Importance of UPS for your workstations
Investing in a good battery backup for your workstation/server room is equally important as any security measure, network policy, or state-of-the-art hardware.
In fact, the more high-end the devices, the more you should invest in a solid battery backup system.
Did you know power brownouts and electrical surges/spikes often ruin valuable hardware and data in the blink of an eye?
Brownout, which is power loss or a lack of voltage are the most frequent cause of data loss. Surges (increases of around 10 – 35% voltages) and spikes (a quick jolt of electricity) are the most damaging. Over time, if remain unchecked, it reduces the lifespan of your equipment if not render it completely useless.
Additionally, because electricity is dirty, even when already transformed inside your building, you often need an extra layer of protection to clean and purify power to your delicate equipment. So to prevent data loss, corruption, and damage; servers and other electrical devices must be protected from these events and given ample time to properly shutdown.
Battery backup or UPS (Uninterruptible Power Supply) should be part of any good disaster recovery plan.