Essential UPS Elements to Understand
In this age of digital transformation, when you’re increasingly relying on IT systems and data to keep your business running at peak efficiency, it’s more important than ever to ensure those systems can function even in the face of power disruptions.
That’s what uninterruptible power supplies (UPSs) are all about: supplying clean backup power to IT and other critical systems. In the face of a power disruption, a quality UPS can mean the difference between business as usual and lost data and hours of lost productivity.
UPSs can provide anywhere from a few minutes of backup power – enough to safely shut down workstations and servers or allow backup generators to kick in – up to several hours for certain equipment. Understanding how to choose a UPS that’s the best fit for your organization requires having a firm handle on how much power your IT and other critical systems draw and your tolerance for downtime for each application.
In this UPS buying guide, we’ll walk you through the UPS essentials and the buying criteria you need to consider to make an informed decision for your organization.