MILPITAS, Calif., Feb. 26, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Virtual Power Systems (VPS),creator of Software Defined Power®, is collaborating with Artesyn Embedded Technologies, Inc. to accelerate smart power provisioning and dynamic IT workload orchestration in data center environments. The integration of VPS' Intelligent Control of Energy (ICE) platform into Artesyn's family of power conversion systems will produce dramatic improvements in energy utilization and distributed power management.
"We're looking forward to adding Artesyn to our growing ecosystem of technology innovators," said Steve Houck, CEO of Virtual Power Systems. "Embedding Software Defined Power into Artesyn's energy storage systems would enable power to be allocated where and when it's needed through a layer of software intelligence and virtualization. This will drive the delivery of unique power distribution systems that will bring a new level of power awareness to data centers."
VPS' SDP platform also incorporates artificial intelligence to provide granular visibility and real-time energy reallocation based on capacity demands. Artesyn's SDP-enabled power solutions will be able to identify, aggregate and pool sources of stranded power, resulting in capacity being redistributed to any rack, node, workload or circuit on demand. The integration of SDP with leading power systems enables data center operators to dramatically reduce data center capital and operational expenses while improving energy utilization for data centers of any size and scale.
"The Software Defined Power advantage is clear and compelling," said Brian Korn, Senior Director, Data Center Solutions, Artesyn. "Leveraging Artesyn's managed power and battery backup solutions with VPS will enable delivery of the final pillar in an overarching Software Defined Data Center strategy. The result will boost workload reliability well beyond what can be accomplished currently with just storage, memory and compute."
Artesyn customers also will benefit from specific ICE functionality, including peak shaving, phase balancing, dynamic power for improved rack density and workload orchestration with VMware.
About Virtual Power Systems Virtual Power Systems (VPS) is transforming how next-generation datacenter and cloud providers provision, manage and utilize power capacity with its ground-breaking Software Defined Power® and Intelligent Control of Energy® (ICE) technology platform. VPS eliminates the need to over-provision power as ICE dynamically adjusts power delivery as demand fluctuates across data-center workloads, servers and racks. ICE enables data center and cloud providers to generate significant additional revenue within existing power and IT footprints while avoiding millions of dollars in capital expenditures and operating expenses. Additionally, VPS empowers enterprise customers to reduce power infrastructure wait times and costs. To accelerate market adoption, VPS is developing a robust partner ecosystem, which includes Artesyn, CUI, HP Enterprise, Intel, Lenovo, and Schneider Electric.