Power management manufacturer Eaton Corp. has announced customized, open source software developed for channel pros looking to manage power-related issues for SMBs and organizations.
Eaton’s open source offering is designed to enable end users to integrate additional functionality into their server operating system or data center management system. The open-source software is intended to provide control of power devices via the server operating system. Users are also enabled to retrieve discreet data from Eaton and other power devices in order to trigger control functions as needed.
“Open-source software is pervasive in some vertical markets that require a high level of security, like financial institutions,” says Hervé Tardy, Eaton’s vice president and general manager. “Eaton’s open-source power management software is designed to provide a customized, integrated solution that goes beyond those offered by legacy vendors using proprietary technologies and protocols.”
Eaton’s Intelligent Power Software Suite is leading the way in the industry through integration with virtualization platforms, such as VMware’s vCenter Server, vSphere 5, Citrix XenCenter, and Microsoft’s SCVMM.
Eaton offers free access to the beta version of its software development kit, which provides a library of drivers that may be used with Eaton power devices and many commercially available operating systems. It is available as a simple download on the company’s dedicated open-source website: www.eaton.com/opensource. †Additionally, channel pros can visit the Eaton sponsored Network UPS Tool website, www.networkupstools.org, to download drivers for other manufacturers’ power devices.
In the event that a solution is not available on the Eaton open-source website, users may submit a request for Eaton to create customized software to address their needs.