Cloud computing and virtualization are trends in information technology that have had a real impact on data center management in recent years. As companies look to cloud computing as a means to reduce their infrastructure and energy costs, power to the network that connects users to remote servers is even more critical than before. Data centers that support cloud computing are incredibly reliable, but losing your connection to that data center can temporarily shut down your business. The reliability of the cloud provider is almost irrelevant if your network is not protected locally.
Another trend that has forced data center managers to rethink how they protect data and servers is The Internet of Things. With the number of smart phones, tablets, and other devices connected to the internet exceeding the number of people using the internet, the Internet of Things presents a new and unique challenge to data center managers who have to be sure users can access the network and servers through multiple devices 24/7/365.
These recent trends may have allowed data center managers to downsize their infrastructure as they aim to right size their equipment and reap the efficiency and cost-savings benefits that come with it. However, it has increased the importance of 100% uptime for the network. This has changed the role of small single phase UPS equipment in the data center making them central to protecting Cisco switches and network equipment.
When was the last time you checked the status of your Single Phase UPS equipment? Are they more than 5 years old? When was the last time the batteries were been replaced? Are you vulnerable to losing your network?
Recognizing the growing importance of single phase UPS equipment within a data center, most of the major UPS manufacturers have allocated tremendous resources to revamping their single phase UPS product lines so this equipment can provide the reliability and availability your network equipment now requires.