Importance of Uninterrupted Power Supplies (UPS)

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Uninterrupted power supplies are something we rely on regularly without thinking about it. We take them for granted in an office environment. A UPS system provides steady power, usually to computers, through the use of capacitors or flywheels, sort of like a backup battery. If something should disrupt power, the UPS will continue providing energy to pertinent electronics, usually long enough to finish their operations and shut down properly if the interruption is likely to last a long time, or else long enough for the interruption to end. They’re exceptionally useful for data storage and can prevent massive data losses.

UPS is an important system type for tech startups. In fact, industrial UPS systems are often the best idea. Industrial systems are hardier and capable of handling heavier power loads than the small systems that fit under your desk in the office. UPS systems are already intended to protect against losses, but they’re especially pertinent for startups because startups are so much more vulnerable to data loss.

A tech business that has been established with many years behind it will inevitably accrue healthy redundancy in its technological capital. Backup computers will exist on top of drive backups. A steady supply of fresh storage will arise over time, and this makes established tech companies much more resilient to single event losses. They still need to insulate themselves against these, of course, but it means that the damage that could be caused by a large-scale outage won’t be catastrophic. Startups don’t have this luxury. Every bit of operating time and every process counts when your margins are thin. While industrial-grade UPS systems are often considered the luxury or necessity of larger tech companies, they have the capacity to see a startup through not only a catastrophe but expansion and growth. Tech startups are primarily bounded by their infrastructure and technological capital; having an industrial-grade UPS system already will allow a startup to expand with greater courage and security.

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Protecting your business against data loss is something you need to do for your own sake and the sake of your clientele. For a new company, protecting yourself against data loss is protecting yourself against failure. When you’re just setting out, margins are slim and you don’t have the network you’ll eventually develop as a profitable company, one corrupted drive can spell doom for your operations. More startups are coming to understand this, and entrepreneurs are taking note of those that are invested in their future

Dexter Panganiban

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