You Need More Than A Power Strip

You Need More Than a Power Strip to Protect Your Company’s Computers, Server, and Other Equipment

What would happen if you were in the middle of working at your computer, and the office suddenly lost power?

Too many workers would find themselves staring blankly at an equally blank screen as their infrastructure suddenly goes dark. However, there is a device that can help save you from the worst effects of sudden power loss.

Simply put, there should not be any device that is used for business purposes that is not connected to an Uninterrupted Power Supply (UPS). And, the UPS should be equipped with a battery backup failsafe. In this case, any device really means any device. Most importantly, your servers should have this preventative measure put in place.

How Can A UPS Help?

Their purpose is two-fold.

First, a UPS is intended to protect your devices against the sudden surges and dips that an electrical system can experience for any number of reasons. These fluctuations in power can gradually damage a device, especially the more sensitive, high-end ones like servers or specialized desktops. Naturally, it only makes things worse if the device is to suddenly lose power completely. Not only could it damage the equipment, but you may also have lost anything you were working on.

A UPS helps to prevent these issues in the event that your office has a surge or dip in its power, or totally loses power without warning.

The first task of a Uninterrupted Power Supply is fairly self-evident. It is intended to supply your devices with an uninterrupted source of power. To do so, the UPS regulates how much power goes into a device. This prevents the damaging effects of sudden power fluctuations. Its second function is to provide a temporary backup power source if your office suddenly lost power.

This temporary energy reserve is what makes the UPS a company’s saving grace with sudden power loss. Rather than the entire business suddenly and unexpectedly shutting down, the UPS gives some time to safely shut down the most critical pieces of IT infrastructure, and save anything being worked on.

Where To Use A UPS?

A UPS can be used to temporarily keep any of your technologies up and running after a power loss. This is most helpful so that you can prevent your solutions from suffering much damage.

Your first priority should be to provide a UPS for your servers. Servers usually need a little longer than other devices to shut down safely. Servers are also generally the most expensive piece of equipment in your office, and the most central portion of your IT system. Without a UPS on your server equipment, you are putting your business at risk.

Providing a UPS for computers and workstations should also be a priority. You should also consider protecting printers and any other electronic devices with a UPS.

Sudden power loss is a potentially disaster-level event that can influence any business, regardless of where they are. As such, you need to be sure that you have the means in place to mitigate the damage before your office goes dark. Remember, you will need to be sure that you have the right UPS devices to protect and provide for the different components of your infrastructure. A desktop with multiple monitors will have different requirements than a server will. So, you need to be sure that you have what you will need to properly power down your business before you risk losing important data.

AZCOMP Technologies can help. Give us a call at (888) 799-4777 to discuss your UPS needs, or any other computer and networking needs.

To learn more about how AZCOMP can help your business with their IT needs, visit our IT Solutions page.