The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2016-11-14T02:10:03Z Power On Australia Powers Up Success With Eaton 2016-11-14T02:10:03Z power-on-australia-powers-up-success-with-eaton SYDNEY – 14 November 2016 - Power management company, Eaton, has announced that Power On Australia has cemented its position as a leader in the Australian electrical critical infrastructure market from design through to deployment enabled through the Eaton power quality product range. Power On Australia has been active in the electrical infrastructure sector for more than 14 years, but during the past three it has become a very different company - evolving from a box shifter to solution provider with the support of Eaton. In its early stages, Power On Australia was a successful distributor of power equipment to clients throughout Australia. Through a national network of offices and staff, the firm provided critical power equipment to organisations across the country. “With a focus on rapid order fulfilment and strong customer service, we grew to become one of the largest distributors of Eaton power equipment in Australia,” says Power On Australia Chief Executive, Boyd Lockett. About three years ago, the power equipment market underwent a profound change. Following the Global Financial Crisis, client budgets were slashed and many began looking for assistance to more effectively manage and deploy their critical power infrastructure. “The old way of doing business changed overnight,” says Lockett. “The days of relying on high sales volumes to generate profits were over, so we had to take steps to re-invent the company.” Lockett says the company had to adapt the business to meet the market requirements driven by technology changes and customers’ expectations.  We evolved from a box-shifting model to a more value added, solutions-based model.” Today, our staff of engineers, designers and electricians can deliver turnkey solutions to clients that support their operations.” The company concentrated its efforts on larger clients who were looking for a partner that could help them plan and deploy new electrical infrastructure. Rather than simply selling them equipment, Power On Australia began acting as a technology partner. “We now have a menu of services for clients,” he says. “We consult with them to determine what challenges they are facing and then work to design a power infrastructure that matches their needs. Our teams cover everything from initial consultation through to deployment, management and maintenance.” Lockett says the company’s deep understanding of the Eaton product range allows it to precisely tailor solutions. New infrastructures can be built and tested by Power On Australia before being installed at a client site. This ensures all new systems work as anticipated from day one. The company also generates and retains detailed records of all Eaton equipment installed, which assists with future maintenance and any warranty claims that may occur. “Some clients are faced with constrained budgets and cannot always install the full system that they require. In these circumstances, we help our customer manage these constraints through reliable, agile and scalable designs, allowing them to make informed decisions of their critical power strategy. It’s all about providing true value for our clients.”Building for the future Power On Australia continues to deliver Eaton-based solutions to clients across a diverse range of industry sectors. From mining companies in Western Australia to healthcare organisations in the eastern states, the firm has cemented its position as a leader in the electrical critical infrastructure market. Lockett says Power On Australia’ s relationship with Eaton continues to strengthen. This, in turn adds extra value for clients. “The relationship between equipment manufacturers and partners such as Power On Australia has never been more important,” he says. “Anyone can move a box, but very few can build a solution from scratch. That takes longevity in the industry, knowledge and persistence. That is what Power On Australia and Eaton can deliver.”  John Atherton, General Manager for Power Quality – Australia and New Zealand, Eaton, added, “We are thrilled to be working with a partner such as Power On Australia. Their skills, experience and market knowledge are second to none in providing Australian customers with tailored, effective and robust power quality solutions from design through to deployment with a clear return on investment.”  About Eaton Eaton is a power management company with 2015 sales of US $20.9 billion. Eaton provides energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more efficiently, safely and sustainably. Eaton has approximately 96,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries. For more information, visit www.eaton.com. Eaton Launches Virtualisation-Ready Hot Swappable UPS To Help ANZ IT Professionals Guarantee Uptime and Efficiency 2016-07-11T01:16:00Z eaton-launches-virtualisation-ready-hot-swappable-ups-to-help-anz-it-professionals-guarantee-uptime-and-efficiency SYDNEY – 11 July 2016 - Power management company, Eaton, has announced the 93PS hot swappable uninterruptible power supply (UPS), a cloud and virtualisation-ready UPS which offers Australian and New Zealand IT professionals unmatched system resiliency and cost-efficient business continuity.  Ideal for server rooms and small data centres, the Eaton 93PS is the most advanced UPS for mission critical applications and bridges the gap between electrical and IT infrastructures and ensures maximum availability via market-leading management and virtualisation technology. Achieving up to 99 per cent efficiency, the new 93PS also offers the lowest Total Cost of Ownership and is the most efficient UPS in its class.  “We have combined over 50 years of design experience to develop the 93PS, which offers the lowest total cost of ownership and maximum availability taking scalability, resiliency, flexible configuration, safety and efficiency to the next level.  With most Service Level Agreements based on availability, avoiding downtime is a key priority for IT professionals. However, pressure to be more energy efficient coupled with the increasing commoditisation of IT services, means minimising operational costs and capital expenditure is also crucial,” said John Atherton, General Manager - Power Quality Australia and New Zealand, Eaton. “With the new 8-40kW Hot Swap 93PS, IT professionals can always access the power their application needs, in all circumstances, without compromising business performance.” The Eaton 93PS is a uniquely intelligent UPS that is both virtualisation and cloud ready. It features Eaton’s Intelligent Power Manager (IPM) and Intelligent Power Protector (IPP) software which integrate with leading virtualisation and storage platforms so that IT administrators can monitor and manage their complete system from a single pane of glass.  IPM also enables the use of simple, policy-based controlled automation which can be configured to trigger on certain power and environmental events. Users can also create policy-based integration between their power infrastructure and virtualisation and storage platforms, for example, working with VMware Site Recovery Manager (SRM) to initiate the migration of VMs to a back-up site to maximise availability without data loss. Another key benefit is load shedding which increases battery runtime to provide a larger window of opportunity for SRM disaster recovery.  The 93PS also features Eaton’s Energy Saver System (ESS) technology. Already delivering safe and reliable power in major data centre hubs around the world, ESS enables the UPS to deliver up to 99 per cent efficiency by suspending power modules when power conditioning is not required. The system is, however, ready to switch to double-conversion mode in under two milliseconds if required. ESS also enhances the reliability of the system by reducing stress on the electrical components extending the life of the UPS and helping IT professionals reduce the Total Cost of Ownership.  To guarantee high efficiency, even when UPS load levels are low, the new 93PS uses Eaton’s Variable Module Management System (VMMS) which optimises the load levels of power modules in a single UPS, or in parallel UPS systems, by suspending extra UPS capacity.  Based on a .24 cent average kWH rate, users can save approximately $100 per kW annually based on a three percent efficiency gain. The 93PS has also been designed to be highly scalable and is comprised of a 20 or 40 kW central frame which can take plug and play models.  Hot swappable and hot scalable modularity means replacement and upgrades typically take less than ten minutes. The inclusion of Eaton’s patented HotSync® wireless paralleling technology means a system can be scaled up to four units in parallel. By deploying additional equipment when needed, data centres can optimise capital expenditure but still respond quickly to increases in demand. Additionally, the 93PS can be scaled up without increasing the footprint, saving valuable floorspace. The UPS offers the smallest footprints in the market with up to 25 minutes of internal batteries operating at 20kVA or 10 minutes operating at 40kVA, savings space and investment.  The resistant design is suitable for applications in all environments from small data centres to commercial, light industrial/manufacturing and mine applications. “We believe the 93PS will have a positive impact on efficiency, performance and operating expenses for organisations of all sizes in Australia and New Zealand.  Flexible configuration, world-class performance, low total cost of ownership, modular, scalable and hot swap features as well as great battery management will all help to support today’s IT management’s requirements for scalability, efficiency, safety and virtualisation,” said Atherton. #### Eaton’s electrical business is a global leader with expertise in power distribution and circuit protection; backup power protection; control and automation; lighting and security; structural solutions and wiring devices; solutions for harsh and hazardous environments; and engineering services. Eaton is positioned through its global solutions to answer today’s most critical electrical power management challenges.  Eaton is a power management company with 2015 sales of US$20.9 billion. Eaton provides energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more efficiently, safely and sustainably. Eaton has approximately 97,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries. For more information, visit http://www.eaton.com Wayward Golfers and Hungry Birds Lead List of 2015’s Most Unusual Power Outages 2016-05-22T23:11:52Z wayward-golfers-and-hungry-birds-lead-list-of-2015-s-most-unusual-power-outages Sydney, 23 May 2016 - Hungry eagles, curious cats and a hapless golfer were among the most unusual reasons for power outages last year, while severe weather caused the most significant cuts according to the Australian and New Zealand Blackout Tracker Annual Report 2015 compiled by diversified industrial manufacturer, Eaton Industries.   A total of 174 power cuts (the second highest total in five years) affected almost one million people across Australia and New Zealand in 2015, with 17,000 minutes - or 12 days – of power lost. The average outage lasted more than one and a half hours (99 minutes).   The report showed Western Australia and New Zealand laid claim to four of the top five most unusual causes of blackouts in 2015.   In Western Australia, more than 2,000 customers lost power for 15 hours when an eagle dropped a sheep’s head onto a power line in Geraldton.  A Tea Tree Gully golfer (now nicknamed ‘Sparky’) short-circuited two 11,000 volt power cables when his club slipped out of his hands while teeing off and hit the power lines simultaneously, leaving 2,000 customers powerless for two-and-a-half hours.   Across the Tasman, a cat left 10,000 North Island customers in the dark when it climbed onto outdoor electrical switchgear in Tauranga, while a dump truck wreaked havoc in Hamilton when it caused an outage, started a fire and forced an evacuation of local businesses following a gas leak after it hit live wires.   A hot air balloon that clipped a power line in Victoria’s Yarra Valley rounded out the top five unusual outages of the year.     Nothing beats Mother Nature though when it comes to the sheer impact of power cuts, with the most significant events the result of extreme weather conditions.   The biggest incident followed a severe storm in New South Wales in April that left 200,000 customers powerless across a large part of the state, while a powerful cyclone in Queensland downed 1800 power lines and knocked out power to 50,000 properties for three days in February.   Technical faults also caused major outages, including a control room issue in Lismore, NSW that left 66,000 customers without power and an interconnector failure that left 45,000 customers scrambling for torches and candles from Sellicks Beach to the Barossa Valley in South Australia.   A fault on a 132,000-volt power line in Sydney’s Sutherland Shire not only blacked out 40,000 homes and businesses, it led to raw sewage being pumped into Botany Bay.   New Zealand’s North Island took the dubious title of Trans Tasman outage champion with 61 blackouts – double that of second placed New South Wales on 31 and three times that of its sister South Island (23).   Queensland experienced 24 power cuts, while other Australian states fared better, with Victoria and WA each recording 13, Tasmania four, South Australia three and Canberra two.     The Northern Territory was the power continuity champion, with no reported outages.   Gordon Makryllos, ANZ Managing Director, Eaton, said, “The stories behind some of the power cuts may make for an amusing anecdote after the event, but an outage of any size can have a serious impact on those affected by it.   “Whether they are small localised occurrences or widespread events, power outages disrupt individuals, communities, businesses and the wider economy, from a family with a fridge full of spoiled food to a business that loses customers it can’t serve because of a loss of access to a web server or critical business applications.   “Any downtime is disastrous. When systems are unavailable, businesses in particular suffer an irretrievable loss of productivity, revenue and, potentially, their reputation. Being prepared is key to protecting your power supply and taking steps to minimise any potential downtime should be an integral part every organisation’s risk management strategy.”   ENDS  About the report The Australian and New Zealand Blackout Tracker Annual Report 2015 brings together information from new services, newspapers, websites (including those of newspapers and TV stations) and personal accounts regarding the occurrence, cause and duration of power outages across the region.   To download the entire annual report, please visit http://www.eaton.com/blackouttracker> . To learn about Eaton’s line of power quality products and services, visit Eaton’s web site at www.eaton.com/powerquality <http://www.eaton.com/powerquality> .About Eaton Eaton’s electrical business is a global leader with expertise in power distribution and circuit protection; backup power protection; control and automation; lighting and security; structural solutions and wiring devices; solutions for harsh and hazardous environments; and engineering services. Eaton is positioned through its global solutions to answer today’s most critical electrical power management challenges.   Eaton is a power management company with 2015 sales of US$20.9 billion. Eaton provides energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more efficiently, safely and sustainably. Eaton has approximately 97,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries. For more information, visit http://www.eaton.com/ Eaton Issues Urgent Call For A Focus On Power Management To Support Drive for Innovation During National Manufacturing Week 2016-05-08T22:03:51Z eaton-issues-urgent-call-for-a-focus-on-power-management-to-support-drive-for-innovation-during-national-manufacturing-week SYDNEY – 9 May 2016 - Budgeting for electricity, securing adequate electricity supplies and finding ways to use less power are all common topics of conversation among manufacturers when reviewing their power management requirements.  However, ensuring that the power their IT resources rely on is dependable for supporting both innovation as well as safety can sometimes be an after thought. That’s according to power management company, Eaton, which today has issued a reminder on the importance of power protection as the nation embarks on National Manufacturing Week being staged in Australia this week. Manufacturers invest large sums of money in their IT infrastructure as well as the power required to keep it functioning.  They court the investment to keep them productive and competitive.  However, leaving that infrastructure defenceless against electrical dips, spikes and interruptions is counter-productive to the business strategy at the same time as manufacturers are also seeking new ways to create product differentiation and drive innovation in the fast ramping digital economy. No manufacturer can afford to leave their IT assets unprotected from power issues and here are seven reasons why this is the case. 1. Even short outages can be trouble. Losing power for as little as a quarter second can trigger events that may keep IT equipment unavailable for anywhere from 15 minutes to many hours. And downtime is costly.  2. Utility power isn’t clean. In practice, electrical power can vary widely enough to cause significant problems for IT equipment. According to current U.S. standards, for example, voltages can vary up to 8.3 percent from absolute specifications. That means that utility services promising 208-phase voltage may actually deliver 191 to 220 volts.   3. Utility power isn’t 100 percent reliable. In the U.S., in fact, it’s only 99.9 percent reliable, which translates into a likely nine hours of utility outages every year. 4. The problems and risks are intensifying. Today’s storage systems, servers and network devices use components so small that they falter and fail under power conditions earlier-generation equipment easily withstood. 5. Generators and surge suppressors aren’t enough. Generators take time to startup, therefore there is a loss of AC power until the generator comes on-line, (typically 10 seconds), and they provide no protection from power spikes and other electrical disturbances. Generators however, are used to provide AC power during long utility power outages. Surge suppressors help with power spikes but not with issues like power loss, under-voltage and brownout conditions. 6. Availability is everything these days. Once, IT played a supporting role in the enterprise, but now it’s absolutely central to how most companies compete and win. When IT systems are down, core business processes quickly come to a standstill. 7. Availability is everything, but power costs must be managed. The cost of power and cooling has spiraled out of control in recent years. Data centre managers are typically held responsible for achieving high availability while simultaneously reducing power costs. Highly-efficient UPS systems can help with this goal, and products are available today that were not an option even a few years ago. Gordon Makryllos, ANZ Managing Director, Eaton, said, “To compete in today’s global economy, manufacturers need to have a power strategy which not only supports safety and collaboration, but one which can  provide a key platform for driving operational efficiency, agility, innovation and customer reach.   “National Manufacturing Week is an ideal time for Australia’s manufacturers and their supply chain partners to consider the following questions when it comes to power management: ·       Can a power outage occur tomorrow?  ·       Do we have any protection against a power outage?  ·       What safety risks could occur as a result of the power outage?  ·       What would be the cost in loss of production as a result of the power failure?  ·       How would our customers be impacted?  ·       What are the consequential losses incurred when experiencing ‘downtime’? ·       Impact of energy consumption on operating costs? ·       Do they have visibility of their entire IT infrastructure? ·       Are they getting real time information from their systems?  ·       Do they have enough uptime to implement the contingency plan? “Power Management technology will continue to develop throughout 2016 finding smarter ways to physically integrate the system into facilities and the software within manufacturers’ business systems. The upcoming election is also set to provide for greater clarity and stability on government energy management policy which has been ambiguous for a number of years. The greater certainty will allow manufacturers to place a renewed focus on power management plans and execute pending projects.” #### Eaton’s electrical business is a global leader with expertise in power distribution and circuit protection; backup power protection; control and automation; lighting and security; structural solutions and wiring devices; solutions for harsh and hazardous environments; and engineering services. Eaton is positioned through its global solutions to answer today’s most critical electrical power management challenges.  Eaton is a power management company with 2015 sales of US$20.9 billion. Eaton provides energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more efficiently, safely and sustainably. Eaton has approximately 97,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries. For more information, visit http://www.eaton.com/ Eaton Launches 2015 Local Power Distribution Product Catalogue Offering Users a Complete Guide to Safe, Reliable and Cost Effective Power Management Solutions 2015-09-24T02:58:21Z eaton-launches-2015-local-power-distribution-product-catalogue-offering-users-a-complete-guide-to-safe-reliable-and-cost-effective-power-management-solutions Power management company Eaton today announced it has a new, fully comprehensive Power Distribution product catalogue incorporating the company’s full range of power distribution solutions available throughout Australia.  A single point reference guide for electrical contractors, electrical wholesalers, switch board builders and consultants, the 2015 catalogue demonstrates the strength and depth of Eaton’s Australian Power Distribution portfolio. Comprising of four chapters, the catalogue includes all the updates and product changes from the last four years and unites market-leading Bussmann series circuit protection solutions with respected product names such as Cutler-Hammer, Holec and Moeller. “Eaton’s Bussmann series products reflect 100 years of industry leading fusible circuit protection,” said Mark Reed, marketing manager, Eaton. “Combined with our heritage in circuit breaker development, Eaton is a leading industry choice for fuses and breakers.”  Other new products included in the 2015 catalogue include: xDBW IP66 distribution boards, xCap chassis, IZMX ACB’s, Xiria E ring main unit and DG1 variable speed drives.  In addition to the above, the catalogue also includes an overview of Eaton’s local agency line, Kyoritsu, test and measurement products.  For further information or to download a copy of Eaton’s Australian Power Distribution catalogue, please visit: www.eatoncorp.com.au Eaton’s electrical business is a global leader with expertise in power distribution and circuit protection; backup power protection; control and automation; lighting and security; structural solutions and wiring devices; solutions for harsh and hazardous environments; and engineering services. Eaton is positioned through its global solutions to answer today’s most critical electrical power management challenges.  Eaton is a power management company with 2014 sales of US$22.6 billion. Eaton provides energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more efficiently, safely and sustainably. Eaton has approximately 102,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries. For more information, visit www.eaton.com Eaton’s New Metered, Switched and Managed Rack Power Distribution Units Put IT Professionals in Control 2015-09-20T22:37:58Z eaton-s-new-metered-switched-and-managed-rack-power-distribution-units-put-it-professionals-in-control-1 Power management company Eaton has added new Metered Outlet, Switched and Managed models to its award-winning range of rack power distribution units (PDUs).  As well as reliable and flexible power distribution, the latest models include new features that provide greater control at equipment level, enabling IT professionals to accurately monitor and control the power consumption of their IT equipment.  “These new models are the latest additions to our third generation of rack-based power distribution units, also known as enclosure power distribution units or ePDUs,” said Gordon Makryllos, ANZ Managing Director, Eaton.  “They offer customers the ability to optimise power usage, control costs and save time more effectively than ever before.”  As well as metering and switching of individual outlets, users can now group outlets together by pieces of IT equipment so that they can meter and switch equipment with multiple inputs over A and B feeds. This means they can get a clearer view of the power usage of their equipment together with the capacity available within their data centre and can save time by controlling certain operations, such as remote re-booting and scheduled shutdowns, more easily.   Eaton’s new Metered Outlet ePDUs allow energy usage of IT equipment to be monitored locally and remotely, making it easier to determine where energy savings can be made. In addition, since the meters are of billing grade accuracy, the readings can be used by in-house data centre operators to apportion costs between company departments and by co-location data centre operators to charge customers for energy usage.  The new Switched ePDUs incorporate metering and also allow power to individual servers to be turned on and off remotely. This is an important aid to efficiency, as servers that are not currently needed can easily be turned off, and non-essential equipment can be scheduled to shut down at times when it is not needed.  The new Managed ePDUs offer a combination of the Metered Outlet and Switched facilities. They provide independent power metering and switching for each individual output or piece of IT equipment. Detailed information about power usage is a valuable tool for increasing efficiency, and for reducing downtime, as it aids rapid fault location.  All of Eaton’s third generation of ePDUs can be viewed and managed through Eaton’s Intelligent Power Manager software that integrates easily with leading virtualisation dashboards. Network-connected models enable users of the software to automatically discover, monitor, mass update and mass configure multiple ePDUs. The whole range also offers space-saving 0U construction, patent pending eGrip plug retention and a maximum operating temperature of 60 ºC and was recently awarded a 2014 Data Center Excellence Award from infoTECH Spotlight and a 2015 Product of the Year Award from INTERNET TELEPHONY.  Eaton’s electrical business is a global leader with expertise in power distribution and circuit protection; backup power protection; control and automation; lighting and security; structural solutions and wiring devices; solutions for harsh and hazardous environments; and engineering services. Eaton is positioned through its global solutions to answer today’s most critical electrical power management challenges. Eaton is a power management company with 2014 sales of US$22.6 billion. Eaton provides energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more efficiently, safely and sustainably. Eaton has approximately 102,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries. For more information, visit www.eaton.com Eaton and SimpliVity Deliver First Power Management Solution Validated to Operate with a Hyperconverged Infrastructure 2015-09-13T22:09:40Z eaton-and-simplivity-deliver-first-power-management-solution-validated-to-operate-with-a-hyperconverged-infrastructure Power management company Eaton has announced its integrated power management solutions are validated to operate with SimpliVity’s leading hyperconverged infrastructure solution. The industry’s first power management solution to receive validation with a hyperconverged infrastructure, Eaton’s platform provides IT managers with advanced power monitoring and management capabilities.   Scalability is becoming increasingly important as enterprises continue to expand power management functionality to accommodate new architectures. Validating its key role in the evolution of hyperconverged infrastructure, Eaton’s integrated power management platform provides SimpliVity customers with greater availability, scalability and data protection, as well as integration with VMware vCenter™. This allows organisations to scale as they grow while maintaining uptime and enhancing business continuity.   “Eaton’s power management solutions deliver tremendous value for SimpliVity customers, offering advanced power management capabilities and protection for our hyperconverged platform,” said Scott Morris, vice president, Asia Pacific, Japan and China, SimpliVity. “Our platform delivers a total cost of ownership reduction of 300% and our collaboration with Eaton advances our enterprise resiliency and energy efficiency even further."   Eaton’s Intelligent Power Manager™ software, 5P UPS and ePDU® G3 rack power distribution units were used throughout validation testing for SimpliVity interoperability.   SimpliVity customers utilise Eaton’s Intelligent Power Manager software to provide automated virtual workload management during a power disruption. Providing the capability for SimpliVity end-users to trigger virtual machine (VM) live migrations or set specific times for VMs to shut down during a power event, Intelligent Power Manager software is engineered to keep critical applications up-and-running while gracefully shutting down non-essential machines for enhanced flexibility and protection.   “Eaton’s collaboration with SimpliVity takes hyperconverged infrastructure deployment to the next level, allowing customers to scale out their infrastructure with the same agility as expected from their IT solution,” said Gordon Makryllos, ANZ Managing Director, Eaton. “SimpliVity and Eaton’s seamless integration with vCenter drastically reduces the learning curve and cost of acquisition to achieve greater business value while leveraging the enterprise benefits of SimpliVity’s hyperconverged infrastructure.”   Eaton’s ePDU G3 portfolio of third generation rack power distribution units are designed to provide users with high-accuracy monitoring and control of power consumption at the individual outlet level. When paired with an Eaton environmental monitoring probe, SimpliVity users can configure automated actions and alerts when humidity and temperature threaten rack hardware.   Paired with Intelligent Power Manager software and a network card (optional), Eaton 5P UPS of 650-1550 VA power range is a complete solution for virtualised environments. For customers looking for more power Eaton offers Eaton 5PX UPS of 1500-3000 VA power range. The 5PX UPS has the same plug and play design as the 5P, but does not require a separate network card, which is included as a standard in Netpack versions of the product.   SimpliVity’s hyperconverged solutions provide cloud economics with enterprise performance, protection, efficiency and global unified management. By assimilating 8-12 core data center services on commodity x86 systems, including the hypervisor, compute, storage, network switching, native data protection, cloud gateway, caching, wide area network (WAN) optimisation, real-time deduplication and more, SimpliVity is able to simplify IT while lowering IT infrastructure costs.   Eaton’s electrical business is a global leader with expertise in power distribution and circuit protection; backup power protection; control and automation; lighting and security; structural solutions and wiring devices; solutions for harsh and hazardous environments; and engineering services. Eaton is positioned through its global solutions to answer today’s most critical electrical power management challenges. Eaton is a power management company with 2014 sales of US $22.6 billion. Eaton provides energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more efficiently, safely and sustainably. Eaton has approximately 102,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries. For more information, visit www.eaton.com <http://www.eaton.com/> . Eaton Corporation Announces Availability of New 9EHD Industrial UPS 2015-07-23T04:52:33Z eaton-corporation-announces-availability-of-new-9ehd-industrial-ups Power management company, Eaton, has launched a new range of high-efficiency “Heavy Duty” Uninterruptible Power Supplies (UPSs) developed to perform reliably in the toughest industrial environments.    The new 9EHD features Eaton’s tried and proven power conversion technology built into IP42 rated enclosures to provide continuous high efficiency operation in hot and dusty environments.    Available in three phase input/output ratings from 10-200kVA and single phase outputs up to 100kVA, the high density 9EHD combines a compact footprint with the ability to operate continuously in ambient temperatures of up to 50 degrees Celsius.  Its modular construction enhances its resilient design by enabling quick and easy service to provide a mean time to repair of less than 90 minutes.   With a transformer-free design and sophisticated sensing and control circuitry, the 9EHD is capable of achieving up to 98 percent efficiency, making it the most energy-efficient UPS in its class – whilst still providing maximum load protection. Advanced Battery Management technology counters the effects of high ambient temperature, extending battery life by up to 50 percent to lower the total cost of ownership (TCO) and enhance safety by reducing the possibility of thermal runaway.   For extremely critical applications requiring parallel redundancy, Eaton’s patented Hot Sync technology enables load sharing between parallel systems without the need for a dedicated communication line, thereby eliminating a potential single point of failure and increasing power availability.   All Eaton 9EHD series UPSs include a large graphical LCD panel that shows UPS status and allows easy access to measurements, controls and settings. As standard, the units have integral USB and RS232 ports as well as two Eaton Mini-Slots that can accommodate optional connectivity cards, including types for use with Ethernet and Modbus networks.   Extensive configurability, including options such as integral input, output or bypass transformers, conformal coating of printed circuit boards make the 9EHD suitable for a wide range of applications in the manufacturing, mining, oil and gas as well as in a range of additional vertical market segments.   Eaton’s electrical business is a global leader with expertise in power distribution and circuit protection; backup power protection; control and automation; lighting and security; structural solutions and wiring devices; solutions for harsh and hazardous environments; and engineering services. Eaton is positioned through its global solutions to answer today’s most critical electrical power management challenges. Eaton is a power management company with 2014 sales of US $22.6 billion. Eaton provides energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more efficiently, safely and sustainably. Eaton has approximately 102,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries. For more information, visit www.eaton.com   Eaton’s Latest Intelligent Power Manager Software Offers New Capabilities for Enhanced Business Value with VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager 2015-06-10T01:00:03Z eaton-s-latest-intelligent-power-manager-software-offers-new-capabilities-for-enhanced-business-value-with-vmware-vcenter-site-recovery-manager Power management company, Eaton, has announced the global launch of Intelligent Power Manager™ software version 1.5, building on its integration with VMware® vCenter™ Site Recovery Manager with new load-shedding capabilities designed to enhance business value while increasing efficiency, reliability and continuity to save end-users from data loss that can cost tens of thousands of dollars. Pre-configured to operate with VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager, Intelligent Power Manager software is designed to synchronise virtual machines (VMs) and automatically initiate the execution of a recovery plan to avoid data loss and reduce downtime during a power event. Eaton’s latest Intelligent Power Manager software version 1.5 builds on the robust platform, allowing data centre and IT managers to organise and prioritise groups of VMs within VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager. “Eaton’s latest Intelligent Power Manager software addresses key priorities in the data centre, simplifying power management processes and more importantly, maximising uptime and reliability to protect critical workloads,” said Michael Mallia, ANZ General Manager for Power Quality and Telecomms, Eaton.  “Enhancing operations and converged infrastructure deployment, Eaton’s newest solution helps customers maximise business value through product innovation and integration with major virtualisation platforms.” Providing capabilities for end-users to set specific times for VMs to shut down during a power event, Intelligent Power Manager software version 1.5 is engineered to keep critical applications up-and-running while shutting down non-essential machines for enhanced flexibility and protection. For increased ease of operation, Intelligent Power Manager software installs into several virtual management systems and can read attributes from both power equipment and environmental data such as temperature and humidity. Intelligent Power Manager software version 1.5 is optimised to work with Eaton power management solutions, including uninterruptible power systems (UPSs), enclosure power distribution units (ePDUs) and other power devices, through the VMware® vSphere® 5.5 virtualisation platform. Intelligent Power Manager software can be paired with Eaton’s latest ePDU® third-generation (G3) platform, offering end-users an integrated power management platform to monitor multiple units through virtualisation systems. Eaton is an Elite level member of the VMware Technology Alliance Partner program and its Intelligent Power Manager software is certified VMware Ready™, the highest level of endorsement for VMware based on a detailed validation process. Eaton’s Intelligent Power Manager software version 1.5 is available in a basic package that is free for up to 10 nodes, in addition to an advanced platform that offers end-users more functionality and features up to 100 nodes for an optimised power monitoring and management system. For more information about Eaton’s Intelligent Power Manager software, visit http://www.eaton.com/intelligentpower. For information regarding Eaton’s virtualisation capabilities, visit http://www.eaton.com/virtualization> . To learn more about Eaton’s power quality products and services, visit http://www.powerquality.eaton.com/ Eaton’s electrical business is a global leader with expertise in power distribution and circuit protection; backup power protection; control and automation; lighting and security; structural solutions and wiring devices; solutions for harsh and hazardous environments; and engineering services. Eaton is positioned through its global solutions to answer today’s most critical electrical power management challenges. Eaton is a power management company with 2014 sales of US $22.6 billion. Eaton provides energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more efficiently, safely and sustainably. Eaton has approximately 102,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries. For more information, visit www.eaton.com Power Outages Increase in Frequency in 2014 Thanks to Severe Weather and Human Error 2015-05-18T23:41:00Z power-outages-increase-in-frequency-in-2014-thanks-to-severe-weather-and-human-error The frequency, severity and human impact of power outages in Australia and New Zealand increased significantly in 2014 compared to previous years.  The number of outages across the region grew from 162 in 2013 to 201 in 2014.  The combined duration of blackouts increased from slightly more than four days to five-and-one-half days, and the number of people affected by outages grew from 1.2 million to an estimated 1.6 million. These are among the findings contained in the Australian and New Zealand Blackout Tracker Annual Report 2014, a yearly compilation of reported power outages prepared by diversified industrial manufacturer, Eaton Industries.    Trees and severe weather, such as wind, storms and heatwaves, were the primary cause of blackouts, accounting for 89 incidents last year.   Human error and/or faulty equipment came in at second place with 45 incidents.  Vehicle accidents were responsible for 21 outages, including one at Longburn on the North Island of New Zealand where a rubbish truck accidentally pulled down power lines, leaving 25 homes in the dark, and another at Myrtle Bank in South Australia when 2,000 people lost power when an ambulance crashed into a pole.    Animals figure highly among the more unusual causes of blackouts, providing proof that wildlife and energy infrastructure are a poor combination.  In Kingaroy, Queensland, a bat caused a 33-minute outage affecting 1,700 people when it landed on one power line and reached across to another.  In Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, up to 600 customers lost power for two hours after a rat came into contact with equipment, creating a fault on the high voltage network, while in Merivale on the South Island of New Zealand, a black swan cut power to 80 properties for four-and-one-half hours after it flew into power lines.   Other factors leading to outages include planned outages, over-demand and theft or vandalism due to “pot shots” at poles and cabling.   The five most significant outages reported across the region in 2014 were:  1. March 12 – Darwin, Northern Territory: A tripped circuit breaker cut power to 130,000 homes, forcing residents to suffer through a sweltering night without fans or air-conditioning.  2. January 15 – Melbourne, Victoria: More than 100,000 properties had their electricity reduced as the soaring mercury put too much demand on strained resources. Blackout locations were not revealed ahead of time, but Victorians were urged not to call emergency services or electricity companies.  3. November 28 – Brisbane, Queensland: Wind gusts in excess of 140km/h knocked out power to 90,000 customers. The insurance industry declared the storm a catastrophic event resulting in a multi-million dollar damage bill.  4. October 5 – Auckland, North Island: As many as 85,000 customers lost power —some for up to two days — when two fires damaged a substation.  5. February 13 – Broomehill West, Western Australia: An outage that was caused by a burnt power pole resulted in19 farms losing power for two days. Residents expressed frustration over a lack of information during the blackout.   Michael Mallia, General Manager, Power Quality & Telecoms, ANZ, Eaton said: “There's always a lot of interest in the lighter side of the Blackout Tracker, in the animals and unusual accidents  that lead to outages. What we shouldn't lose sight of is the impact of these events on individuals, businesses and the broader economy. Whatever their cause, blackouts, surges and spikes can cause irreparable damage and irretrievable loss of revenue in minutes.  There's a very real likelihood that as our weather becomes more unpredictable and storms more severe, the potential for power interruptions will increase.  Protecting your supply and taking steps to minimise downtime should be an essential part of risk management for any business today.”  About the report The Australian and New Zealand Blackout Tracker Annual Report 2014 brings together information from new services, newspapers, websites (including those of newspapers and TV stations) and personal accounts regarding the occurrence, cause and duration of power outages across the region.   To download the entire annual report, please visit www.eaton.com/blackouttracker. To learn about Eaton’s line of power quality products and services, visit Eaton’s web site at www.eaton.com/powerquality.  About Eaton Eaton’s electrical business is a global leader with expertise in power distribution and circuit protection; backup power protection; control and automation; lighting and security; structural solutions and wiring devices; solutions for harsh and hazardous environments; and engineering services. Eaton is positioned through its global solutions to answer today’s most critical electrical power management challenges.   Eaton is a power management company with 2014 sales of $22.6 billion. Eaton provides energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more efficiently, safely and sustainably. Eaton has approximately 102,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries. For more information, visit www.eaton.com.   Eaton Corporation Announces Availability of the ATS30 Compact Power Source Transfer Switch 2015-02-18T04:54:42Z eaton-corporation-announces-availability-of-the-ats30-compact-power-source-transfer-switch Sydney, 18 February 2015 - Power management company, Eaton has announced availability of the single phase Eaton ATS30 designed to provide power supply redundancy for single connection equipment.   Today, only advanced IT servers are typically equipped with a dual electrical power supply. The majority of network devices and entry-level servers have a single connection with only one electrical power input. The 30 amp rated single phase ATS enables power from two independent sources to be supplied to IT equipment, which have only one input power supply, effectively connecting the critical equipment to a redundant power supply. The Eaton ATS then controls the redundancy of this electrical power supply. If the primary source fails, it seamlessly transfers to the secondary source automatically and instantaneously. Measuring only 1U high, the unit can be installed easily within a server rack. LEDs indicate the status of the sources and the Eaton ATS, which also provides network connectivity as standard. This allows users to access, configure and manage units from remote locations. Simple and cost-effective, considering the advanced design of the Eaton ATS, the ATS30 Power Source Transfer Switch is highly competitive in price compared with the ‘dual power supply’ options available from suppliers of networking equipment.   The Eaton ATS30 Transfer Switch is available from Ingram Micro, Bluechip Infotech, Synnex, BMS Technology and Altech.  Recommended retail pricing is $2,100.   Eaton’s electrical business is a global leader with expertise in power distribution and circuit protection; backup power protection; control and automation; lighting and security; structural solutions and wiring devices; solutions for harsh and hazardous environments; and engineering services. Eaton is positioned through its global solutions to answer today’s most critical electrical power management challenges.   Eaton is a power management company with 2014 sales of $22.6 billion. Eaton provides energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more efficiently, safely and sustainably. Eaton has approximately 102,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries. For more information, visit www.eaton.com. Eaton’s New Third Generation Data Centre Power Distribution Units Reduce Cost of Network Infrastructure by 75 Per Cent 2014-08-19T01:21:03Z eaton-s-new-third-generation-data-centre-power-distribution-units-reduce-cost-of-network-infrastructure-by-75-per-cent Power management company, Eaton, has launched the ePDU G3 series, the company’s third generation power distribution technology which provides best-in-class power distribution and enables data centre and IT managers to effectively monitor and manage their rack environments.   Designed for easy and fast installation and increased reliability, the ePDU G3 can be deployed in the most demanding of locations, thanks to an ambient temperature operation rating of up to 60° celsius. At the same time, users also benefit from a reduction in the number of IP ports required to network administer intelligent models thanks to a daisy-chain capability of up to four ePDUs which also help reduce the cost of network infrastructure by 75 per cent. Key features include: -      Simplified colour coding and laser engraved chassis easily linking breakers to outlet groups -      True IEC Class 1 billing grade accuracy: Users can monitor their energy consumption (kWhr) plus V, W and A extremely accurately. -      Accidental disconnection of load cables is provisioned via integrated IEC outlet locking on every outlet. -      Zero downtime & very low MTTR: hot-swappable eNMC module, user replaceable without power interruption to the load equipment. -      Central monitoring and management interface. -      Low-profile form factor, ePDU does not unnecessarily protrude into the active IT equipment space of the rack causing airflow & cable management obstructions. -      Multiple mounting options available through a unique variable mounting system which can be mounted at any point on the ePDU, increasing flexibility. Rob Steel, Product Manager - Power Quality ANZ, Eaton Industries, said, “This third-generation power distribution technology provides IT and data centre managers with even more reliability, control and flexibility when looking to deploy power distribution and management for their comms room and data centre environments.  Users today continue to demand solutions which are simple to install and reduce operating costs but at the same time they want greater reliability.  This third-generation Eaton technology fulfils these requirements.”About Eaton Eaton’s electrical business is a global leader with expertise in power distribution and circuit protection; backup power protection; control and automation; lighting and security; structural solutions and wiring devices; solutions for harsh and hazardous environments; and engineering services. Eaton is positioned through its global solutions to answer today’s most critical electrical power management challenges. Eaton is a power management company with 2013 sales of US$22.0 billion. Eaton provides energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more efficiently, safely and sustainably. Eaton has approximately 103,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries. For more information, visit www.eaton.com Eaton’s New UPS Provides Boost to Power Performance, Management Flexibility 2014-08-03T22:12:38Z eaton-s-new-ups-provides-boost-to-power-performance-management-amp-flexibility SYDNEY, 4 August 2014 - Power management company, Eaton, today announced the launch of the Eaton 9E single phase UPS (Uninterruptable Power Supply) 6-20kVA online series targeted at the electrical distribution, contractor and wholesale markets.  Designed with an emphasis on simplicity and flexibility, 9E provides an all-in-one power protection and backup solution that increases flexibility of physical and electrical installation, whilst reducing cost. Key product features include: -       Increased kVA v kW ratings over its predecessor series -       Internal to UPS and external cabinet battery options to cater for a multitude of customer uptime requirements. -       Combo 1 phase/3 phase input terminals on 10-20kVA models -       Compatibility with standard Eaton network and industrial communication card accessories -       Compatibly with Eaton’s Intelligent Power Manager monitoring and management software -       User intuitive LCD display for diagnostics and status at a glance Typical applications include: -       Industrial automation & PLC systems -       Emergency Lighting -       Telecommunications -       Security Systems The Eaton 9E UPS constantly monitors power conditions and regulates voltage and frequency due to its online double conversion topology.   Rob Steel, Product Manager - Power Quality ANZ, Eaton Industries, said, “The new 9E series will enable Eaton’s electrical channel markets to easily select, configure and deploy highest level power quality solutions for increasingly cost-conscious end users.” The Eaton 9E series is available to source in Australia & New Zealand from Eaton’s electrical channel distribution specialists.About Eaton Eaton’s electrical business is a global leader with expertise in power distribution and circuit protection; backup power protection; control and automation; lighting and security; structural solutions and wiring devices; solutions for harsh and hazardous environments; and engineering services. Eaton is positioned through its global solutions to answer today’s most critical electrical power management challenges. Eaton is a power management company with 2013 sales of US$22.0 billion. Eaton provides energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more efficiently, safely and sustainably. Eaton has approximately 101,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries. For more information, visit www.eaton.com Eaton Helps Customers Slash Energy Costs with New Solar Charger Power Solution 2014-06-30T01:49:18Z eaton-helps-customers-slash-energy-costs-with-new-solar-charger-power-solution Power management company, Eaton, today announced the launch of a new fully integrated and flexible Hybrid Solar DC power solution which provides users with a mission critical remote and renewable power system. Compliant with international standards, the new Eaton ASC48–ES Solar Charger is designed for communications network operators who are striving to cut energy costs or are required to meet aggressive carbon footprint reduction targets. The Hybrid Solar DC power solution uses Eaton’s proven range of modular power building blocks and power chassis.  Key features include a high-performance Maximum Power Point Tracking (MPPT) function which can extract the maximum possible power from the solar panels. In addition, the solar charger features intelligent digital signal processing for enhanced control, producing peak efficiency in excess of 96 per cent for typical operating loads, while also maintaining a very high minimum operating efficiency of 95 to 96 per cent, over a wide range of loads (from 30 per cent to 100 per cent of the 2kW capacity). Users also benefit from combining the ASC48-ES with the Eaton SC200 controller providing a fully managed solution.  Full monitoring includes energy metering and logging on input and output. The ASC-48-ES is also fully compatible with existing 3G systems, including the Eaton APS3 and APS6 systems.  The output may be paralleled with one or two more rectifiers to produce a versatile power solution for both AC or generator power and solar power. This makes it an ideal solution for a fully integrated solar/diesel hybrid solution, or an AC powered system with solar added to reduce energy consumption.   Intelligent control in the SC200 allows optimal balance of solar energy and backup fuel. The solar charger is protected against input over-voltage, surges and over-temperature. It is rated for operation in temperatures at up to 70 degrees celsius. “Eaton has a long history of developing hybrid solar DC power solutions providing users with energy efficiency, reliability and safety.  At the same time, we recognise the challenges that are unique to different customers’ applications.  Australian and New Zealand businesses now have access to a fully integrated hybrid solar DC power system which provides an unbeatable power solution for mission critical off-grid installation,” said Darren Salter, Telecom Solutions Manager, Power Quality ANZ, Eaton Industries.About Eaton Eaton’s electrical business is a global leader with expertise in power distribution and circuit protection; backup power protection; control and automation; lighting and security; structural solutions and wiring devices; solutions for harsh and hazardous environments; and engineering services. Eaton is positioned through its global solutions to answer today’s most critical electrical power management challenges. Eaton is a power management company with 2013 sales of US$22.0 billion. Eaton provides energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more efficiently, safely and sustainably. Eaton has approximately 101,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries. For more information, visit www.eaton.com <http://www.eaton.com>  Eaton Expands Australian Distribution with Ingram Micro Appointment 2014-05-26T22:28:06Z eaton-expands-australian-distribution-with-ingram-micro-appointment Power management company, Eaton, today announced that it has appointed Ingram Micro as a new distributor in Australia.  Ingram Micro will distribute the full range of Eaton Power Quality products and services to the Australian IT reseller channel, including its data centre UPS technology, enclosures, power distribution units, software and connectivity products. “Ingram Micro brings a broad customer base for Eaton’s IT Power Management solutions, but there are also significant synergies with other vendor lines that Ingram Micro distributes. Our integration into VMware and Microsoft virtualisation platforms, along with our capabilities to integrate seamlessly into Cisco and EMC converged infrastructure solutions, will enable Ingram Micro’s partners to provide increased value to end users with accelerated deployment of resilient virtualisation and converged infrastructure systems,” said Michael Mallia, General Manager, Power Quality ANZ, Eaton Industries. Eaton will support Ingram Micro with dedicated account management for pre-sales and post-sales engineering, training, inventory and technical support.  Ingram Micro’s business partner community will also benefit from Eaton’s extensive training and certification program. David Lenz, Senior Director, Advanced Solutions Group, Ingram Micro, said, ”Eaton has a growing market presence and as an organisation we are always looking to extend our product portfolio to assist our customers with vendors eager to drive momentum. At the same time, we value the fact that Eaton has a strong channel approach and a desire to build success with distributors and resellers in Australia.   “The market is changing rapidly and by working with Eaton we will be able to provide resellers and ultimately end users with a best-of-breed solution and more choice in the market.” A core team at Ingram Micro will be aligned to Eaton and will work closely with the distributor’s existing commercial and SMB sales force to support its reseller base. About Eaton Eaton’s electrical business is a global leader with expertise in power distribution and circuit protection; backup power protection; control and automation; lighting and security; structural solutions and wiring devices; solutions for harsh and hazardous environments; and engineering services. Eaton is positioned through its global solutions to answer today’s most critical electrical power management challenges. Eaton is a power management company with 2013 sales of US$22.0 billion. Eaton provides energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more efficiently, safely and sustainably. Eaton has approximately 101,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries. For more information, visit www.eaton.com <http://www.eaton.com> About Ingram Micro Ingram Micro is the world’s largest wholesale technology distributor and a global leader in IT supply-chain and mobile device lifecycle services. As a vital link in the technology value chain, Ingram Micro creates sales and profitability opportunities for vendors and resellers through unique marketing programs, outsourced logistics and mobile solutions, technical support, financial services and product aggregation and distribution. The company is the only global broad-based IT distributor, serving approximately 170 countries on six continents with the world’s most comprehensive portfolio of IT products and services. Visit au.ingrammicro.com