Monitored UPS Systems – providing the reliability needed

Reducing the risk of IT downtime

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Does your company monitor its power backup systems? If the answer is no remember that to ensure you are not running the risk of IT downtime you need to look beyond just installing an Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) appliance. The cost of basic UPS monitoring has dropped so much over recent years that it should always be included with the UPS system installation.

Monitoring your UPS can be done locally or remotely. If there is no permanent IT person on a site there is software that can ensure that administrators are remotely alerted, via email, to critical UPS alarms such as on-battery, replace battery, and overload. In addition, there are various software packages that can automatically shut down servers in the event of a power outage.

Most UPS devices also have the capability to house network cards that can report on information that is relevant to the integrity of the system, such as battery condition, run-time remaining, load levels, input voltage etc. In addition to this, environmental parameters such as room temperature and humidity can also be measured and reported on, which can help to extend the life of your UPS battery.

If you need support to choose a UPS system Ecl-ips has a range of devices we can supply. APC Smart-UPS™ appliances are trusted by millions of IT professionals throughout the world to protect equipment and critical data from costly interruptions by supplying network-grade power reliably and efficiently. They are available in a variety of forms factors and classes (entry level, standard and extended run) and there is a model for nearly every application and budget.

Installing entry level Smart-UPS models are an economical choice for small and medium businesses looking to protect small networking devices, point-of-sale (POS) equipment and entry level servers.  Standard models are the most popular UPS in the world for business servers, storage and network devices and have long been considered the benchmark for reliability and manageability. The extended run models accept external battery packs for long runtime to power critical servers, security and communication systems through outages that could last hours.

Ecl-ips can provide a full audit of your server room and ensure that all your real-time monitoring and power management systems are up to the standard required for your company. If you want to know more about how we can help you with choosing a UPS system or with any of your server room monitoring needs contact us.