware® vCenter™ Site Recovery Manager. The update is designed to provide automatic virtual machine synchronization and initiation of a backup site, also known as recovery failover, to avoid data loss and reduce downtime during power outages when shutting down servers is unavoidable. Eaton is the first power management company to offer these capabilities within the VMware platform and to achieve VMware Ready™ certification.

The Intelligent Power Manager software achievement of VMware Ready™ certification, VMware’s highest level of endorsement, followed a detailed validation process. The software can be found on the VMware Solution Exchange, a single destination site for compatible VMware applications and cloud infrastructure products.

“Eaton Intelligent Power Manager software’s VMware Ready™ qualification signifies to customers that it has met specific VMware integration and interoperability standards and works effectively with VMware cloud infrastructure, which will speed time to value within customer environments.” said Sheryl Sage, director, Alliance Programs, VMware.

“Keeping critical workloads operational and preventing data corruption are a data center’s top priorities during power outages,” said Hervé Tardy, vice president and general manager, Eaton Distributed Power Quality Division. “Eaton’s extensive and integrated power management capabilities with VMware’s vCenter platform have enabled us to usher in a new era of control software, mission critical data preservation and integrity, and business continuity.”

Traditionally, when a virtualized data center loses power, technicians must manually initiate the recovery process in a specific sequence, often in the face of intense time pressure. Eaton’s latest version of Intelligent Power Manager software increases productivity and response time by identifying the power failure immediately, initiating a backup site, and triggering VMware Site Recovery Manager’s disaster recovery failover and planned migration processes.

The VMware Site Recovery Manager capability improves 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 uninterruptible power systems (UPSs), power distribution units (PDUs) and other power devices, through VMware’s vCenter Server platform.

For more information on Eaton’s Intelligent Power Manager software, please visit www.eaton.com/intelligentpower. For information regarding Eaton’s virtualization capabilities, visit www.eaton.com/virtualization. To learn more about Eaton’s power quality products, visit www.powerquality.eaton.com.

The VMware Ready program is a co-branding benefit of the Technology Alliance Partner (TAP) program that makes it easy for customers to identify partner products certified to work with VMware cloud infrastructure. Customers can use these products and solutions to lower project risks and realize cost savings over custom built solutions. With thousands of members worldwide, the VMware TAP program includes best-of-breed technology partners with the shared commitment to bring the best expertise and business solution for each unique customer need.

VMware is a registered trademark and VMware Ready is a trademark of VMware, Inc. in the United States and/or other jurisdictions. The use of the word “partner” or “partnership” does not imply a legal partnership relationship between VMware and any other company.

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 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 www.eaton.com.

SOURCE: Eaton Corporation

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