Heat Wave: Network Uptime During a Power Outage

No power = no work? Think again. Businesses must evaluate their infrastructure to decide what systems in they cannot do without in the event of a disaster, and then develop their game plan for eliminating or reducing the opportunity for power failure to affect them. Between battery backups and moving your server off-site into a data center, you have some options.


Ulitizing a UPS (Uninteruptable Power Supply) within your IT infrustructure is the first step in eliminating single points of failure from power outages and surges. Choosing a UPS for your network is dependent upon the amount of battery backup time required and the power load of the equipment you choose to backup, among other feature options.


Insuring your network is live during the power outage proves useless if your employees cannot access their data. Storing your data off-site allows for remote access to your data by employees, even when your on-site company network is down. When choosing an off-site data center facility, consider whether it provides redundant conditioned power and air, reliable back-up power, security and fire safety to protect all hardware, network pathways and backbone connections. (For more helpful information on how to choose a data center that is right for you, view our Data Center Outsourcing page.)

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