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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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Emerson libert 80 Infographic
sponsored by Emerson
RESOURCE: This infographic details a next- generation UPS that is able to deliver unmatched performance to medium and large data centers by being reliable, efficient, and flexible. Access now to see how this system can provide your data center with remote service delivery, diagnostics, preventative monitoring services, and thermal management equipment.
Posted: 04 Nov 2016 | Published: 01 Nov 2015

Emerson

How to Choose the Right UPS Service Approach
sponsored by Eaton
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores four primary options for mapping out your uptime strategy and maintaining UPSs. It also answers some of the most common questions for choosing a service provider and plan. Access now to see how you can minimize business interruption and the costs of downtime, enhance your ROI and maximize the life of your UPS.
Posted: 26 Oct 2016 | Published: 30 May 2016

Eaton

Diesel Rotary UPS (DRUPS) vs. Static UPS: A Quantitative Comparison forCooling and IT Applications
sponsored by Schneider Electric
ANALYST REPORT: This white paper offers a detailed quantitative comparison from a design architecture-level perspective between low voltage DRUPS and low voltage Static UPS all while considering capital expenses, energy loss, maintenance costs, footprint and TCO.
Posted: 06 Oct 2016 | Published: 01 Jul 2016

Schneider Electric

Intelligent Paralleling and Circular Redundancy - Two Technologies for Higher UPS Efficiency
sponsored by Emerson Network Power
WHITE PAPER: This informational white paper introduces a system of technologies that are capable of delivering higher operating system efficiency without compromising reliability and availability in order to optimize the energy used by an UPS. Read on to learn more about these technologies.
Posted: 31 Aug 2016 | Published: 01 Jun 2015

Emerson Network Power

Advantages and Efficient Use of Programmable Sockets
sponsored by Emerson
WHITE PAPER: This white paper features information about a programmable socket embedded in the UPS to provide the user with an extra level of control of the application. The advantages of this feature include more efficient energy usage as well as a wider range of load management, load priority, progressive server shutdown load disconnection and more.
Posted: 15 Aug 2016 | Published: 01 Aug 2015

Emerson

Liebert® GXT4™
sponsored by Emerson
VIDEO: In this concise informative video, discover a high performing UPS system that offers mission critical applications as well as offers various benefits within your data centers infrastructure.
Posted: 11 Aug 2016 | Premiered: 05 Sep 2015

Emerson

Active ECO Mode in Single-Phase UPS
sponsored by Emerson
WHITE PAPER: This feature white paper offers an approach to this operating mode, and its advantages for UPS, making use of online double conversion technologies. Read on to examine some of its benefits, key features and tradeoffs so that an end-user can make the most appropriate use for their load protection.
Posted: 09 Aug 2016 | Published: 01 Aug 2015

Emerson

Data Center Power Services for Business-Critical Continuity
sponsored by Emerson Network Power
WHITE PAPER: Determine from this resource how to reduce downtime, extend data center equipment life, and increase system availability with proactive power equipment maintenance. Access now to learn how to better manage the health of your entire infrastructure.
Posted: 09 Jun 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

Emerson Network Power

Distributed and Centralized Bypass Data Center Architectures Compared
sponsored by Emerson Network Power
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, explore the principles of centralized versus distributed bypass data center backup, and discover how to apply each method to standalone monolithic and integrated-modular UPS architectures. Access now and receive an overview of the weaknesses and capabilities of both system designs to simplify your decision-making process.
Posted: 08 Jun 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Emerson Network Power

Lifecycle Carbon Footprint Analysis: Batteries vs. Flywheels
sponsored by Schneider Electric
WHITE PAPER: In this paper, access a lifecycle carbon footprint analysis of batteries versus flywheels, and discover whether the energy consumed to operate the flywheel over its lifetime is greater than that of the equivalent VRLA battery solution. Read on to examine the carbon emissions tradeoffs for each technology.
Posted: 04 May 2016 | Published: 04 May 2016

Schneider Electric

Bringing FM and IT together – Volume I
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
ANALYST REPORT: This series of articles on data centre technology seek to explain why facilities management (FM) and information technology (IT) professionals need to work together more closely than ever.
Posted: 18 Sep 2014 | Published: 18 Sep 2014

ComputerWeekly.com

Responding to Major Power Outages
sponsored by Emerson Network Power
WHITE PAPER: In this informational white paper, explore some of the key steps to help you respond, react and analyze in the event of a major power outage. Access now to learn how you can leverage UPS equipment and other measures to protect your data center and network from power outages and power-related problems, thus ensuring business continuity.
Posted: 26 Jun 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2011

Emerson Network Power

Computer Weekly datacentre case studies
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
CASE STUDY: Jim Mortleman takes a look at what made the winning entries stand out from the crowd in the Computer Weekly European User Awards.
Posted: 24 Feb 2014 | Published: 24 Feb 2014

ComputerWeekly.com

UPS Functioning Modes: Alternatives for Unprecedented Efficiency
sponsored by Emerson Network Power
WHITE PAPER: Explore this resource to learn about a UPS system that can differentiate between different types of electrical disturbances and respond using the most efficient and effective mode to compensate for each disturbance. Read on now to learn more about this new technology and how you can ensure business continuity and protect your valuable hardware.
Posted: 27 Jun 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2011

Emerson Network Power

Power and Cooling Design Guidelines for Network Access Rooms
sponsored by Emerson Network Power
WHITE PAPER: Explore this in-depth resource to learn about critical guidelines to help you design power and cooling systems so you can maintain your network's efficiency, power use, temperature, and overall structural hardware integrity. Read on now to learn more.
Posted: 26 Jun 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2008

Emerson Network Power

Conducting an Accurate Utility Cost Analysis Based on UPS Efficiency
sponsored by Emerson Network Power
WHITE PAPER: Explore this resource to learn what UPS efficiency ratings mean, how capacity utilization affects your UPS' effiency, and how you can choose the best UPS for your data centre by running a simple cost analysis. Read on now to learn more.
Posted: 25 Jun 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2011

Emerson Network Power

Intelligent Power Protector
sponsored by Eaton
SOFTWARE DEMO: Download this exclusive protection software demo offered from Eaton Corporation at no charge, designed to enable you to avoid data loss by gracefully shutting down computers and servesrs powered by an Eaton UPS in the event of an extended power outage.
Posted: 09 Jun 2014 | Premiered: 09 Jun 2014

Eaton

Intelligent Power Protector
sponsored by Eaton
SOFTWARE DEMO: Download this protection software offered from Eaton Corporation at no charge to you, designed to enable you to avoid data loss by gracefully shutting down computers and server by an Eaton UPS in the event of an extended power outage.
Posted: 09 Jun 2014 | Premiered: 09 Jun 2014

Eaton

Efficiency Calculator
sponsored by Eaton
WHITE PAPER: This efficiency calculator stacks Eaton's Uninterrupted Power Supply (UPS) products against comparable backup power supply systems to show how much you can save on annual power costs by siding with UPS.
Posted: 20 May 2014 | Published: 20 May 2014

Eaton

VA vs. Watts: Demystifying Sizing and Ratings
sponsored by Eaton
WEBCAST: In this brief on-demand webcast, you will examine the difference between VA and watts, and what this difference means in terms of data center power management. Tune in now to discover why this distinction is critical in helping you correctly size your UPS.
Posted: 17 Jan 2014 | Premiered: Jan 17, 2014

Eaton

Reliability Analysis of the APC InfraStruXure Power System
sponsored by Schneider Electric
CASE STUDY: This white paper presents a case study comparing a new power system with traditional central UPS architecture.
Posted: 14 Oct 2013 | Published: 14 Oct 2011

Schneider Electric

Best Practices in Protecting the Technology Systems Revolutionizing Healthcare
sponsored by Emerson Network Power
WHITE PAPER: With technology infiltrating every aspect of healthcare, traditional approaches to power protection no longer suffice. This paper introduces a new hospital power protection model that leverages technologies and best practices forged in the data center.
Posted: 08 Aug 2013 | Published: 07 Jul 2009

Emerson Network Power

InfraStruxure for Small IT Spaces at Schneider Electric
sponsored by Schneider Electric
VIDEOCAST: Access this video to discover a comprehensive solution that brings together UPS, power distribution and cooling offerings to help you manage small data centres, IT rooms, enterprise branches or network closets. This video outlines a solution that uses virtualisation, unified communication and cloud technologies to simplify these environments.
Posted: 05 Nov 2012 | Premiered: Nov 5, 2012

Schneider Electric

Cooling Strategies for IT Wiring Closets and Small Rooms
sponsored by Schneider Electric
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to discover improved strategies for cooling your IT wiring closet. Learn the five methods of cooling, the effect of UPS on cooling systems and much more.
Posted: 18 May 2012 | Published: 18 May 2012

Schneider Electric

Smart-UPS Features and Benefits Overview
sponsored by Schneider Electric
VIDEO: Access this video to learn about the benefits of using an effective UPS to protect your servers and other network devices from surges, spikes, blackouts and more.
Posted: 25 Apr 2012 | Premiered: 25 Apr 2012

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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