A backup power solution is one of the most important facets of your data center. It can keep your equipment running during power outages and make sure employees can continue working with little to no interruption. But when it comes to choosing between a centralized or distributed backup solution, it’s important to spot the features, advantages, and disadvantages with both types of backup power. Here are a few things to consider.
Maintenance & Redundancy
Feature sets and capacities are two of the biggest differences between centralized and distributed backup power solutions. Centralized backup products are often far away from the equipment they are backing up and have enough capacity to handle multiple mission-critical racks or cabinets full of servers, networking devices, and more. Distributed backup solutions are often installed directly into the racks themselves or are near equipment because they are smaller and have less capacity.