Vertiv Streamlines UPS and rPDU Power Management Software with VMware vCenter Plugin


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Vertiv, a global provider of critical digital infrastructure and business continuity solutions, introduced the latest version of Vertiv Power Insight, which integrates directly with VMware vCenter Management Platform, the industry’s most popular centralized monitoring application. This is the first release of Vertiv Power Insight software to provide management functionality from a single screen in vCenter. Vertiv Power Insight v2.4 is available for download now from the Vertiv website.

Designed for users with distributed computing systems who require centralized management of their power infrastructure, Vertiv Power Insight is easy to install and use, and simplifies the management of UPS systems and rPDUs in these distributed and virtualized environments. With Vertiv Power Insight v2.4, data centers and IT managers can manage up to 100 devices, including Vertiv uninterruptible power supplies (UPS) and rack power distribution units (rPDUs) , directly from the Power Insight software or their vCenter application.

“Today’s networks are more powerful than ever, but also more complex and decentralized, relying on virtualization to maximize their efficiency and reliability. This evolution has reduced visibility into critical power protection equipment and limited organizations’ ability to respond quickly to issues. Vertiv Power Insight provides much-needed visibility and control that improves efficiency and availability,” said Ramesh Menon, vice president, single-phase UPS, Vertiv.

The key addition to Vertiv Power Insight v2.4 is the VMware vCenter plug-in for seamless integration with the VMware vCenter management platform. This enables single-view virtual machine monitoring, configuration, control, and shutdown and improves application availability through automatic virtual machine migration through VMware’s vMotion. The new version also includes alarm enhancements and management updates.

Vertiv Power Insight aggregates data from up to 100 devices, reducing the need for manual processes and simplifying decision making for IT managers. It automatically discovers devices added to the network and provides real-time alerts when issues arise, improving response times and helping organizations prevent or respond quickly to critical events. And, when needed, Vertiv Power Insight protects IT equipment, applications, and data by ensuring graceful shutdown of host and virtual machines.

“With the rapid increase in digitization of business processes, robust and reliable infrastructure solutions have become the backbone of all organizations operating remotely. Critical power solutions require a centralized management platform to ensuring that all IT and power infrastructure is running smoothly and that any discrepancies can be resolved immediately,” said Smrutiranjan Das, UPS Manager, IT and Management Systems Business, Vertiv. “Our new Vertiv Power Insight software seamlessly integrates with the VMware vCenter management platform, enabling automatic migration of virtual machines through VMware’s vMotion,” Das added.

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Alan A. Seibert