Emergency Power for Data Centers

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In our cloud-based digital world, data must be available 24 hours a day, seven days a week—no matter the state of the electrical grid. Computer downtime not only upsets production, but also negatively affects customer goodwill—quickly affecting an organization’s bottom line. In fact, according to the Meta Group, the cost of downtime can average a million dollars per hour for a typical data center. For this reason, Global Industry Analysts, a marketing research firm, predicts that the global uninterruptible power supply (UPS) market will reach $14 billion (USD) by 2017. However, it is important to know that not all static UPS systems are created equal.

In choosing a backup power solution that makes the best sense, reliability, efficiency, maintenance, and return on investment are key considerations. Additionally, lowering a facility’s energy footprint through conservation is an important goal; however, not at the expense of reliability.

This feature in Intelligent Power Today Magazine will discuss how advances in three-phase static UPS systems offer increased reliability and efficiency through smarter engineering, mitigation of power losses, and improved power conversion processes that result in higher overall efficiencies.

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