Eaton’s New 5P UPS Provides Integrated Power Backup, Management and Monitoring for Virtualized Environments
Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation announced the latest addition to its backup power portfolio, the Eaton 5P uninterruptible power system (UPS), an enterprise-class power management and battery backup solution with industry-leading efficiency for network closets and small data centers. The 5P supports entry-level virtualization strategies through seamless integration with Eaton’s Intelligent Power Software Suite™, and enhances equipment protection by combining remote metering and power hardware management capabilities with 28 percent more wattage than traditional UPSs.
“As businesses embrace cloud computing and virtualization, many are outgrowing the power capacity of their existing UPSs and need to be able to manage their power more closely,” said Hervé Tardy, vice president and general manager, Eaton’s Distributed Power Quality Division. “The 5P UPS is designed to provide a solution for those venturing into new computing models, and is designed to provide enhanced visibility into power consumption to make informed decisions to improve system uptime and enhance business performance.”
A graphical LCD display built into the front of the UPS enables IT and data center managers to view detailed information and customize all UPS settings at the push of a button. Through the display and seamless integration with Eaton’s power management software, users are provided complete insight into UPS power usage, efficiency and load, enabling better management of electrical consumption and energy footprint.
The Eaton Intelligent Power Software Suite, an innovative pairing of power management and protection software, is included at no cost with the 5P. By integrating the software suite with the 5P, users can seamlessly integrate with VMware’s vCenter Server™virtualization management solution, as well as virtualization platforms such as Citrix® XenServer, Microsoft SCVMM™, Red Hat®and other Xen® open source platforms. The integration enables automatic and transparent live migration of virtual machines (VMs) during power disruptions to unaffected devices, and also provides a graceful shutdown of computers, VMs and servers during an extended power outage.
The Eaton 5P UPS models range from 1,500 VA (1,440 watts) to 3,000 VA (2,700 watts). The unit also features Eaton’s ABM®technology that increases battery service life by 50 percent, enabling each 5P UPS, and its batteries, to be backed by an industry-leading three-year warranty. The 5P is available for order today in North America with prices starting at $746.