Power Outages Leaving Your Data in the dark?

In All, Operate Efficiently, Plan Strategically by Mike Abbott

During a power outage, if not connected to a battery backup or uninterruptible power supply (UPS), your server operations stop abruptly and it is unable to complete proper power down sequences; consequently this can cause loss of data and could lead to operating system corruption.  Outfitting your server and network equipment with an appropriate sized UPS allows it to preserve in-process data during a power failure and gives it adequate time to fully shut down. 


What is the difference between size and capacity?  

UPS Size most often refers to how many Volt Amps (VA) it can support.  Maximum VA denotes the total amperage of the devices that can be connected.  VA can be found by multiplying the amount of amps the device uses by its voltage requirement (eg: 10amps * 120volts = 1200VA).  Capacity on the other hand is calculated by Watts and specifies the length of time the UPS can continue to run on battery power.  The higher the wattage requirements the faster the battery will drain.

What does this mean for you?

If you do not have a UPS system in place, you run the risk of losing data and corrupting equipment operating systems.  But that does not need to be the case. First Service offers many different battery backup solutions to fit all size needs.  We can evaluate your unique power requirements to make the best recommendations for your company.  Contact First Service today for more info.

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