Benefits of an Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) for your business

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Benefits of an Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) for your business

The wild weather we have been experiencing in South East Queensland is a timely reminder to ensure that your critical IT infrastructure is protected from power surges and power outages.

Power outages caused by natural disasters such as storms. lightning strikes and flooding are inevitable during storm season. There’s very little you can do to prevent the outages themselves from happening, but you can avoid damage to your business by using an Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS).

What is an uninterruptible power supply?

An uninterruptible power supply is an essential piece of hardware that protects both your technology and your data. It provides a backup power source in case of main power failures caused by electrical current problems such as blackouts, brownouts, and power spikes. 

Servers, NAS', Switches and Firewalls are mandatory items for power protection and battery backup but you may also find that you have desktop PC's that are critical to your business continuity that you also want to have protected by a UPS.

Benefits of having UPS

Unexpected computer shutdown can cause damage to your computer hardware and can make you lose unsaved data. Power outages can damage or completely destroy electronic equipment, especially computers.

Uninterrupted power flow during power surges

When you have UPS, the voltage that passes from the main electrical lines to your devices is consistently stabilised to ensure uninterrupted power flow, this means your devices will continue to run in the event of minor outages lasting no more than a few seconds. This protects your technology equipment from power surges which happen when the voltage in other equipment suddenly rises.

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It normalises power levels so that your computers are protected against brownouts and surges caused by lightning or an abnormal power supply. This can be caused by storms, the subsequent power works or being in an industrial or high power noise area.

Instant power during brownouts

An uninterruptible power supply guarantees your business' continuity in the event of a power outage it either gives you enough time to shut down your equipment safely or can be tailored to provide run time as long as your business requires.

Does your business need a UPS?

If you’re purchasing new computers or a server for your business, a UPS is an invaluable add-on. However, if you have an existing UPS it is advisable that you have the batteries checked before this coming storm season as they may need replacing and Keyspace can also check your UPS to ensure it is adequate for your needs.

We can provide a UPS that suits your needs including power surge protection and appropriate run time for your technology equipment, give us a call on 1300 797 300   today to discuss your UPS needs before this storm season.