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This webinar was presented on June 18, 2014. To view the recording, click the play icon in the center of the image above.

Are Data Centers Trusting Their UPS Systems Too Much?

Data centers deploy large and expensive battery-based Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) systems to ensure continuous service to a demanding customer base. To meet expectations for 100% uptime, facility managers trade electrical efficiency for the assurance of knowing that their backup systems will start the millisecond they are needed.

Efforts to introduce ‘green’ or ‘eco-mode’ UPS systems have generally been rejected as too risky. However, in their effort to play it safe, facility managers are actually exposing data centers to an increased risk of unplanned outages by relying on their UPS systems to do something they are not specifically designed to do – continuously monitor and condition power.

Our calculations suggest the standard design and implementation of UPS systems costs the average data center more than $1.8 million over a typical 10-year system lifespan. Increased maintenance, unnecessary electricity usage and, perhaps most seriously, unplanned outages due directly to the failure of overtaxed UPS systems, all contribute to this total.

In this webinar we discuss the data and field experience we used to arrive at this stunning conclusion. And we offer a cost-effective and tested solution – the inclusion of electronic voltage regulators (EVRs) as part of a standard power-backup system design.