Eaton Intelligent Power software now functional with Xen architecture

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Eaton Corp. announced its Intelligent Power Protector software now is functional with Xen virtualized architecture, an open-source managed server virtualization platform for data centers. Eaton says this new capability helps Xen users keep their data safe with Eaton’s uninterruptible power systems (UPSs) and power management software by protecting virtual machines and facilitating graceful shutdown of virtual servers – saving time, resources and money.

Eaton says this furthers its foray into the open-source community with software that is flexible and secure. The Xen hypervisor, controlling software within the server architectures, is a fast secure virtualization infrastructure solution designed to reduce data center costs by transforming static and complex information technology environments into more dynamic easy-to-manage virtualized data centers. When electrical power is compromised, Intelligent Power Protector facilitates automatic graceful shutdown of virtual machines, servers and network devices powered by Eaton’s UPSs.

“As the industry leader in terms of breadth and depth of our offerings for managing virtual environments, we’re pleased to add Xen virtualized architecture compatibility to our Intelligent Power Protector software,” says Hervé Tardy, senior vice president and general manager of Eaton’s Distributed Power Quality Division. “Eaton has championed the Network UPS Tools open-source project for many years and strongly believes in the power of open-source solutions.”

Intelligent Power Protector is available for free. For more information and to download this software (Linux compatible version) and scripts for the Xen hypervisor applications, go to www.eaton.com/intelligentpower.