Eaton’s Latest Intelligent Power Manager Software Offers New Capabilities for Enhanced Business Value with VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager

c_article_fullPower management company, Eaton, has announced the global launch of Intelligent Power Manager™ software version 1.5, building on its integration with VMware® vCenter™ Site Recovery Manager with new load-shedding capabilities designed to enhance business value while increasing efficiency, reliability and continuity to save end-users from data loss that can cost tens of thousands of dollars.

Pre-configured to operate with VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager, Intelligent Power Manager software is designed to synchronise virtual machines (VMs) and automatically initiate the execution of a recovery plan to avoid data loss and reduce downtime during a power event. Eaton’s latest Intelligent Power Manager software version 1.5 builds on the robust platform, allowing data centre and IT managers to organise and prioritise groups of VMs within VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager.

“Eaton’s latest Intelligent Power Manager software addresses key priorities in the data centre, simplifying power management processes and more importantly, maximising uptime and reliability to protect critical workloads,” said Michael Mallia, ANZ General Manager for Power Quality and Telecomms, Eaton. “Enhancing operations and converged infrastructure deployment, Eaton’s newest solution helps customers maximise business value through product innovation and integration with major virtualisation platforms.”

Providing capabilities for end-users to set specific times for VMs to shut down during a power event, Intelligent Power Manager software version 1.5 is engineered to keep critical applications up-and-running while shutting down non-essential machines for enhanced flexibility and protection. For increased ease of operation, Intelligent Power Manager software installs into several virtual management systems and can read attributes from both power equipment and environmental data such as temperature and humidity.

Intelligent Power Manager software version 1.5 is optimised to work with Eaton power management solutions, including uninterruptible power systems (UPSs), enclosure power distribution units (ePDUs) and other power devices, through the VMware® vSphere® 5.5 virtualisation platform. Intelligent Power Manager software can be paired with Eaton’s latest ePDU® third-generation (G3) platform, offering end-users an integrated power management platform to monitor multiple units through virtualisation systems.

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 1.5 is available in a basic package that is free for up to 10 nodes, in addition to an advanced platform that offers end-users more functionality and features up to 100 nodes for an optimised power monitoring and management system.