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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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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

Online Firm Improves Performance, Customer Service with Mission-critical Storage Solution
sponsored by EMC Corporation
CASE STUDY: In this case study AdCenter implemented a new data storage solution based on EMC Symmetrix DMX enterprise storage array technology and Microsoft SQL Server 2005 database software. Discover how this has contributed to better customer response times.
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

Site and Facilities Services from IBM - Success Stories: A Guide to Client References
sponsored by IBM
PRODUCT LITERATURE: As energy costs rise, so does the demand to reduce data center costs. In this white paper, you'll learn about IBM® Project Big Green's five-step approach to increasing your data center's energy efficiency.
Posted: 19 May 2008 | Published: 01 Mar 2008

IBM

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.

Liebert GXT2 6
sponsored by Liebert Corporation
PRODUCT OVERVIEW: Liebert GXT2 6 & 10 kVA UPS systems provide true on-line protection in the smallest cabinets in their capacity range.
Posted: 22 Feb 2008 | Published: 01 Feb 2008

Liebert Corporation

Liebert Battery Monitoring and Testing Solutions
sponsored by Liebert Corporation
PRODUCT OVERVIEW: Liebert monitoring solutions deliver increased visibility and control of critical support systems for single modules, entire data centers or all critical facilities in an enterprise.
Posted: 20 Feb 2008 | Published: 01 Feb 2008

Liebert Corporation

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

Reducing the Hidden Costs Associated with Upgrades of Data Center Power Capacity
sponsored by Schneider Electric
WHITE PAPER: There are cost factors beyond a standard TCO analysis to be considered when adding a UPS system to a data center. Learn how a rack-based, scalable UPS system allows planned growth to occur easily with minimal impact to existing IT processing applications.
Posted: 13 Jan 2005 | Published: 01 Feb 2005

Schneider Electric

UPS MIB Test Suite Specification
sponsored by InterWorking Labs, Inc.
PRODUCT LITERATURE: Design engineers, product developers, software quality engineers and testers use the UPS MIB Test Suite to find and fix bugs in their UPS MIB product implementations.
Posted: 09 May 2004 | Published: 06 May 2004

TOPICS:  MIB | Testing | UPS
InterWorking Labs, Inc.

Server, Network and Telecom Power Solutions
sponsored by APC by Schneider Electric
BROCHURE: Symmetra Power Array was designed to fit all these customer expectations. It the world's first redundant, scalable, user-serviceable, and manageable power protection solution.
Posted: 25 Jan 2004 | Published: 01 Jan 2004

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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