Eaton has announced the latest version of its Intelligent Power Manager (IPM) software – power management software for virtual environments – which allows for integration with the company’s Docker container platform and Kubernetes container orchestration solution. The integration means that data center and IT professionals can automate the remote shutdown of container-based infrastructure in response to unplanned power events in order to ensure business continuity and to protect mission critical data.
Eaton’s IPM software lets managers monitor and manage power devices in virtual environments. The latest version software ensures system uptime, continuity and data integrity by allowing for remote monitoring, management and control of UPSs and other devices on the network.
Additionally, the integration of Docker and Kubernetes with IPM provides users with another opportunity to drive recurring revenue by providing their end customers with a complete power management strategy that meets their unique application needs as they continue to transition to cloud and hybrid infrastructures, Eaton says.
“Containerization has emerged as an innovative solution for companies seeking to deploy applications and manage investments in cloud and hybrid IT infrastructures,” according to the company. As customers increasingly move toward hybrid IT using solutions like containerization, Eaton is focused on evolving its IPM tool to ensure it has “greater IT automation capabilities.”
Eaton is a power management company with 2017 sales of $20.4 billion.