Eaton and Cisco

Manage power smarter across Cisco platforms

Cisco Solutions Partner

Eaton helps maximize the value of your investment by offering fully integrated, scalable solutions that simplify power complexity for your network, integrated infrastructure or entire data center.

Integrated Infrastructures are designed to be resilient but still need clean power to operate without interruption. Think of Eaton as the fifth element of a complete integrated infrastructure, providing, distributing and managing power alongside servers, storage, networking and virtualization. Without Eaton, your integrated infrastructure system will be missing the crucial fifth element that ensures it’s available and running for you at critical times.

Eaton Intelligent Power Manager (IPM) software integrates with Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) to give you unprecedented control against damage and downtime within your IT environment. With this integration, we ensure safe operation and business continuity and together with Cisco, we help you save time, save money and reduce risk.

IPM collaborates with Cisco UCS Manager to enable you to set power consumption limits to each UCS blade or rack server. By consuming less energy, the server will need less power during an outage, conserving battery runtime and maximizing your system uptime. Additionally the server will expend less heat which helps regulate rack temperature.

As a Solution Partner and provider of products designated as Cisco Compatible, Eaton offers power management technologies that allow Eaton and Cisco customers to protect their valuable data and equipment from unpredictable power events that can lead to costly business interruption and downtime.


Solution Overview

  • Cisco and Eaton solution overview Download
  • Cisco and Eaton sales accelerator Download
  • Eaton enhances Cisco integrated infrastructure performance Download
  • Vblock powered by Eaton technology Download
  • IPM in Cisco UCS environment overview Download

White Paper

  • How to enhance hyperconvergence with infrastructure management Download

Reference Architectures

  • Cisco HyperFlex System - capacity-intensive cluster Download
  • Cisco HyperFlex System - compute-intensive hybrid cluster Download
  • Cisco HyperFlex System - small footprint using HX220c nodes Download
  • Eaton power for Small FlexPod (110 VMs) Download
  • Eaton power for Medium FlexPod (400 VMs) Download
  • Eaton power for Large FlexPod (550 VMs) Download
  • Eaton power with medium FlexPod Express configuration with redundant power Download
  • Eaton power with small FlexPod Express configuration with redundant power Download


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  • Eaton and Cisco: Partner Summit 2016 Watch