Why should you have a UPS?
Imagine this, power to your office goes down... the server immediately powers off... when the power comes on you are missing data… your Exchange mail store won’t start... or worse yet, you are left with a server that won't even power on.
Sounds pretty extreme doesn’t it. Well you would be surprised, it happens all the time.
Why? The reason is often cost. Or more to the point, the false economy of saving a few hundreds of pounds for a UPS to protect the company’s servers, bred from misconceptions as to what a UPS really does for you.
Let us look at what a UPS is, and what it really does for you - and how having one could save you vast expense.
What is a UPS?
A UPS is more correctly known as an Uninterruptible Power Supply, it is a battery backup system, which is used to provide emergency power to anything that is plugged into it providing instantaneous protection from power interruptions, be these power failures or surges.
How does it work?
Well, a UPS' primary function is to provide short term power when the mains fails. However as bonus, most UPS will also protect against the most common power issues.
I will not bore you with the in depth electronic detail here!
What does this all mean?
In simplest terms, no company should be running its servers without suitable UPS protection - to do so is opening yourself up to potentially large and unwelcome problems and bills.
Article by Nick Freeman, IT Support Senior Technician.