Eaton upgrades data center power management software

The company says its Intelligent Power Manager software version 1.4 helps IT managers regulate power consumption and strengthen business continuity.

Eaton has announced the global launch of its Intelligent Power Manager software version 1.4. Compatible with most virtualization platforms, Intelligent Power Manager software version 1.4 strengthens Eaton’s collaboration with Cisco's Unified Computing System server management system, which allows information technology (IT) managers to set power consumption limits to each server for extended battery runtime during a power event.

Further advancing flexibility for small-to-medium data centers and network closet environments, the company reports that its latest Intelligent Power Manager software also now integrates with the VMware vSphere 5.5 virtualization platform. With the recent updates, the Intelligent Power Manager software is also now billed as "the first and only" power management software to integrate directly with the latest VMware vSphere Web Client.

The latest Intelligent Power Manager software solution also supports Eaton’s ePDU third-generation (G3) platform, its newest portfolio of rack power distribution units. With the latest Intelligent Power Manager software, network connected ePDU G3 models offer advanced capabilities that allow users to monitor multiple ePDUs through platforms like VMware vCenter Server.

Finally, this past year, Eaton and CA Technologies announced a collaborative agreement to deliver infrastructure management solutions for data centers. With its latest enhancement, the Intelligent Power Manager software includes a menu option that enables users to conveniently launch CA Technologies’ Nimsoft Remote Management Platform. While many users monitor the data center through Nimsoft, they often manage their networks within the VMware vCenter dashboard. With Intelligent Power Manager software’s seamless integration as a tab within vCenter, the Nimsoft menu option is one more way for Eaton to provide a more efficient view of IT operations.

“Eaton continues leading the way in power management software innovation, providing enhanced business value through collaboration with major converged infrastructure platforms,” comments Hervé Tardy, vice president and general manager of Eaton’s Distributed Power Quality Division. “Combining compute, network, software and storage elements, Eaton’s Intelligent Power Manager software allows users to manage their entire power infrastructure remotely and establish an advance power management strategy as the all-important fifth element of converged infrastructure.”

For more information about Eaton’s Intelligent Power Manager software, 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 and services, visit www.powerquality.eaton.com.

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