Daily Tip: UPS Checklist

entrust-LCD-front-smallI’m more optimist than pessimist, but that doesn’t mean I’m going to ignore the probability of power outages, surges, and spikes in my data center. By planning ahead and making sure that your UPS systems are prepared you can align quite a bit more protection for you and your data.

  1. Power and Load Capacity

    Start with the basics. Figure out the amount of uptime desired and kW load that would be needed. If your current UPS doesn’t live up to the goals you’ve outlined, it’s time to get on the hunt for one that does.

  2. UPS Features

    Whatever you UPS you have, it needs to be able to handle virtually any power anomaly. Study the configuration, and the redundancy options for the UPS and always consider an Energy Star Rated version as these units can certainly save you quite a bit in energy costs throughout the year.

  3. Unit Protection

    The manufacturer warranty is going to be worth it’s weight in gold, so narrow your list of UPS options based on the warranty. But in doing so make sure you read the fine print as there are typically requirements associated to void the insurance and warranty.

  4. Modular Design

    As quick as technology expands in a data center it’s best to look for a UPS that is based on a modular design. You always want to plan for future growth and even the unexpected future equipment that could be integrated. Having a modular design will allow you more flexibility and reduce future costs.

We know that some customers have never purchased a UPS before and need help from start to finish. We’re here to help in any way we can. Talk to an expert at Rackmount Solutions by calling 1-800-352-6631 or by completing the contact us form below.

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