Eaton Integrated Power Management Solutions Now Certified VCE Vblock Ready

BY SUPPLIED - SEPTEMBER 11, 2014

Power management company Eaton recently announced that its integrated power management solutions suiteis now certified as Vblock Ready through the VCE Technology Alliance Partner (TAP) program. Eaton can now deliver advanced power monitoring, management and control solutions for Vblock Systems, which are pre-integrated, pre-tested and pre-validated converged infrastructures for next-generation cloud environments in Africa. Vblock Systems combine best-in-class compute, network, storage, data protection and virtualisation technologies from Cisco, EMC and VMware, delivered and supported by VCE as a single product customised for African customers.

Providing robust power protection and monitoring options for advanced converged infrastructure deployment, Eaton’s solutions suite provides IT and data centre end-users with a cohesive solution to maintain uptime and enhance business continuity.“VCE is pleased to welcome Eaton as a Technology Alliance Partner for Vblock Systems,” said DJ Long, senior director, Technology Alliances, VCE. “Eaton can now integrate its products with Vblock Systems, delivering transformative data centre solutions for mutual customers that enable the agility, simplicity and economics of converged infrastructure with Eaton’s expertise in power management technologies.”VCE works with Superna™ to conduct and administer Vblock System certifications for VCE TAP program members.

This certification enables mutual channel partners and customers to accelerate adoption of VblockSystems while leveraging certified products and solutions of different vendors for seamless data centre operations management.“Eaton’s collaboration with VCE exemplifies the evolution of data centre management, enabling our customers in Africato leverage the benefits of converged infrastructure while also protecting valuable IT and hardware equipment,” said Jaco du Plooy, Product Manager for Power Quality in South Africa. “Eaton is excited to deploy an integrated power management platform for Vblock Systems, helping customers increase efficiency and reliability for greater business value.”

The Intelligent Power Manager™ software and ePDU® rack-based power distribution unit are Eaton’s first solutions to receive Vblock Ready certification. Eaton’s ePDU G3 portfolio of PDUs monitors power usage atone percent billing grade accuracy and features a new patent-pending IEC grip feature for advanced efficiency and reliability. The ePDU G3 also provides Vblock System users with a hot-swap network meter module so that, in the unlikely event of a power failure, users can replace the module without shutting down servers; therefore maintaining business continuity and enhancing serviceability. Eaton’s highly reliable and efficient UPS solutions are also compatible with Vblock Systems.

Eaton’s high-density UPSs and ePDU G3 models are paired with state-of-the-art Intelligent Power Manager software produced locally to aggregate power infrastructure information in one location. Eaton’s Intelligent Power Manager software streamlines power monitoring, management and deployment as VMware® Ready certified software. When a power event takes place, Vblock System users can automate disaster recovery processesfrom the VMware vCenter ™ Server management platform through Eaton’s Intelligent Power Managersoftware. Eaton’s new Vblock Ready solutions enable VblockSystem customers to consolidate non-criticalworkloads to extend battery runtime and deploy automatic live migration of virtual machines and movement of critical workloads.

 

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