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Building in standby power redundancy for greater protection levels

For greater assurance of 24/7 power availability at all times, standby power redundancy has now become commonplace in many systems that require 99.99% uptime.

Standby power redundancy is often included within a system at UPS level but can also be added at generator level.

Should there be a failure within one system, there is always a secondary backup system able to accept the power load.

This can also be beneficial during maintenance where if one system is being serviced, there is always a “live” system available should mains power fail.

Commonly termed “N+1” (incorporating 2 mirrored systems) standby power redundancy can be extended even further to N+2 or even N+3 configurations to cover ultra-critical systems and provide almost 100% “guaranteed” power cover should standby power be required.

Redundancy is essential for mission-critical applications, such as in data centres or in demanding environments like industrial process control where downtime for any reason is a costly and unwelcome interruption.

In an IT environment, this design is complementary to the RAID array and hot-standby fileservers and like those technologies is directed to removing single point-of-failure weaknesses.

For advice and assistance on all of your standby power requirements, please contact us via telephone or via our online contact form or let us call you back. 

UPS Systems plc supply a range of UPS systems and generators for standby power redundancy from a variety of manufacturers including, Eaton UPS, APC UPS, Riello UPS, Vertiv UPS, Pramac generator, AKSA generator, Hyundai generator and more. You can shop here or contact us above.