Is Your Network Business Critical?

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Is Your Network Business Critical?

Okay. So, a lot has changed in the last few months. There have been a great number of business items that have required your attention. This includes human resources, business and network infrastructure and navigating the ever-changing landscape of what the future might look like for new working norms.

With the business world trying to navigate the ‘new normal’, it may seem like a strange time to place UPS (Uninterruptible Power Supply) systems on the priority list. However, it is important to remember that a UPS often sustains the norm.

POWER SAGS, SURGES & SPIKES ON THE INCREASE

UPS equipment not only provides essential backup but also acts to deliver a clean source of power. This is especially crucial now, as more businesses get back to full operational capacity. Greater pressure is being placed on the national grid and an increased number of power sags, surges and spikes are already being recorded across the country.

BUSINESS CONTINUITY & THE COST OF DOWNTIME

The role that UPS systems play towards delivering business continuity is far greater than many realise. Whether the UPS unit is supporting a single PC, phone, network, a server or an entire electrical infrastructure, it plays a vital role. A UPS solution and a carefully planned power protection strategy will safeguard against any risk to loss of power and could save a business thousand of pounds in downtime.

At a time when many businesses are recovering and cash is king, this is even more pertinent. A small investment now, will pay dividends in the future. It is recommended that any essential equipment should be supported by a UPS.

KEY CONSIDERATIONS

This quick audit checklist will help to benchmark your current situation and evaluate risk:

  • Is your network business-critical?
  • Can the business afford the downtime if the equipment were to lose power?
  • Can the business afford the loss of data if systems were to fail without a safe shutdown?
  • Is there a UPS supporting critical equipment?
  • How old is the UPS?
  • If it’s (preference) over three years old, have the batteries been checked?
  • Has the UPS been left idle?
  • Is it still supporting the same load as when it was originally purchased? If not, it may not be fit for purpose.
  • Is the UPSs operating in a well-ventilated environment in order to prevent overheating and ultimately battery failure?

WHAT TO DO

For those that have been lucky enough to continue to operate as close to normal as possible, consideration must be paid to any changes to load input and the environment in which a UPS system is situated. Those that have had to face temporary or permanent closure must also be mindful of the condition of the UPS solution supporting their infrastructure. When a UPS is left idle, battery life is still being used and in older systems, three years and above, a UPS battery check is recommended.

Where businesses have remained fully operational, it will be important for them to review their load requirements to ensure that any backup power in place is still correctly sized. Backup power supplies are an integral part of business frameworks and cannot afford to be an oversight. CertaUPS has a range of single-phase UPS solutions from 800VA – 10kVA.

TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT UPS SYSTEMS, CHECK THE LINKS BELOW:

Introduction into UPS systems and CertaUPS: https://youtu.be/osHvLoBdRFA

CertaUPS Monitoring Quick Start Guide: https://youtu.be/6b0KQ5Jln5M

CertaUPS Advanced Monitoring Guide: https://youtu.be/bJOtX3aIMR8

Certa UPS, more information on Uninterruptible Power Supply: https://purdi.com/vendors/certaups/

To speak us about Uninterrupted Power Supply (UPS) and the CertaUPS technology portfolio, call the Sales team on +44(0) 1488 647 647 or email us directly at sales@purdi.com 

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