Most SMEs are running computer systems, from a single cabinet right up to a dedicated server room with several racks. These all house important, and in many cases the most expensive physical components within that business.
- Servers and disk drives
- Monitors for server access
- Business telecoms, VoIP and SIP
- Modems, routers and switches
- Air conditioning
- Fire suppression system
A business with its own server room has advanced from requiring budget line-interactive single station UPS’s and similar good practice should now be employed akin to running a small data centre.
The server room is likely to be the “beating heart” of communications and transactions from within and outside the business. It is essential a server room remains protected from power cuts to maintain business continuity. Online UPS’s also provide a clean, stable supply to your essential equipment which should help to prolong its life and reduce the chance of component failure. Power loss or damage to equipment could be catastrophic to a business.
Rack-mounted UPS’s are now a common feature within business continuity circles, designed to sit within existing cabinet footprints and compliment a professional IT installation. Programmable server shutdown software and remote monitoring apps are now commonplace and easily implemented by in-house IT personnel.