Eaton presents power for the cloud at DatacenterDynamics

At DatacenterDynamics (ExCeL International Convention Centre, London - 30th November and 1st December 2011) Eaton Power Quality is putting the emphasis firmly on the provision of efficient, cost-effective and versatile power solutions to meet the rapidly evolving needs of today's data centres. In support of this, the company is delivering a paper describing how the cloud and virtualisation are changing the way data centres are powered, and is also exhibiting a wide range of equipment, including its 9395 UPSs, Wright Line rack-based heat management systems, BladeUPS products and enclosure-based power distribution units (ePDUs).

Eaton's paper will highlight the impact of the cloud and virtualisation on the implementation of data centre power systems. By considering elements of infrastructure such as hypervisor, management software, ePDU and UPS systems, the paper will investigate the opportunities and challenges involved in bridging the gap between the comparatively well-defined world of facilities and the much more volatile world of IT.

The presentation will be delivered by Tatu Valjakka, Product Manager EMEA, software and connectivity, for Eaton Power Quality, who has more than two decades of experience in IT and power systems.

At the event Eaton Power Quality is showing its latest 9395 UPS systems that combine compact construction with high efficiency and ABM (advanced battery management) technology to extend battery life. Eaton 9395 UPSs also offer an energy-saving mode that allows them to deliver excellent harmonic performance without the use of filters. A further benefit is that many models in the 9395 range are approved for the UK's Enhanced Capital Allowance (ECA) scheme, which makes them a very tax-effective investment.

Also on show are rack-based heat management products from the Eaton Wright Line range, which can help to cut data centre cooling costs by up to 30%. These Wright Line systems can be attached to individual racks where they direct heat from the IT equipment into the ceiling plenum. They are suitable for managing high-density racks up to 25 kW, and they also offer an ideal way of adding heat containment to existing racks without moving them.

The BladeUPSs being shown by Eaton provide a scalable backup power solution that is optimised for use with high-density blade servers. A single BladeUPS module can provide up to 12 kW of power in just 6U of rack space and, by using multiple modules, up to 60 kW of redundant power can be supplied from a single rack enclosure.

To complement its UPS solutions, Eaton is showing its ePDU power distribution products, which offer flexible options for bringing power to the server outlets. Eaton ePDUs combine smart power management facilities and optional metering with individual protection for branch circuits.

Throughout the DatacenterDynamics conference and exhibition, experts from Eaton will be on hand to provide those attending with advice and guidance on selecting solutions for specific applications, with the emphasis on combining energy efficiency with versatility, durability and value for money.


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