Eaton donates hardware to Debian
March 21st, 2013
Eaton, a global technology leader in electrical products and long time Debian partner, has donated several large-capacity uninterruptible power supplies (UPSs) and intelligent power distribution units (PDUs) for Debian's core infrastructure located in Darmstadt, Germany and Vienna, Austria.
Not only do we, at Eaton, strongly back the principle
of freely available open source software, we are also
finding that our customers increasingly prefer to work with
open source packages, especially with Linux and related
systems, said Arnaud Quette, Eaton Opensource Solutions
Lead and Debian Developer.
Most Debian porter machines and Debian auto-builder
machines are not equipped with out of band management access
or remote power control.
Eaton's donation gives us this capability, significantly
improving our ability to operate our infrastructure
efficiently and effectively, without having to disturb the
staff of our hosting partners. We are very appreciative of
this generous donation, said Martin Zobel-Helas, member
of the Debian System Administration team.
Eaton is a diversified power management company providing energy-efficient solutions that help its customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power. Eaton has approximately 103,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries. For more information, visit www.eaton.com.
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