What is UPS?

UPS

In the data centre space, UPSs assume an even greater role as they can prevent millions and even billions of dollars from being lost due to downtime. They help keep IT workloads online and also protect data centre hardware.

As a result, data centre UPSs help providers avoid damaging their SLAs with expensive outcomes caused by a power interruption or power surge.

A rectifier built in the data centre’s UPS converts incoming alternating current power to direct current power, and converts it back with an inverter.

Power is sent from the UPS to the hardware via the converters and a bypass circuit.

There are also three specific types of data centre UPSs available in the market. These are: off-line UPS systems, line-interactive UPSs, and double-conversion UPSs.

As of January 2016, UPSs can be the one thing preventing a data centre from being faced with a $740,357 bill in case of an outage.

According to the Ponemon Institute, that is how much the average cost of a data centre outage today is. This is a 38% increase compared to 2010, when it was $505,502.

Downtime costs for the most data centre-dependent businesses are also rising faster than average.

Technology Term:

Uninterruptible Power Supply

Standard Definition Exists?

No

Accepted Acronym:

UPS

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