Software Defined Power Integrated with VMware vCenter Platform

September 18, 2018 by Paul Shepard

Virtual Power Systems, creator of Software Defined Power® (SDP), today announced the successful integration of its Intelligent Control of Energy® (ICE) platform with VMware vCenter Server to automate IT workload migration based on power optimization and availability.

With VMware vCenter integration, VPS can accelerate power provisioning in real time to support the rapid deployment of important IT workloads. Because power and cooling typically costs more than the IT equipment it supports, application deployment often can be delayed, resulting in lost revenue. The ability to automatically reallocate power, as needed, not only improves time to revenue and cash flow, it drives rapid return on invested capital while yielding increased competitive advantage.

"VPS continues to make major strides in enabling effective consumption of additional capacity by intelligent orchestration of workloads to match power availability across the data center," said Karimulla Shaikh, CTO of Virtual Power Systems.

"Faced with any power constraint, ICE's smart algorithms and pioneering VMware integration will automatically migrate workloads to other locations, ensuring seamless operation and optimized energy utilization," Shaikh added.

VPS' groundbreaking SDP platform already automatically identifies, aggregates and pools all sources of stranded power within a data center and routes energy on-demand to racks, nodes, workloads or circuits in real time. Using machine learning and predictive analytics, ICE reallocates power according to capacity and availability demands while reducing the cost of data center capital and operational expenses by up to 50 percent.

Integration with VMware vCenter is scheduled for delivery with the next version of VPS' ICE platform, slated for general availability in October.