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  • Survey: The Cost of a Power Cut to Your Business & Staff

    Survey: The Cost of a Power Cut to Your Business & Staff

    Take a moment to think about your work environment. How severely would being without electricity impact how you work? No computer, no router, no phone calls, message, emails… No kettle! The list goes on. Now imagine the impact if everyone you work with lost power at the same time.

    How many people do you work with? How many rely on powered systems? How many use local servers to store information? What impact would sustained downtime have on revenue? These are all essential questions business leaders need to be asking.

    But it’s not just your immediate tech that could go down with the power, but also mission-critical equipment like servers and networks. This could result in a significant loss of data and unsaved work. Even something as minor as fluctuations in voltage can damage servers, which corrupts data and can cause havoc. 

    Is your business protected from surges or prepared for power failures?

    UPS Systems surveyed 200 senior professionals in

  • How does a UPS work? | UPS Systems

    In simplest terms, an uninterruptible power supply (or UPS) is a device intended to prevent a loss of power that could cause damage or disruption to an electrical system. Essentially, it’s a backup battery in the event your mains supply has a problem and it can make sure critical systems stay active long enough to shut down – if you need prolonged power in the event of a disruption, you’d be best off looking at a generator as a UPS will protect you for only a few minutes.

    How does the flow of power work?

    To help explain, we have a video discussing what a UPS does to prevent loss of power.
  • What is a UPS Power Supply for Computers & Servers? | UPS Systems

    What Does UPS for Computers Stand For?What is a UPS for a computer

    In computer and server terms, UPS stands for “Uninterruptible Power Supply”. An Uninterruptible Power Supply is a piece of electrical apparatus that is designed to supply power in the event of a sudden disruption in the supply. A standby UPS tends to have a power supply with a relatively short battery runtime that gives you a few crucial minutes to safely shutdown or save work before the battery runs dry.

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    An easy example of this in practice is when you pull the power cord out of a laptop, the laptop stays on and switches seamlessly to the internal battery. This is what a UPS does for computers, servers and other sens
  • Why do you need Backup Power for your Data Centre?

    Why do you need Backup Power for your Data Centre?
    It is critically important that your data centre has 100% availability. It can be shown that an 80KW data centre will lose £44k during an outage. Furthermore, 60% of b
  • The future of edge data centres

    edge date centres in higher educationAs the internet matures, network traffic will continue to change shape as new technologies place new demands on existing networks. This means that infrastructure and our approach to it must adapt accordingly. Edge data centres bring lower latency and higher bandwidth to towns and cities, away from the core of the network. Therefore, increasing the number of edge data centres could be a way to meet these demands. Below we look at some of the key challenges we face and how the edge can help.

    Keeping the internet of things connected

    The challenge The internet of things (IoT) – the network of devices that add sensors and other capabilities to objects – continues to grow. With everything fro
  • Why should you have a service contract?

    Why should you have a service contract?
      You have bought a UPS and your systems are protected. Is that enough? We don't think it is. The reason is that the batteries cannot look after themselves. They do deplete. Fans will clog up and don't allow the UPS to maintain its temperature. At UPS Systems plc we have engineers who will come to your premises and will thoroughly check over the UPS. We also have emergency response engineers, who will be onsite in just 4 hours, 24/7. One of the benefits of using UP
  • Monitoring and maintenance for your edge data centre

    edge data in higher educationBy their nature, edge data centres can be in remote locations away from your core IT system. This makes remote monitoring essential to manage the uptime and efficiency of systems – particularly for critical applications. Maintenance and servicing can also be an issue for companies with multiple edge installations or long distances between offices. In these situations, it can be more cost effective to establish a service and maintenance contract than to rely on internal teams. Implementing a monitoring and maintenance programme that you can trust will help to ensure your edge data centres effectively support your business.

    Live monitoring for edge data centres

    Remote access to your server provided from within your
  • Powering the edge: designing standby power solutions for edge data centres

    edge date centres in higher educationThere are several essential requirements when it comes to designing data centres: power, cooling and network connectivity. It’s vital to ensure that your power supply is stable and sufficient and will prevent damage or data loss. In edge data centre applications where IT infrastructure is installed in non-standard locations, this can be particularly difficult. Off-the-shelf data centres can help to simplify the design, but these aren’t suitable for use in all situations. By understanding the current and future requirements of your system and the importance of the data and services it hosts, you can design a system that is robust and reliable.

    Understanding the power requirements for your edge data centre

  • What is an Edge Data Centre?

    What is an Edge Data Centre?
    Typically data centres have been very large and expensive facilities costing millions of pounds and taking anywhere up to 18 months to deploy. The recent boom in data traffic has meant the function of a data centre is being pushed ever closer to the end user and their operation. This has lead to edge computing. Our
  • How to keep on running during a power cut

    How to keep on running during a power cut
    While at the Dementia Care and Nursing Home Expo 2018, UPS Systems plc's Commercial Director Jack Ogden hosted a seminar on 'How to keep on running during a power cut.' The seminar covered why power protection, including generators and UPSs, is so important in the care sector. The seminar took place on 25th May 2018 at 11:45.

    If you have any questions please contact us here.

     
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