UPS Systems + Power Management Software = Great Return on Investment (ROI)

If you’re on a tight IT budget and need to justify purchasing UPS systems, here’s some information you might be interested in. Power outages and server lockups are common and costly occurrences in network environments. UPS systems with installed power management software pay for themselves by supporting servers, routers, hubs and other rack equipment through just one power outage or eliminating just one service call.

Eliminate Revenue Loss Due to Downtime
Save tens of thousands of dollars per year in potential revenue loss.

Example: servers in a rack cabinet

Power outages per year: 24 outages/year
Downtime per power outage: x 2 hours/year
Downtime per year: = 48 hours/year
Revenue loss per hour of downtime: x $50/hour
Total yearly revenue loss per server: = $2,400
Installation size: x 10 servers
Total yearly revenue loss per installation: = $24,000/installation

 

 

 

 

 

Eliminate Revenue Loss Due to Service Costs
Save thousands of dollars per year in potential service costs.

Example: remote rack cabinet

Service lockup per year: 5 – 10 lockups/year
Cost of service call: x $150/call
Total yearly service costs per server: = $750 – $1,500/server
Installation size: x 10 servers
Total yearly service costs per installation: = $7,500 – $15,000/installation

 

 

 

 

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Power Audits Can Ensure Maximum Data Center Efficiency

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Working on an IT infrastructure expansion or upgrade? Now is the time to get a power audit. Planning your power capacity, and its efficiency, is a vital step in any consolidation, expansion or virtualization project. Industry trends, such as rising energy costs and increased cooling requirements, have focused attention on efficiency in all aspects of network and infrastructure design.

A comprehensive power audit should include evaluating your network and identifying any problem areas and opportunities to improve overall power efficiency, which in turn cuts down on operating costs. All aspects of your network should be taken into consideration: cooling, physical and IT security, power distribution, network and infrastructure management, as well as network cabling and connectivity.

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Hot-Swappable UPS Systems: The Key to Zero Downtime

Energy-Saving UPS Systems: Save Energy, Lower Utility Bills & Protect the Environment

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Whenever the topic of saving money is brought up, most people’s ears perk up. In the case of managing power usage of your personal or office computer, cost-savings is as easy as plugging in your equipment. Energy-saving UPS Systems use less electricity than standard UPS systems you typically find on the market. With innovative Green Outlet technology and up to 99% efficiency, energy-saving UPS systems can reduce your electric bill by up to $50 per year!

Save Money
Every power adapter and glowing LED represents a potential “phantom load”… electricity wasted by an unused device, even when it appears to be turned off. Energy-saving UPS systems completely disconnect phantom loads from power by automatically turning off energy-saving outlets when your computer shuts down or enters standby. Other outlets stay on to support devices that operate continuously, such as wireless routers and broadband modems.

Shrink Your Carbon Footprint
Over a five-year period, a single Energy-Saving UPS System can shrink your carbon footprint 3,152 pounds and conserve 2,352 kilowatt-hours of electricity. That’s enough energy to power a compact
fluorescent light bulb for 20 years! Energy-saving UPS systems are also RoHS compliant and use recyclable, CFC-free packaging designed to reduce waste. Successful recycling initiatives allow most components to reenter the supply chain instead of landfills.

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Choosing the Right PDU Helps Minimize Downtime

PDUs are available with a variety of features that can help you minimize server downtime and keep key applications available during power outages. With a metered PDU, you have real-time local reporting of your power consumption in order to avoid potential overloads. With a switched PDU, you can get systems back up and running quickly from a remote location without having to travel to the site. A switched or monitored PDU will help you keep track of what is happening at a branch location outside of normal business hours. Another advantage of a switched PDU is the ability to configure the unit so that it can automatically shed power loads. For example, if a switched PDU is configured with a local UPS and there is a power failure, the PDU can be programmed to take power down sequentially. This way you can power off your least critical applications first while preserving power for your most mission-critical applications.

Learn more about the different types of PDUs and which one is best for you, or select from our PDU finder.