Posts Tagged ‘automatic transfer switch’

Minimize Downtime in Cloud Hosting Facilities

Friday, August 15th, 2014

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.


How to Add Power Redundancy without Replacing Single Inlet Devices or Sacrificing Rack Space

Thursday, August 7th, 2014

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.


WTI Releases PTS Family Automatic Transfer Switches

Tuesday, March 18th, 2014

Irvine, Ca, March 11, 2014 – WTI (, a leading manufacturer of automatic transfer switches, remote power management, and out-of-band console servers has announced the release of a new family of rack-mount Automatic Transfer Switches (ATS,) designed to adapt single inlet network devices for N+1 power redundancy applications.


Energy Company Stays Online During Oilfield Power Failure

Friday, March 7th, 2014


One of worlds’ largest oil companies has the mission-critical task of monitoring sensors across large scale oil field deployments. The company’s oil field monitoring equipment and servers must be up 24/7, so redundant power circuits are used whenever possible. The oil company has many single-power-supply network devices that must always be running. Because they are single power supply, if the UPS is taken down, they will also lose power to critical network elements.

The company was looking for a way to provide dual power to network elements and monitoring devices in case of UPS issues. Also, the NOC of the facility wanted the ability to reboot these critical devices and sensors remotely at all times.


Power Transfer Switch – Add Power Fallback Capabilities to Single Power Inlet Devices

Friday, August 30th, 2013

While power redundancy is obviously an important factor in any mission critical application, many administrators choose to do without a power redundancy solution due to the costs associated with replacing existing single power inlet devices with new dual-inlet devices. In cases like this a Power Transfer Switch (also known as an Automatic Transfer Switch) can help budget conscious managers to easily implement an effective power fallback strategy without the need to replace existing single-inlet devices.


New Automatic Transfer Switch for High Amp Applications

Wednesday, May 15th, 2013

Irvine, Ca, May 8, 2013 – WTI (, a leading manufacturer of remote power management, out-of-band branch office solutions and serial console servers has announced the release of a new automatic transfer switch, specifically designed for high amp power redundancy applications.


An Effective Power Redundancy Solution Doesn’t Have to be Expensive

Friday, December 23rd, 2011

Power redundancy is a vital element for any network application that demands 24/7 access and minimal downtime. But in spite of the importance of power redundancy, many network administrators are reluctant to implement a power redundancy solution, simply because of the cost of replacing existing single power inlet network elements with new, fallback-capable dual power inlet network elements. Given the tightening budgets and reduced spending seen throughout the corporate world, it’s easy to see why many network professionals feel forced to make a choice between system reliability and cost of implementation … but it doesn’t necessarily have to be that way.


The Automatic Transfer Switch – A More Economical Way to Minimize Network Downtime

Monday, November 7th, 2011

Over the last several years, as the internet has grown more omnipresent and become more of an integral part of every day life, the need to ensure that network services are always available when needed has also grown. As a result, network administrators are continually searching for ways to minimize downtime for important network devices, improve reliability and guarantee constant access to vital network functions.


An Automatic Transfer Switch can Solve Your Power Fallback Woes

Monday, October 3rd, 2011

The task of adding power redundancy and fallback capabilities to an existing network equipment site can be both expensive and frustrating; especially if you’re dealing with a rack full of single power inlet devices. In cases like this, you’re basically left with three choices: (1) Shell out the money to replace all of those single power inlet devices with brand new dual power inlet devices, (2) Forget about implementing your power fallback solution … even though you know that will leave your network open to downtime caused by power supply failures, or (3) Install an economical automatic transfer switch that allows you to keep using your single power inlet devices, while still providing an effective power redundancy and fallback solution.


Add Power Fallback and Redundancy without Replacing Single Power Inlet Devices

Monday, September 5th, 2011

Given the importance of network communication in the modern business world, there’s a growing trend in network administration to add power fallback/redundancy capabilities in more and more network applications. The benefits of power fallback and redundancy are obvious; network up-time is improved because even if your primary power supply fails, network equipment can still fallback to a secondary power supply without disrupting user access. But in spite of the obvious benefits of power fallback and redundancy, many network administrators decide to postpone the implementation of power fallback strategies simply because their equipment racks include existing single-power-inlet devices that would need to be replaced with dual input devices in order to provide effective power fallback.