When the Olympic Torch was lit at Maracana Stadium in Rio the excitement was clear…there were almost a billion people around the world watching. For most people, the amount of effort required to keep things running can easily be taken for granted, but here at QPS we appreciate the behind-the-scenes efforts.
On a recent maintenance service visit, a client asked us, “What do I need this UPS system for, anyway? We already have a generator.”
If you’re unfamiliar with UPS systems, this is a logical question. What does a business really need a UPS for if they have a generator that will kick on if there’s a power outage? For any organization with mission-critical power needs, a UPS not only provides an uninterruptible power supply, but several other important functions that protect your short-term and long-term operations.
Today’s businesses are more reliant on technology than ever before. When it comes time to consider installation of an emergency power source, it is crucial to understand your organization’s cost of downtime.
The Ponemon Institute shows that the cost of downtime has increased substantially over the past few years. In fact, for data centers, the average cost is calculated at slightly more than $7,900 per minute – a 41% increase from 2010. Read more
Critical power systems like UPS systems, generators and power conditioners are highly complex. Simple installation does not always ensure your critical loads are protected. There are at least 12 things to consider if you’re going to install your own critical system.