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ALSO CALLED: Uninterruptible Power Supplies, Uninterruptible Power Supply, Uninterruptable Power Supply
DEFINITION: An uninterruptible power supply (UPS) is a device that allows your computer to keep running for at least a short time when the primary power source is lost. It also provides protection from power surges. A UPS contains a battery that "kicks in" when the device senses a loss of power from the primary source. If you are using the computer when the UPS notifies you of the power loss, you have time  … 
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Best Practices in Protecting the Technology Systems Revolutionizing Healthcare
sponsored by Emerson Network Power
WHITE PAPER: Technology systems such as electronic medical records and digital imaging are revolutionizing healthcare. The continuous operation of these systems has become increasingly critical. Emerson Network Power has developed three centralized UPS configurations specifically for healthcare settings.
Posted: 21 Jan 2010 | Published: 21 Jan 2010

Emerson Network Power

Transformer UPS vs. Transformerless UPS: Balancing High Levels of Availability with Efficiency
sponsored by Emerson Network Power
WHITE PAPER: Today's IT, facilities and data center managers face the daunting challenge of maintaining a high availability data center while simultaneously increasing energy efficiency. Learn how Transformer-based UPS designs are proven topologies for achieving high efficiency without compromising availability in large enterprise data center applications.
Posted: 21 Jan 2010 | Published: 21 Jan 2010

Emerson Network Power

Storage Efficiency: The Key to Green Storage Operation
sponsored by Xiotech Corporation
WHITE PAPER: While energy consumption of overall data center operations and server-related equipment is generally understood, the story is quite different when it comes to storage systems. This paper offers practical advice on how to measure storage system efficiency and compares the efficiency numbers of several common storage solutions.
Posted: 19 Nov 2009 | Published: 01 Aug 2008

Xiotech Corporation

Calculating Total Cooling Requirements for Data Centers
sponsored by APC by Schneider Electric
WHITE PAPER: This white paper describes how to estimate heat output from IT equipment and other devices in a data center such as UPS, for purposes of sizing air conditioning systems.
Posted: 10 Jul 2009 | Published: 09 Jul 2009

APC by Schneider Electric

Understanding EPO and Its Downtime Risks
sponsored by APC by Schneider Electric
WHITE PAPER: This white paper describes the advantages and disadvantages of EPO for protecting data centers and small IT equipment rooms containing UPS systems.
Posted: 10 Jul 2009 | Published: 01 Jan 2005

APC by Schneider Electric

Increasing Data Center Efficiency by Using Improved High Density Power Distribution
sponsored by APC by Schneider Electric
WHITE PAPER: A new approach to power distribution for high density server installations saves floor space, simplifies power cabling, saves capital cost, reduces weight, and increases electrical efficiency. This paper describes this distribution architecture and quantifies the benefits.
Posted: 29 Apr 2009 | Published: 01 Jan 2006

APC by Schneider Electric

Virtualization: Optimized Power and Cooling to Maximize Benefits
sponsored by APC by Schneider Electric
WHITE PAPER: Virtualization is an undisputed leap forward in data center evolution - it saves energy, increases computing throughput, frees up floor space, and facilitates load migration and disaster recovery. With these benefits though, come new challenges to the power and cooling infrastructure.
Posted: 29 Apr 2009 | Published: 04 Feb 2009

APC by Schneider Electric

Best Practices for Power Equipment Startup
sponsored by Square D Critical Power Competency Center
WHITE PAPER: This paper describes the need for a systematized program for new power equipment startup and the best practices and pitfalls that exist with regards to power equipment startup.
Posted: 12 Feb 2009 | Published: 12 Feb 2009

Square D Critical Power Competency Center

System Grounding and Ground-Fault Protection Methods for UPS-Supplied Power Systems
sponsored by Square D Critical Power Competency Center
WHITE PAPER: This paper explores the nature of circulating currents in UPS-supplied power systems when solid system grounding is employed and the use of modified-differential ground fault protection to eliminate the effects of these circulating currents.
Posted: 12 Feb 2009 | Published: 12 Feb 2009

Square D Critical Power Competency Center

Battery Technologies for Data Centers and Network Rooms: Environmental Regulations
sponsored by APC by Schneider Electric
WHITE PAPER: This paper offers a high level summary of the regulations and provides a list of environmental compliance information resources.
Posted: 04 Feb 2009 | Published: 04 Feb 2009

APC by Schneider Electric

Standardization and Modularity in Network-Critical Physical Infrastructure
sponsored by APC by Schneider Electric
WHITE PAPER: Standardization and its close relative, modularity, create wide-ranging benefits in NCPI that streamline and simplify every process from initial planning to daily operation.
Posted: 04 Feb 2009 | Published: 04 Feb 2009

APC by Schneider Electric

Creating Order from Chaos in Data Centers and Server Rooms
sponsored by APC by Schneider Electric
WHITE PAPER: Data center professionals can rid themselves of messy racks, sub-standard under floor air distribution, and cable sprawl with a minimum of heartache and expense. This paper outlines several innovative approaches for dealing with the symptoms of chaos and for eliminating the root causes of disorder.
Posted: 04 Feb 2009 | Published: 03 Feb 2009

APC by Schneider Electric

Profitably Improving Site Infrastructure Energy Efficiency
sponsored by Upsite Technologies, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Learn about the causes of energy overconsumption and how to improve your organization's overall energy efficiency, resulting in huge cost savings.
Posted: 14 Oct 2008 | Published: 09 Oct 2008

Upsite Technologies, Inc.

The Diverse and Exploding Digital Universe
sponsored by EMC Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This white paper, sponsored by EMC, is an update of IDC's inaugural forecast of the digital universe published in March 2007. In this year's update we discuss the implications for business, government, and society.
Posted: 28 Aug 2008 | Published: 27 Aug 2008

EMC Corporation

Can Your Data Center Infrastructure Handle the Heat of High Density
sponsored by CyrusOne
WHITE PAPER: High density computing is today's standard in best-in-class performance and availability, and those that fail to keep pace or fall behind will find themselves no longer competitive in today's markets.
Posted: 11 Aug 2008 | Published: 01 Aug 2008

CyrusOne

Data Center TCO - A Comparison of High-density and Low-density Spaces
sponsored by Intel Corporation
WHITE PAPER: TCO represents the cost to the owner to build, as well as the cost over time to operate and maintain the data center, these costs are all brought back to a present value using appropriate engineering economics.
Posted: 24 Jul 2008 | Published: 01 Jan 2007

Intel Corporation

Lean and Green: Reducing IT Energy Drain for Business Gain
sponsored by BlueArc Corp.
WHITE PAPER: Download this report to see top-level findings of 150 IT professional surveyed to measure and quantify their current needs, obstacles and attitudes as they weigh decisions about investing in green technology.
Posted: 28 Apr 2008 | Published: 01 Apr 2008

BlueArc Corp.

Technical Comparison of On-line Vs. Line-interactive UPS Designs
sponsored by APC by Schneider Electric
WHITE PAPER: This paper describes the advantages and disadvantages of each topology and addresses some common misconceptions about real-world application requirements.
Posted: 06 Feb 2008 | Published: 01 Jan 2004

APC by Schneider Electric

Understanding Power Factor, Crest Factor, and Surge Factor
sponsored by APC by Schneider Electric
WHITE PAPER: This paper explains the technical terms of Power Factor, Crest Factor, and Surge Factor.
Posted: 06 Feb 2008 | Published: 01 Jan 2006

APC by Schneider Electric

Selecting an Industry-Standard Metric for Data Center Efficiency
sponsored by APC by Schneider Electric
WHITE PAPER: This paper explains some of the metrics that have been used to describe the efficiency of data center physical infrastructure and suggests which metric is the most effective.
Posted: 06 Feb 2008 | Published: 01 Jan 2007

APC by Schneider Electric

Preventive Maintenance Strategy for Data Centers
sponsored by APC by Schneider Electric
WHITE PAPER: This white paper describes the types of PM services that can help safeguard the uptime of data centers and IT equipment rooms.
Posted: 04 Feb 2008 | Published: 03 Feb 2009

APC by Schneider Electric

Lean & Green - Taming the Data Center Colossus
sponsored by BlueArc Corp.
WHITE PAPER: The corporate data center is a huge power consumer and a substantial contributor to global warming. Download this whitepaper to learn and discover the business benefits of a more eco-friendly data center.
Posted: 29 Oct 2007 | Published: 01 Sep 2007

BlueArc Corp.

Comparing UPS System Design Configurations
sponsored by APC by Schneider Electric
WHITE PAPER: An Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) is often the best way to avoid downtime, but choosing a system can be a challenge. This white paper explains the five most common UPS configurations and the benefits and limitations of each.
Posted: 24 Oct 2007 | Published: 01 Jan 2005

APC by Schneider Electric

Mean Time Between Failure: Explanation and Standards
sponsored by APC by Schneider Electric
WHITE PAPER: Mean Time Between Failure (MTBF) is a widely abused reliability term. Discover the underlying complexities and misconceptions of MTBF and the methods available for estimating it.
Posted: 09 Jul 2007 | Published: 01 Jul 2007

APC by Schneider Electric

Guidelines for Specification of Data Center Power Density
sponsored by APC by Schneider Electric
WHITE PAPER: Specifying data center density has yet to conform to an established standard within the industry. This paper describes the science and practical application of an improved method for the specification of power and cooling infrastructure for data centers.
Posted: 30 Oct 2006 | Published: 01 Jan 2005

APC by Schneider Electric
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UPS DEFINITION (continued): … An uninterruptible power supply (UPS) is a device that allows your computer to keep running for at least a short time when the primary power source is lost. It also provides protection from power surges. A UPS contains a battery that "kicks in" when the device senses a loss of power from the primary source. If you are using the computer when the UPS notifies you of the power loss, you have time to save any data you are working on and exit gracefully before the secondary power source (the battery) runs out. When all power runs out, any data in your computer's random access memory (RAM) is erased. When power surges occur, a UPS intercepts the surge so that it doesn't damage your computer.Software is available that automatically backs up (saves) any data that is being worked on when the UPS becomes activated.
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