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- Many IT departments overlook best practices for standby power assessment and procurement, mistaking this critical infrastructure for a commodity-like purchase.
- IT must put the time and effort into current and future requirements gathering for critical components of the data center to ensure the system can meet the needs of the business.
- Without conducting proper requirements gathering organizations often undersize or oversize UPS requirements leading to insufficient capacity and significant cost overrun due to misalignment with business needs.
- Despite added system and electricity costs, on-line double conversion systems are best for business and industrial applications. Seek a UPS system that is modular and scalable to fit current and future needs.
- Standby power is a costly, but necessary investment. The average organization spends $705 per kVA. Gather requirements to right-size standby power for the enterprise and avoid unnecessary costs.
- Info-Tech finds a strong correlation between difficulty gaining management buy-in, and the number of unplanned outages experienced. This critical component should be an easy sell to the business, meaning IT must build a stronger business case.
Impact and Result
- Organizations have gone beyond industry standards and discovered that they can get an additional 5 years on UPS, 2 years on batteries, and 7 years on generators when they implement routine maintenance and testing.
- Conduct requirements gathering and complete a detailed business impact analysis to identify the costs of downtime and gain management buy-in for this critical piece of infrastructure.
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