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Eaton Introduces New Rack Automatic Transfer Switch for Critical Equipment Power Redundancy in Data Centers
Posted: Tue May 26, 2015 02:44:31 PM


Date: May 26, 2015

RALEIGH, N.C. ... Power management company Eaton today announced the introduction of its eATS30 Monitored platform for data centers in North and South America. Designed to switch non-phase alternating current (AC) power sources in the event of a power failure, Eatonís latest rack automatic transfer switch (ATS) is designed to allow for consistently resilient uptime for equipment with a single power supply.

Eatonís newest offering is especially valuable to mission critical facilities that require consistent, 24/7 uptime for reliable critical data protection. Eatonís new eATS30 monitored solution features a network communication card that alerts information technology (IT) and data center managers in the event of a power drop, while also providing the intelligence to sense the proper conditions and initiate a transfer and retransfer of the switch to keep devices working properly.

ďWith intelligent network connectivity and rapid transfer times, the eATS30 expands Eatonís best-in-class solutions to save time, save money and reduce risk in IT environments with single power-supply devices,Ē said Joe Skorjanec, product manager, Eaton. ďIn the case of a power outage, the eATS30 is designed to automatically transfer power from the primary source to a secondary source to allow for continuous uptime and business continuity.Ē

Eatonís network-connected eATS30 monitored solution delivers a fast 10 millisecond transfer time to allow power supplies to stay on during transfer. This design allows critical equipment to operate at all times. It is increasingly common to find single power supplies on IT equipment, which becomes a single point of failure when power is interrupted. The eATS30 adds dual source redundancy or acts as a UPS maintenance bypass, offering a way to maintain power to the equipment.

The eATS30 monitored solution is optimized to work with Eatonís power management solutions, including power distribution units (PDUs), uninterruptible power systems (UPSs) and other power devices for a synchronized architecture to ensure consistent, reliable uptime. The eATS30 can be paired with Eatonís latest ePDUģ third-generation (G3) platform to distribute power to multiple devices. This can be monitored through Intelligent Power Managerô software, offering end-users an integrated power management system that is virtualization ready.

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