Eaton continues to enhance its virtualisation credentials at VMware vForum 2014

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VMware vForum 2014
11th June, 2014 - Wembley Stadium, London & 8th July, 2014 - Manchester Central, Manchester

Power management company Eaton has announced that it will be participating in VMware vForum 2014, which takes place from April to July in a number of major cities in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) including Wembley Stadium in London on 11th June and Manchester Central, in Manchester on 8th July.

At the events, Eaton, a VMware Technology Alliance partner, will be offering visitors information on its power infrastructure solutions for modern IT environments. These include IT racks, UPSs, efficient rack power distribution products, and its power management software which integrates with leading virtualisation platforms.

Eaton will demonstrate how Intelligent Power software makes it possible for clients to maintain and guarantee business continuity and data integrity in virtualised environments by integrating seamlessly with VMware's virtual machine management system, vCenter.

More and more businesses are moving their IT data to a cloud environment: private, public or hybrid. Utilising Intelligent Power software makes power management of cloud solutions possible by enabling remote power management of all IT equipment as well as a wide range of essential functions through its virtualisation dashboard. These include minimising downtime by automatically triggering virtual machine migration to a cloud or backup site in case of a power outage, and preventing data loss with graceful shutdown of virtual machines in case of a prolonged power outage.

The latest version of Eaton's Intelligent Power Manager software offers even more flexibility for small-to-medium data centres and network closet environments, and is the first power management software to integrate directly with VMware's new web client. It allows IT managers to prioritise and predetermine a power consumption limit for each server in order to extend battery runtime during power events.

Eaton works together with partners like Cisco, NetApp and VMWare to ensure that Eaton power protection (UPS) and power distribution (ePDU) solutions are perfectly suitable for converged infrastructure, integrating with platforms such as Cisco Unified Computing System server management and network devices, NetApp storage devices and VMWare software.

"The adoption of virtualised environments and converged infrastructure is now widespread in the IT market and at the VMware vForum we will be demonstrating how our latest products support and facilitate these key developments," said Cyrille Brisson, Vice President EMEA for Power Quality at Eaton.

During last year's VMworld event in San Francisco, Eaton proved its winning position in power management of virtualised environments by achieving the prestigious "Best of VMworld 2013" Gold Award in the Virtualisation Management category for its Intelligent PowerManager software. In addition, the software received Best of Show recognition, beating more than 200 nominees and 160 products on display at the event. The "Best of VMworld 2013" Awards recognised the most innovative and high-performing products in the server virtualisation, cloud computing and end-user computing markets.

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