Posts Tagged ‘back-up power supply’

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.


Don’t Let Single Power Inlet Network Devices Stand in the Way of Power Redundancy

Wednesday, July 13th, 2011

Adding power redundancy capabilities to an existing network application doesn’t necessarily need to cost a fortune. Although the expense of replacing existing single power inlet network devices with new dual inlet devices can often run into tens of thousands of dollars, there are also other alternatives for adding power fallback and redundancy to existing network installation without the need to replace single inlet devices. An automatic transfer switch provides a cost effective solution for adding power redundancy capabilities to single inlet devices without the need to replace those devices.


A Transfer Switch Can Provide Quick, Economical Power Redundancy for Single Inlet Devices

Monday, July 11th, 2011

Power outages can be a major headache for network administrators; especially when those outages occur at remote network equipment racks, where an interruption in power might not be noticed until it causes a problem and a user complains. Obviously, the ideal solution for dealing with power outages at network equipment racks, is to implement a power redundancy strategy that enables vital network devices to begin drawing power from a secondary power source in the event that the primary power source in not available.


The Advantages of a Transfer Switch – Don’t Let Power Problems Ruin Your Day

Monday, June 13th, 2011

In critical network applications, older single power inlet devices are basically a disaster waiting to happen. All it takes is a power outage to take down single-inlet routers, servers and firewalls and cause widespread interruptions of network service and loss of access to critical devices and functions when they’re needed the most. In an ideal world, the obvious solution would be to replace those existing single power inlet devices with brand new dual-inlet network elements, but in the real world, sometimes we just don’t have the budget to drop tens of thousands of dollars on new equipment when those older single inlet devices are working fine (for the most part.) In cases like this, a simple transfer switch can provide an economical means to add power redundancy and power fallback capabilities, without the need to replace existing single inlet devices.


Power Fallback Makes Perfect Sense for Remote Console Server Applications

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011

The “heart” of any out of band management application is a remote console server. A remote console server provides secure out of band access to console port command functions on remote devices, allows remote monitoring of environmental conditions and device status at remote network equipment sites, and also helps network administrators to know when critical network elements at remote sites fail to respond to communication. Given the importance of these many vital functions, it’s plain to see the value of a remote console server that includes power fallback capabilities to ensure continuing out of band access in the event of power disruptions at the remote network equipment site.