Eaton Corp. today announced that its integrated power management solutions suite is 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. Vblock Systems combine best-in-class compute, network, storage, data protection and virtualization technologies from Cisco, EMC and VMware, delivered and supported by VCE as a single product.
Providing robust power protection and monitoring options for advanced converged infrastructure deployment, Eaton's solutions suite provides information technology (IT) and data center 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 center 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 Vblock Systems while leveraging Eaton's integrated power management solutions for seamless data center operations management.
"Eaton's collaboration with VCE exemplifies the evolution of data center management, enabling customers to leverage the benefits of converged infrastructure while also protecting valuable IT and hardware equipment," said Hervé Tardy, vice president and general manager, Distributed Power Quality Division, Eaton. "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 metered ePDU® rack-based power distribution unit are Eaton's first solutions to receive Vblock Ready certification. Eaton's ePDU G3 portfolio of rack power distribution units (PDUs) monitors power usage at one 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 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 processes from the VMware vCenter Server management platform through Eaton's Intelligent Power Manager software. Eaton's new Vblock Ready solutions enable Vblock System customers to consolidate non-critical workloads to extend battery runtime and deploy automatic live migration of virtual machines and movement of critical workloads.