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Eaton and IBM Collaborate on energy management solutions


June 8, 2008
By Alyssa Dalton

Eaton Corp. announced it will combine IBM Tivoli service and energy management solutions with the facilities and environmental capabilities delivered by its Power Xpert Software, Foreseer Class. The company says this new integrated energy management offering helps customers control power consumption in their data centres thereby increasing energy efficiency.

“Through
this relationship, IBM and Eaton have successfully brought information
technology (IT) and facilities together into a virtualized data
centre,” said Dr. Kenneth Uhlman, director of data centre business
development at Eaton. “IBM Tivoli Monitoring for Green Energy provides
real-time energy information and tools to allow users to manage and
optimize data centre and facility assets.”




For the
first time, says Eaton, data centre managers have visibility that
combines power consumption of IT computing resources (such as servers
and storage devices) with energy-related events, power quality,
historical trending and forecasting information. This information
offers customers greater precision in data centre and facility
management.