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Eaton Expands Its 5P UPS Line

The manufacturer adds tower, 1U, and 2U rackmount models, all designed to integrate with Eaton's virtualization-ready Intelligent Power Software suite. By Admin

Manufacturer Eaton Corp. has expanded its 5P UPS (uninterruptible power supply) product line with the addition of tower, 1U, and 2U rackmount form factors. The new configurations complement Eaton’s existing 5P portfolio.

The 5P models are designed to integrate with Eaton’s virtualization-ready Intelligent Power Software Suite, a pairing of power management and protection software. Through a graphical display located on the front of all 5P models, SMB users are provided with energy usage information and the ability to customize UPS settings. The new 5P configurations also provide up to 20 percent more power than traditional UPSs.

“With the addition of the new 5P series models, Eaton helps customers enhance business continuity in server room and network closet applications,” says Hervé Tardy, Eaton’s vice president and general manager. “By combining energy management features, power management software, and unmatched power density, the 5P series delivers great value in a compact footprint.”

By integrating the software suite with the 5P, users can manage their power infrastructure remotely and directly through leading virtualization management platforms, including VMware vCenter Server, 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 new Eaton 5P tower and rackmount models range from 550 VA (420 W) to 3,000 VA (2,700 W). All models feature Eaton’s ABM technology, which is designed to increase battery service life, and are backed by a three-year warranty.