If you run a high availability data center, you know that your uninterruptible power systems (UPSs) play a vital role. Any time a UPS fails, mission-critical electrical loads are potentially at risk, which is why UPS reliability is a critical consideration.
What then, can data center operators do to optimize UPS availability? As this white paper from Eaton shows, the conventional answers to that question are often not the best ones. UPS reliability is ultimately less a function of UPS design than of overall power system design. In the end, the surest way to increase UPS availability is to focus on minimizing repair time and maximizing redundancy, both inside your UPSs and across your power protection scheme as a whole.
In addition, this white paper also explains why, contrary to popular belief, modular UPS designs provide superior availability even though they typically contain more parts that could potentially fail. Click here to down this white paper on maximizing UPS availability.