Power management company Eaton has achieved Vblock Ready certification for its integrated power management solutions suite, allowing customers to monitor and manage their VCE Vblock systems.

As the latest members of the VCE Technology Alliance Program (TAP), Eaton’s Intelligent Power Manager software and metered ePDU rack-based power distribution unit are the first products in the company’s portfolio to receive Vblock Ready certification.

“Eaton’s collaboration with VCE exemplifies the evolution of data center management, enabling customers to leverage the benefits of converged infrastructure while also protecting valuable IT and hardware equipment,” said Hervé Tardy, vice president and general manager, Distributed Power Quality Division at Eaton, in a statement. “Eaton is excited to deploy an integrated power management platform for Vblock Systems, helping customers increase efficiency and reliability for greater business value.”

According to Eaton, the certification enables it to provide more protection and monitoring options for advanced infrastructure deployment and give information technology and data center end users solutions to help eliminate downtime and keep systems running in case of an emergency. The solutions also allow Vblock System customers to consolidate non-critical workloads to extend battery runtime and deploy automatic live migration of virtual machines and movement of critical workloads, according to the company.

“VCE is pleased to welcome Eaton as a Technology Alliance Partner for Vblock Systems,” said DJ Long, senior director, Technology Alliances at VCE. “Eaton can now integrate its products with Vblock Systems, delivering transformative data center solutions for mutual customers that enable the agility, simplicity and economics of converged infrastructure with Eaton’s expertise in power management technologies.”