Posts Tagged ‘secondary power source’

The Transfer Switch – A Simple Way to Provide Power Redundancy for Single Inlet Network Devices

Friday, June 24th, 2011

These days, it’s pretty difficult to think of a type of business that doesn’t rely on network technology or internet access to one degree or another. Given the importance of network communication in the modern office, it’s easy to see why it has become absolutely vital that the corporate network is always up and running and available to users, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. In order to ensure the reliability and availability of the corporate network, many network administrators rely on power redundancy and automatic power fallback capabilities to prevent power outages and power supply instability from disrupting network communication.

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A Reliable Terminal Switch with Power Redundacy for Remote Applications

Monday, December 6th, 2010

A Terminal Switch is the heart of any out of band management application. When network equipment at a remote equipment site malfunctions, a terminal switch provides the most efficient, economical means to access command functions on remote devices in order to fix the problem. Almost any Terminal Switch product can provide remote access to command functions on network devices … but what if the malfunction was caused by a dead power generator or a downed power line? If power to the Terminal Switch is down, then without some sort of power redundancy, you’re back to square one, where the only solution is a long drive to the remote site.

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Power Source Redundancy for Single Input Devices

Monday, October 11th, 2010

Power source redundancy is a vital part of the infrastructure of most large data centers. The presence of a back-up power source in the data center helps to ensure that critical network devices such as routers, servers and firewalls are always up and running when they’re needed.

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