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 back-up 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 down-time 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.

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