A loss of power, even momentarily, can cause IT systems and sensitive equipment to crash causing serious business disruption or data loss. A UPS maintains power by switching instantaneously to batteries in the event of a power failure, or even just a dip in power (a brownout). They also condition the power supply to reduce unwanted spikes and harmonics, which can also cause damage to your equipment.
How large will the Servers and Networking UPS need to be?
When sizing uninterruptible power supplies for network servers and LANs, it is important to remember to allow for enough output sockets and size the UPS accordingly for the peripherals including switches, hubs and routers.
Assuming 300W for a server, the following table provides some guidance on which UPS size to select.
Servers and Networking UPS can be floor standing or rackmount in a format with some offering a dual feature that allows them to be installed in either format, normally with a front panel display that can rotate to accommodate the installation type.UPS Systems can ship an off-the-shelf box for your network server installation or provide a complete electrical installation and commissioning service.