The Number One Cause for Data Center Downtime is UPS Failure. How Can Geist Help?

The Number One Cause for Data Center Downtime is UPS Failure. How Can Geist Help?

At best, unplanned data center downtime is extremely inconvenient. At worst, it is the end of your business. Either way, IT downtime has never been costlier ($8,900 per minute on average). And ironically, the top source of those disruptions is failing uninterruptible power supplies. Take these UPS best practices to heart, and avoid being part of that statistic:

The number one cause for data center downtime is UPS Failure | Infographic

Ensure Batteries are Stored at a Proper Temperature

65-70° or 18-21°C is ideal, depending on battery type and charge frequency. Performance can suffer at colder temperatures and reduced life can occur at warmer temperatures.


Monitor Batteries for Voltage and Thermal Runaway

Make sure that heat generation does not exceed the rate of heat expulsion by monitoring and managing battery temperature and charge current.


Design for Redundancy and Risiliency of Power Infrastructure

Use two PDUs per rack to ensure power is avaialble via redundant power feeds and test regularly.


Monitor Your Real-Time Power Usage for Fault Tolerance

Collect real-time power usage data to balance load more effectively when using a secondary power supply or three-phase supply.


Keep Records and Review Trends

Have a streamlined methodology for aggregating and analyzing UPS performance metrics.


Even if your UPS is out of sight, it should never be out of mind. Keep close tabs on your secondary power supply - and on supporting infrastructure - to facilitate uninterruptible data center operations.

 

Sources:
http://searchdatacenter.techtarget.com/news/4500272147/Minute-by-minute-data-center-outage-costs-stack-up
http://www.geistglobal.com/news/company-blog/ups-failures-continue-be-top-cause-data-center-downtime
http://www.datacenterjournal.com/static-transfer-switches-the-best-fit-for-your-data-center/

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