Students, faculty and staff require always-up networks and technology every day. A smart power infrastructure saves you time and money and reduces the risk of downtime, ensuring a highly available network that enriches the educational process and empowers students, faculty and staff through instant and continuous access to technology. Eaton offers a full range of power solutions to ensure consistent access to the network.
Washington Unified School District (WUSD) in Sacramento, CA has a population of over 7,000 students and 800 employees. With seven elementary schools, a comprehensive high school, an alternative high school, an independent study program and an adult education program, with plans for more schools in progress, it is obvious that consistent access power is a critical need for the school district. Ensuring that its data center remains up and running at all times is an assignment WUSD takes seriously. The fully virtualized VMware®-based data center houses all of their critical services, like multiple active directories, web services, student information systems and the phone system. For years, WUSD searched for the right uninterruptible power system (UPS) solution for their demanding data center environment. The perfect UPS would keep everything backed up and provide consistent uptime, while also seamlessly managing the virtual environment.
The Eaton 9390 UPS, installed in the data center in 2012, is the solution they were looking for. It delivers a best-in-class combination of power performance, battery management, scalable architecture, flexibility, power density and warranty and service - all extremely important to WUSD. A key driving factor behind the selection of the unit was also the Eaton Intelligent Power Software (IPS) Suite. Integrating with VMware, Microsoft®, Red Hat® and Xen®, IPS provides all of the tools needed to monitor and manage power devices across the network, even in virtualized environments like the one WUSD uses.
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