Installing a UPS system for your data centre is a smart move with power outages and surges being a real concern. You never know when you might lose power that shuts down your systems unexpectedly. This can result in lost data and a variety of other problems. Surges, spikes and similar problems can do a lot of damage to your system, resulting in extra expenses for your company and if data is lost it could turn into a nightmare.
A UPS system helps to protect your company from these problems by sending a study flow of current to your system, which will prevent the spikes and surges from reaching your data centre. It also kicks in during power outages to prevent your systems from abruptly shutting down. It will power your system long enough for your backup generator to kick in or for you to shut your system down right to prevent data lose or damage.
Before choosing a UPS system, you need to understand how your equipment works and what it needs to function efficiently. The first thing to look at is the size of your company. If you have a small or midsize company, your needs won’t be the same as a large corporation that must run constantly to avoid losing thousands of dollars due to even a short period of downtime.
The type of equipment you use is also important? If it is highly sensitive and spikes or surges can cause damage, then you’ll need a UPS system that protects against these as well as outages and not all of them do. Space and cooling infrastructure also play a role in choosing the best UPS system for your business.
You also need to consider the growth of your business because if you expect your company to grow over the next few years, your data centre will grow as well. If you plan for this now and choose a system that will handle the expected growth needs, you won’t have to upgrade your system in the near future. The complexity of the design and environmental impact are also things to consider.
Choosing the best UPS system for your data centre can be a complicated process, especially if you have a large business. It may be in your best interest to have a technician perform an onsite survey to determine your needs and make a recommendation based on the information they gather. This way, you have a guarantee that your system will meet your needs.