Posts Tagged ‘primary power supply’

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.


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.


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.


The Transfer Switch – Effective Power Redundancy without all the Costs and Hassles

Thursday, September 8th, 2011

When power to a critical network device suddenly fails or becomes unstable, the resulting network outage can often create a wave of pain that’s quickly felt throughout your entire organization. Network communication is a vital part of any modern business, and most businesses can’t afford to have a relatively minor inconvenience, such as a power failure, interfere with the ability of their employees and customers to access important network resources and communication capabilities. This is exactly why so many businesses are updating their network infrastructure to include power fallback and power redundancy capabilities.


Adding Power Fallback and Redundancy without the Expense of New Dual Inlet Devices

Friday, August 26th, 2011

In most modern business operations, the network is the vital part of the corporate infrastructure; when the network is down, the pace of business often slows to a crawl, communication stops and many important resources are simply unavailable. With this in mind, one of the main goals of most network administrators is to ensure network reliability; this means that network administrators will generally do everything in their power to ensure that the network is up, running and available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.


The Automatic Transfer Switch – Power Fallback for Single Inlet Network Devices

Monday, June 20th, 2011

In data center operations, power fallback and power redundancy are frequently used to ensure that critical network services will always be available; even when your primary power source is not available. Although power fallback and redundancy solutions provide a valuable means to ensure continuous access to important network functions, the costs of replacing existing single power inlet network devices are often prohibitively high, especially in this era of shrinking budgets and cost cutting. In cases like this, an automatic transfer switch provides an ideal solution for applications that require power fallback capabilities, but lack the budget required to buy all new, dual power inlet devices.