As a power guardian, UPS provides stable, uninterrupted power supply for critical load equipment in each industry, protecting equipment from overload, short circuit, surge impact and other electrical hazards, to ensure the normal operation of the business. With the rapid development of cloud applications and cloud hosting, the protection of connectivity and data storage devices is critical.
How to choose ups that is suit to their own business needs? Note the following four key factors.
1. UPS Scale
Relevant research shows that the number of mobile devices will soon exceed the global population. The era of equipment (BYOD) and mobile devices poses a huge challenge for IT managers to stabilize their corporate networks and connectivity. Protecting storage and network devices, broadband connections, access points, modems, and routers from potential damage caused by power transients and maintaining business continuity is also critical, in addition to ensuring proper operation of the server. It should take into account the growth rate of IT infrastructure to determine the size of the UPS infrastructure and determine how much "redundancy" is needed for short-term growth.
2. UPS Extensibility
If the enterprise can not predict the future of its own IT infrastructure, then the use of extendable standard UPS is a way; but if the future demand is uncertain or only rapid growth, modular UPS can provide an effective solution for the enterprise. Extendable UPS supports future load and operation expansion by adding power modular cabinet instead of system-wide replacement. On-demand payments help to match UPS and IT power, improve system efficiency, and minimize operational costs.
3. UPS Backup Time
In the United States, most of the power outages last for 5 minutes to 1 hour. In response to prolonged power outages, the data center needs to be equipped with multiple utility inputs or standby generators. As the ATS or standby generator can complete the switch or start within 1 minute, UPS usually just needs to configure 5 to 15 minutes energy storage battery. At the same time, UPS should be compatible with lead-acid batteries and lithium batteries to meet the needs of future energy storage development.
4. UPS Management
DCIM data center management software that provides easy remote monitoring and control for IT administrators while active battery and environmental diagnostics can significantly reduce downtime; advanced UPS management helps optimize system operation, secure shutdown systems, protect data and equipment from crash caused by a power outage.