Commercial and public sector organisations invest a great deal of time, money and effort into ensuring their IT systems can scale as they grow. But many of them fail to check they have a scalable UPS solution as well. Whilst lengthy blackouts are thankfully a rare occurrence in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and other cities across Australia, even a short-term loss of power can have a devastating effect on sensitive equipment and compromise the integrity of data stored on corporate servers. If you want to ensure that critical equipment and information remains adequately protected as your systems grow, UPS scaling is a subject you will need to investigate. Below, we look at 4 things you should know about scalability and uninterruptible power supplies.
4 important facts about UPS scalability
What is a scalable UPS? It’s a system that is designed to grow at the same pace as your other IT systems. If you would like to make sure that you have a scalable UPS system in place to protect your IT equipment both now and in the future, consider the following key facts about UPS scalability:
If you are still using transformer-based units, you may wish to upgrade them. Whether working with standalone or modular systems, we recommend modern, transformer-less designs for all new projects that we undertake. They generate less heat, are smaller, and use less energy.
If you would rather over-specify to begin with, it is possible to use software scalability to ensure your energy usage is not unnecessarily high. A standalone unit capable of delivering twice as much energy as you currently need can be configured to operate at half power with the right software solution.
Whatever type of scalable UPS system you intend to deploy, it is essential to consider redundancy as your system grows. Simply by maintaining a constant level of redundancy in your UPS design, you can increase the mean time between failures by a factor of 3 to 6.
As highly-experienced UPS experts, we work with companies in many different industries, delivering quality UPS solutions that protect a diverse range of critical equipment. In our experience, modular systems are the best choice when building a scalable UPS solution because of the many advantages they offer. They allow you to match your UPS capacity with your energy requirements and are very easy to scale. Plus, hot-swappable units are also easier to service and maintain.
If you want to learn more about UPS scaling and why UPS Solutions is the specialist you should work with, please contact us now. You are also more than welcome to check out the FAQs, battery finder and other resources that you can find on our website.