A power outage due to stormy weather, flooding, the electricity grid going down or even a minor short circuit in the office is but inevitable. When this happens, you can either watch in relief as your employees are able to safely operate your IT or panic about the data loss your business will have suffered.
An Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) is an absolute must-have for all businesses that rely on IT. If you operate a server – regardless of it being a small backup NAS or custom server racks – a UPS is an absolute necessity!
What is an Uninterruptible Power Supply?
A UPS at its core is comprised of a rectifier > battery pack > inverter. The rectifier receives alternating current (AC) from the wall outlet and converts it into direct current (DC) to charge the batteries. When the UPS detects power loss from the wall, the inverter converts DC power from the battery pack to AC electricity to power your IT systems.
UPSs are available in a lot of different configurations. Ask your IT solutions provider in Toronto about the kind of UPS you should get for your facility. Typically, a business will use a large battery pack for critical server and operations IT. It may use a smaller UPS system for individual computers.
What are the benefits of having a UPS for your business?
UPS systems help prevent data loss, data corruption, and permit key operational systems to keep functioning unaffected by a power outage or blackout. Here are some of the main benefits of using a UPS system at your office. Since they are available in many different configurations, speak to a managed IT services provider in Toronto about the system is right for your business.
- Continued operation and controlled shutdowns
Though a blackout is short, said to be an average of 147 minutes in Canada, the risk of data loss is equally great when the power cuts out for even a split second. At a minimum, a UPS gives your employees the time to save their data and turn off their systems safely. In the case of servers, continuity is essential as data stored across multiple drives can become corrupted. Also, for businesses some key systems must remain operational, for instance hosting services.
- Refined power
A UPS conditions the electrical supply from the wall before it is fed to sensitive electronics. Changes in voltage, however minor, and erratic current have a detrimental impact on circuit boards, which are designed to operate within tight electrical tolerances. As such, a UPS can help increase the life of your systems and reduce the risk of unexpected hardware failure.
- Power supply monitored by IT solutions company in Toronto
Modern UPS systems are not standalone devices plugged into the wall and forgotten they are closely integrated into IT setups. Your managed IT services provider in Toronto will keep a close eye on the electrical supply and ensure seamless operation for your business.
Does your business need a UPS?
Every business can benefit from UPS systems. Speak to an experienced IT consulting company in Toronto about an affordable UPS setup that fulfills your needs and is cost-effective. Establishments such as hospitals, financial companies, universities and businesses dependent on data critical tasks have an obvious UPS requirement. Media and marketing companies must ensure uptime and can add a layer of protection to their operations with a UPS too.
Speak to IT consulting in Toronto
Speak to an experienced IT consulting company in Toronto like NUMENTIS about your UPS. We integrate and maintain UPS systems for all requirements and systems.