Posts Tagged ‘secondary 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.

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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.

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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?

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Why is Power Redundancy Such an Important Feature for Serial Console Servers?

Wednesday, July 27th, 2011

A serial console server provides network administrators with a valuable tool for dealing with problems at remote network equipment racks, without the need for expensive truck rolls or excessive service calls to the remote equipment rack. When you consider the importance of this function, it makes sense to choose a serial console server product that includes power redundancy and power fallback features in order to help ensure that the capabilities provided by the serial console server will always be available when they are needed the most; even in cases where the primary power supply for the remote rack has failed.

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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.

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Why does a Remote Console Server need Power Supply Redundancy?

Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011

A remote console server provides network administrators with several very powerful tools. A remote console server provides an alternative way to contact remote network elements when your main network is down, and a remote console server can also monitor events and environmental factors at remote network equipment sites. When you consider the importance and value of these functions, it’s no surprise that many network administrators see their remote console server as a piece of “mission critical equipment.” If the remote console server server crashes, then administrators often have no way to establish a remote connection with far-away network elements, or to check device status and environmental status at a remote site.

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