Posts Tagged ‘power fallback’

Discover and Fix Unresponsive Network Elements Before Your Users Start to Complain

Thursday, February 9th, 2012

It isn’t always easy to know when a critical network element at a remote equipment site has malfunctioned or crashed. When a router or switch in a distant network equipment rack locks up and refuses to respond, a good IT administrator shouldn’t just wait until a user complains before taking action; an effective IT administrator should be able to detect equipment problems and deal with unresponsive devices before they cause problems for network users.


Power Fallback Always Seems Like a Good Idea After a Power Outage Interferes with Network Communication

Wednesday, December 28th, 2011

When a power outage at a remote equipment rack site takes down your network, suddenly the importance of an effective power redundancy solution becomes all too clear. Network outages are always costly; whether you’re talking about lost productivity, lost business opportunities or just the hassle of being without valuable network communication capabilities when you need them the most, a network outage always makes the cost of a power redundancy solution or power fallback strategy seem well worth whatever funds it might cost to put one together.


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 Power Transfer Switch – Avoid Waste While Adding Power Fallback Capabilities

Friday, December 2nd, 2011

In tight economic times, it makes sense to do one’s best to always get the most benefit out of things that you’ve already paid for. It doesn’t matter if you’re talking about a tube of toothpaste or single power-inlet network equipment; a wise budget manager will always try to squeeze every last bit of usable resources out of anything that they paid good money for. But while squeezing every usable drop of toothpaste out of the tube might be relatively easy, it’s not nearly as easy to to get additional use out of single-power-inlet network equipment if you need to implement a power redundancy solution … or is it?


The Transfer Switch – An Economical Solution for Effective Power Redundancy

Monday, November 14th, 2011

When a vital network element loses power and shuts down, the resulting outage can disrupt access to important network services or at worse, bring your entire network to its knees. This is a pretty familiar problem to most network administrators, and in most cases, the most obvious way to prevent this type of situation is to make certain that all of your vital network devices have access to a back-up power source. Although a power redundancy solution is easy to implement when the network device in question includes dual power inlets and built in power fallback capabilities, it can be a different matter if that vital network element only includes one power inlet.


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.


A Power Transfer Switch Saves Time and Money for Power Redundacy Applications

Monday, October 24th, 2011

In a modern business environment, most office workers and managers depend on the company network in order to get their jobs done. In fact, when the network is down, often there’s not a lot that we can actually accomplish without it. That’s why most network managers are continually pressed to work to minimize network downtime and ensure that vital network capabilities are always available when needed. There are many things that can be done to improve network up-time, but one of the first stems that many network engineers take, is to implement power redundancy strategy that relies on the power fallback capabilities provided by a power transfer switch.


Power Redundancy without the Expense of Replacing Single Power Inlet Network Devices

Friday, October 7th, 2011

In today’s technology driven world, computer networks essentially serve as the nervous system of large businesses and organizations. Users depend on the network to be available when they need it, and a widespread network crash can often bring an entire organization to its knees while users wait for valuable services and capabilities to be restored. With this in mind, the importance of a reliable power fallback or power redundancy solution is easy to understand; when network administrators eliminate network service interruptions caused by power outages, they have essentially eliminated one of the most common factors that can disrupt network communication and hamper the work flow of the business or organization that relies on a particular network.


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.


The Power Transfer Switch – An Easy, Economical Way to Implement Power Fallback Capabilities

Tuesday, September 20th, 2011

Often, network administrators are left with two choices when adding power redundancy and power fallback capabilities to an existing network equipment application; the expensive way and the easy way. The expensive way requires replacing every single existing single-power-inlet network device in the rack with a new dual-power-inlet device, and the easy way only requires the installation of an inexpensive, easy-to-operate power transfer switch in order to provide power fallback and redundancy capabilities to existing single-power-inlet devices.