The Advantages of Modular UPS

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Advantages of Modular UPSThree-Phase and larger Single-Phase UPS equipment is designed to last 10-12 years but in today’s rapidly evolving IT environments, it can be difficult to right-size a UPS for current needs while still planning capacity for potential future demand. 

Additionally, our need to be completely connected all the time continues to grow, meaning the criticality of the IT load is only increasing the importance of redundant back-up power.

A Modular UPS can offer the flexibility and scalability needed to meet the increasing demand for computing power while also providing redundancy. Product lines such as the APC Symmetra PX, the APC Symmetra LX, and the Smart-UPS Modular Ultra are giving data center managers the flexibility they need to right-size for today’s IT load demand while also leaving room for future expansion and redundancy, as needed.

Advantages of Modular UPS

  • Flexibility to right-size to current demand increases UPS efficiency, lowering overall operating cost
  • Confidence to size a centralized UPS solution rather than manage multiple smaller UPS units that take up valuable rack space
  • Scalability with standard chassis sizes makes adding power modules and battery modules easy and enables configuration for just the right amount of power with the runtime you need
  • Tool-less swappable power and battery modules allow for easier installation and replacement
  • Service plans are priced for the power configuration of the UPS rather than the total capacity of the chassis allowing for lower operating expense with right-sized UPS 
  • Optimized TCO with the flexibility to either grow or downsize as power capacity and run time needs change
  • Newer models, such as the APC Smart-UPS Modular Ultra, by Schneider Electric, are configured with lithium-ion batteries further increasing the TCO. 

For more information about the Advantages of Modular UPS call 800-876-9373, email [email protected], or see our whitepaper.