If you’re a native to Arizona, or you’ve been doing business here for a while, you know how intense monsoon season can be. Monsoon season can create some of the most outrageous, beautiful storms, and can even cause us to break out our extra blankets. But it can also be a walking danger zone for power supplies.
Here in Arizona, we can expect Monsoon season to range from around June 15, and move well into the very end of September. As seen in the past, monsoons can cause great power outages, which can mean bad news for businesses relying on their computer networks as the home front of their data and information. But how can you be prepared?
An Uninterruptible Power Supply, or UPS, is like a very large battery that provides emergency power to a load when the input power source, normally the main power, fails. Having a UPS on your equipment is crucial to protecting sensitive electronics and data. A UPS is essentially a surge protector with a battery backup. The battery allows the equipment attached to the UPS to remain turned on in the event of a power outage. This permits the user to close applications or connections in order to shut down gracefully. It also protects equipment from brown-outs and electrical surges by providing a consistent level of electricity to components. A UPS can provide instantaneous protection from power interruptions or outages, and is usually used to protect computers, data centers, telecommunication equipment, or other electrical equipment where unexpected power disruptions could cause injuries, fatalities, business disruption, or data loss. They are extremely important to have in the state of an emergency.
As with any equipment needed to run a business, it is imperative to have the most compatible and up to date UPS installed for your data recovery needs. Having the correct UPS installed will ensure that the power requirements for your business and data are met, and that the key hardware is protected. It is recommended that most UPS’ be replaced every 3-4 years to ensure absolute and completely satisfactory operation. If you’re unsure about the state or compatibility of your UPS machine, call MTI today to prepare yourself for monsoon season. Extreme weather conditions can cause unexpected, agenda-altering changes to you and your business if you’re not protected, and it’s always better to be safe than sorry in situations like these. Prepare yourself. Prepare your data. Call MTI for a UPS health check today.