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Blackouts Cost Businesses US$106 Billion Annually, This Company Protects You From That

If you’ve experienced a server downtime, you know it’s not fun.

Whether it be a scheduled downtime where your mobile connection is interrupted for maintenance or your bank system going down for upgrading, it can really get in the way of your daily tasks.

Imagine what an unplanned downtime can do, especially for companies that are responsible for multiple large operations.

In the report below, it’s shown that in the U.S alone, a total of US$106 billion is lost annually because of downtime, so you can see why companies are always on the lookout for solutions to prevent this money-eating problem.

Image Credit: Eaton

Downtime Leads To Ballooning Of Expenses

There are many things that can cause a downtime, like bad weather conditions, power outage, a software bug, and more.

Eaton is a power management company specialising in solutions that help with issues such as these. Found in the U.S., the company has been operating for 100 years, now serving over 175 countries and have earned a total of US$20.4 billion last year alone.

“We provide energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more efficiently, safely and sustainably. Eaton is dedicated to improving the quality of life and the environment through the use of power management technologies and services.”

Image Credit: Eaton

They have a string of products and services under their belt but one of their main focuses includes providing companies with uninterrupted power supply (UPS) solutions.

Finding The Right One

It can be tricky knowing the right criteria you should be looking out for when picking the correct UPS that can handle your operations.

Here are a few things to take note of:

1) Not all UPS devices are created equally.

For example, a UPS that can protect your desktop might not be able to handle larger equipment loads. And if this isn’t taken into consideration, you run into a high risk of overloading your UPS which can cause it to malfunction.

With a server class UPS, you can accurately see how many equipment can be added on to your main device because it will show you the load percentage information through the LCD display menu.

2) As your equipment load goes up, so does your battery usage.

Look out for a UPS that accepts external battery modules as these provide extra backup time so you can extend the runtime for devices..

3) Check out the technologies of a UPS.

  • Intelligent Load Shedding

If you’re using a UPS with load segments control , you can turn off the non-critical load (non-critical devices) and extend battery runtime for your critical load.

  • Advanced Battery Management (ABM)

A technology that enables a more intelligent charging routine by preventing unnecessary charging. The battery will charge only when required —thus extending the battery life.

  • Intelligent Power Manager

Eaton’s Intelligent Power Manager (IPM) software provides the tools needed to monitor and manage power equipment in your physical and virtual environments.

This innovative software solution ensures system uptime and data integrity by allowing you to remotely monitor, manage and control devices on your network.

CoSentry, a management company that had tripled its client base in the previous years, needed a UPS that could keep up with their growth while being cost-effective at the same time. Eaton came up with a solution where CoSentry got the benefits of two UPS for the price of one.

That has helped them easily expand its power protection solution without having to purchase another UPS, thanks to the unit’s scalability and pay-as-you-grow approach.

Experiencing It Firsthand

If you’re curious to see how these products work or find out more information on what Eaton has to offer, the team will be organising an Eaton Mobile Showroom in the form of a 40 ft truck that will head to two stops in Malaysia.

Dubbed the Eaton Malaysia Tech Day, you can get up close and personal with them to learn about Eaton products and perhaps discuss market trends.

“This is part of Eaton’s global strategic growth initiative to reach out to customers, influencers and end-users, and enable effective market interactions across major regions and key industry segments,” shared the team from Eaton.

The mobile truck will feature a flexible 20 square meter showroom. There, you’ll get on Eaton’s tailor-made power management products and solutions, such as their circuit protection products, and their UPS.

It will be arriving into Malaysia from 21st May and will be here until 5th June 2018. The first stop will be at Vistana Hotel in Penang on 23rd May,, EX 8 in Subang on 31st May and roadshows at major Universities.

  • For more information on Eaton and the power management solutions they provide, you can click here.

This article was written in collaboration with Eaton.

Feature Image Credit: Inspired Techs

 

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