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.

About Eaton

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

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