Choosing the right UPS to protect your IT Investments from Electrical Disruption

Mar 04 2016
POSTED IN Best Practices

When you started your business you may not have given much thought to protecting your IT devices.  When choosing your Uninterruptible Power Supply/ Source (UPS) it’s important to determine the best foundation for your company’s needs.


Accordingly to Wikipedia “A UPS is typically used to protect hardware such as computers, data centers, telecommunication or  other electrical equipment where an unexpected power disruption could cause injuries, fatalities, serious business disruption or data loss.”

I hope this blog gives you some tips on choosing the appropriate UPS for each of your systems!  

Let’s start with some tips to help you determine the optimal UPS:

  • Start with creating an accurate inventory of all devices with the proper wattage of each device

  • For the server room devices, identify all the power supplies for each device.

  • Document and total up all the watts for each power supply for each and every device.

  • Once you have documented and recorded all the power supplies from each device and added up the total wattage used by all devices you have the maximum number of wattage required to choose the optimal UPS to protect your server room environment.

  • All of the desktops in your environment should have a small UPS installed.

Benefits to implementing a UPS in your server room and for your desktops:

  1. Mitigate hardware failure of the devices with power supplies.

  2. Allow your systems to be accessible even after a short hydro power outage.

  3. Allow and give your systems administrators time to safely shutdown your systems after a power outage.

  4. Safely shutting down your systems during a power outage will prevent data loss because a hard shutdown could cause data corruption.

This approach makes managing your IT more efficient allowing you to get back to your core strengths.  Need help setting this up?  Call Mantralogix at 1-866-320-8922 and we’d be pleased to assist you!

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