Minimize Downtime in Cloud Hosting Facilities

In cloud hosting facilities, an effective power redundancy solution provides helps to ensure that user access to data, services and tools cannot be interrupted by an unexpected power outage. Although power redundancy is a relatively simple proposition in applications where only dual power inlet devices are present, in the real world, cloud hosting facilities often include a smattering of single inlet devices such as cooling systems, older application servers and aging distribution switches that do not include built-in power redundancy capabilities.

When faced with the dilemma of implementing a power redundancy solution in an environment that includes single power inlet devices, there are usually two different approaches to the problem. Administrators can either replace all existing single power inlet devices with new dual inlet devices or rely on the efficient power redundancy capabilities provided by an automatic power transfer switch to cover power fallback needs for single inlet network elements.

Although both solutions have their advantages, the high cost of replacing all single inlet devices with new dual inlet devices, coupled with the challenge of configuring new devices to work with existing network infrastructure often results in an automatic power transfer switch being the most practical solution. An automatic power transfer switch, such as WTI’s PTS-14CM20-V Series Vertical Format Power Transfer Switch provides single inlet devices with the same, reliable power fallback capabilities as would be found in new dual power inlet devices without the expense and hassles of integrating new equipment into the cloud infrastructure.

In addition to saving time and money, WTI’s PTS-14CM20-V Series Vertical Format Power Transfer Switch also saves rack space, by mounting to a rack post or rack pocket without taking up a single unit of valuable rack space. Instead of shuffling network elements around in the rack in order to make room for another device (as is often the case with horizontal format ATS units,) the PTS-14CM20-V provides a zero unit solution for power redundancy which is generally more easy to access than a horizontal unit that has been squeezed into the back of the equipment rack.

In cloud hosting facilities, data centers, web hosting applications and test labs, an effective power redundancy solution ensures that simple power outages will not interrupt client access to important data and services. By eliminating power outages as a possible source of downtime, a power redundancy solution helps to keep both users happy by making certain that the services that they pay for are always available when needed. WTI’s PTS-14CM20-V Series Vertical Format Power Transfer Switches take the sting out of the task of implementing an effective power redundancy solution by eliminating the expense and hassles of replacing existing single power inlet devices.




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