Mission-critical data centres are paramount to many businesses. Loss of power in a data centre could spell upheaval, litigation and even the demise of a business.
Ensure protection for:-
- Server farms and disk drives
- Modems, routers and switches
- Cooling fans
- Air conditioning
- Fire alarm and suppression systems
- Building management systems
- Access and security equipment
Data centres have now become the epicentre of business cloud storage along with consumer media consumption and personal data lockers. Downtime in a data centre would be considered sacrosanct these days and “not an option.” It is important that the highest level of protection is available in this application, even employing N+1 principles where redundancy is included.
For example, a data centre’s equipment might be rated at 800kVA. This is the measure of the load to be protected by the UPS. The data centre may choose to support this with 2 x 1000kVA UPS’s which work in tandem with each other. Under normal operation they will share the 800kVA load between them, each running at 40% or 400kVA. In the unlikely but not inconceivable event of one UPS failing, the balance of the load will fully transfer to the remaining operational UPS so that it runs at 80% capacity. The failed unit is therefore removed from the critical path until fixed, whereupon it can be returned to service without interruption to the load.