The Stack: UPS Maintenance

Our General Manager Leo Craig speaks to data centre news website The Stack and explains the benefits a proactive UPS maintenance approach can bring.

Even the most conservative estimates reveal IT equipment downtime at a data centre can cost at least £5,000 per minute. A robust and reliable uninterruptible power supply (UPS) system is a data centre’s best form of defence against such damaging downtime incidents taking place, but even once a UPS has been installed, there’s no room for complacency.

Logo for The Stack.com data centre websiteLeo explains that two-thirds of data centre failures could even be prevented in the first place, with poor UPS maintenance one of the primary causes.

As well as touching on the main benefits of proactively maintaining your UPS units, he also explains the key aspects a UPS maintenance plan for data centres should cover, including emergency response times, annual preventive maintenance visits (PMVs), and spare parts.

Read the full article over at The Stack website to find out why, as far as the health of the nation’s datacentres is concerned, prevention is most definitely better than cure.