Providing agile power management

Feb 8, 2012 | UPS & Standby Power

Eaton has updated its Intelligent Power Software with the introduction of Version 1.20 which supports both redundant power supplies and parallel uninterruptible power supply (UPS) systems, making it well suited for monitoring and management of power device networks in a variety of IT environments – from everyday offices to the most critical, virtualised Tier 4 data centre.

Eaton’s Intelligent Power Software solution, based on Web-2.0 technology, includes two applications – Intelligent Power Manager for UPS and rack-based power distribution unit (ePDUs) management and monitoring, and Intelligent Power Protector, which allows graceful shutdown of operating systems.

Intelligent Power Manager connects to virtual machine management systems including VMware vCenter, Microsoft SCVMM and XenCenter, integrating power management functions to these systems so that all UPSs and ePDUs in the virtual network can be viewed within the same application, together with information about the network, physical server and storage details. In case of a local power failure, it can also trigger virtual machine migration to another physical server or site.

The software’s mass configuration capabilities simplify installation and maintenance and it can also manage up to ten devices at no charge, with licenses for up to 100 devices – or even an unlimited number which is also available.

Intelligent Power Software 1.20 will replace PowerVision as Eaton’s server shutdown solution for high availability sites.