February 28, 2018
Do I Need A UPS System?
You would be surprised by how many people ask this question. Simply put, if you’re asking, the answer is probably, YES!
An uninterruptible power supply system is a wise investment for companies looking to protect themselves from costly downtimes. Without a UPS system, you are putting yourself a greater risk of losing data should you lose power abruptly, damage happening to your equipment that is connected to the power source, and additional downtime spent rebooting systems.
The Important Stuff You Need to Know!
A UPS system performs these three basic functions:
- Preventing hardware damage typically caused by surges and spikes. Many UPS models continually condition incoming power as well.
- Preventing data loss and corruption. Without a UPS, devices that are subjected to a hard system shutdown can lose data completely or have it corrupted. In conjunction with power management software, a UPS can facilitate a graceful system shutdown.
- Providing availability for networks and other applications while preventing downtime. In some cases, they provide enough battery runtime to ride through brief outages; in other cases, they provide hours of runtime to ride through extended power outages. UPSs are also paired with generators to provide enough time for them to power up.
Remember, a UPS system is a wise – and needed – investment to protect your business.