Eaton to Highlight Converged Infrastructure Collaborations, Integration with VCE at VMworld 2014

Eaton today announced its participation as a silver sponsor in VMworld, the global conference for virtualization and cloud computing, which will take place August 24 - 28 in San Francisco. Eaton will demonstrate its solutions for simplifying power deployment and management in a virtual environment at booth number 841, as well as showcase its latest integrated power management solutions suite in an interactive touchscreen display. Throughout the show, Eaton thought leaders will also promote Eaton’s latest integrations with leading converged infrastructure platforms. Attendees will also have the opportunity to interact with the latest version of Eaton’s award-winning Intelligent Power Manager™ software, which won “Best in Show” in the 2013 “Best of VMworld” Awards.

Providing robust power protection and monitoring options for advanced converged infrastructure deployments, Eaton’s integrated power management solutions suite provides information technology (IT) and data center end-users with a cohesive solution to maintain uptime and enhance business continuity.

At booth 841, Eaton will host experts from SimpliVity, NetApp®, EMC®, Cisco®, Ingram Micro and VCE for its Knowledge Theater series. These experts will deliver short presentations on how the face of IT is changing.

1:30 p.m.: Simplivity
Jesse St. Laurent, Vice President of Product Planning
2 p.m.: Eaton
Eaton Integrated Power Expert
3:30 p.m.: Ingram Micro
4 p.m.: Eaton

Eaton Integrated Power Expert

1:30 p.m.: NetApp
Mike Harding, FlexPod Marketing Head
2 p.m.: Eaton
Eaton Integrated Power Expert
3:30 p.m.: Cisco
Anthony (Tony) Harvey, UCS Power and Cooling Product Manager
4 p.m.: Eaton
Eaton Integrated Power Expert

11:30 a.m.: EMC
Mark Zurlo, VSPEX Marketing Manager
2:30 p.m.: VCE
Peter (Pete) Hammack, Alliance Manager

Attendees who join a Knowledge Theater presentation will receive a custom Rubik’s Cube and will also be entered for a chance to win a GoPro Hero 3+ camera.

Eaton is an Elite level member of the VMware Technology Alliance Partner program and Intelligent Power Manager is certified VMware Ready™, the highest level of endorsement for VMware based on a detailed validation process. Strengthening its integration with VMware® vCenter™ Site Recovery Manager, Eaton’s recently updated Intelligent Power Manager version 1.43 increases ease-of-use and reliability for data center and IT managers. The software features a new user interface with vCenter’s Site Recovery Manager that includes both environment alarm and power alarm functions to initiate data replication. This capability enhances the award-winning software, which won “Best in Show” in the 2013 “Best of VMworld” Awards.

Eaton’s Intelligent Power Manager software is the first power management platform to receive VCE Vblock Ready™ certification for the VCE™ Vblock™ System, and is VSPEX lab validated to operate with VSPEX™ Proven Infrastructure Solutions. Using either of these rack/stack systems, Eaton’s certification enables mutual channel partners and customers to accelerate adoption of the systems by leveraging Eaton’s integrated solutions for seamless data center operations management.

VMworld offers attendees informative breakout sessions and hands-on lab training, plus access to a wealth of technology partners to discuss virtualization best practices, building a private cloud, leveraging the public cloud, managing desktops as a service, virtualizing enterprise applications and more. To register and learn more about VMworld, visit