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Why MSPs Should Care About UPSes

As has been established in past posts and as a general rule, especially in the early days of managed service providers, smooth IT often involves a viable business continuity plan.

So, what happens when you lose power? I'm not referring to the pull, props or clout you have in the office among peers of subordinates; we're talking about a power outage. That's where hardware and systems equipped with uninterruptible power supplies more than comes in handy.

Many MSPs for instances offer hosted servers that are supplied with conditioned UPS power that will run even if utility power fails. At the optimum level UPS power subsystem is N+1 redundant with instantaneous failover.

What that algebraic equation (i.e. N+1) above refers to is the even more granular use of power supply modules.

In medium and large enterprise environments, as well as activity-intensive small businesses, continuity is important.

A single, large UPS can also be a single point of failure, which can disrupt other systems, the N+1 redundant, fail-safe approach leverages UPS modules that can operate independently of one another.

If you're an MSP, you should consider folding this into your service offerings. If you're a business retaining an IT service shop for managed services, you should insist on it.

Posted by Jabulani Leffall on December 08, 2010 at 11:57 AM


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