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.
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One ill-timed power outage can ruin a week’s worth of testing in a single stroke. In addition to disabling the device under test, power outages can also take down vital test equipment such as data recorders, load injectors, traffic generators, test bed servers and other equipment associated with the test procedure, often resulting in invalid data and causing the entire test procedure to be started all over again. Fortunately, a power redundancy solution, such as WTI’s PTS-14CM20-V Series Vertical Format Power Transfer Switch can immediately switch to a back-up power source, preventing the test procedure from being interrupted.
The presence of older, single power inlet devices in Web Hosting infrastructure can present a bit of a conundrum for administrators who are charged with the responsibility of implementing a power redundancy solution. Although the most obvious answer to this problem is to replace those existing single power inlet devices with new dual inlet devices, the cost of new replacement devices often proves to be too much of a strain on one’s budget. Fortunately, WTI’s PTS-14CM20-V Series Vertical Format Power Transfer Switches make it simple to add power redundancy without replacing racks full of existing single power inlet devices.
In over-crowded data center equipment racks, sometimes there’s just not enough room for a traditional, horizontal format, rack-mount automatic power transfer switch. In cases like this, a vertical format power transfer switch can allow network administrators to implement a viable power redundancy solution without the need to juggle around existing rack elements or even remove a rarely used device from the rack. Unlike traditional horizontal format ATS units, a vertical format power transfer switch easily mounts to a rack post or rack pocket, providing effective power redundancy without the need to sacrifice valuable rack space.
A viable Power Redundancy Solution helps to provide data centers, web hosting facilities, test labs and cloud hosting applications with assurance that vital network element will continue to function in the event of a power outage. Obviously, this is a very important capability in any industry that hopes to provide customers with constant, reliable access to network based services and resources.