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Key Elements of Data Center Design

Designing a data center that provides critical services for a business with minimal downtime is no small task. It is a complex job that requires a lot of strategy and insight. With the rise of new technologies like cloud computing, data center design is constantly...

Common Types of UPS Systems

For many businesses and individuals, experiencing a power surge or power failure can mean disaster. Losing saved work, important data, and computer files as a result of power loss situations can directly lead to lost revenue, damaged business reputation, and endless...

How Long Does a UPS System Last?

One of the most common questions concerning an Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) system is how long the battery supplies power that remains uninterrupted. In other words, how long does a UPS system last? Although some UPS systems can operate flawlessly for up to 15...

Data Center Design Best Practices

Data center design standards, such as the standards unveiled by the Uptime Institute’s Tier Standard, emphasize performance by optimizing the power and cooling systems. Both systems make a significant contribution for determining the overall performance of a data...

Calculating the Cost of Downtime

Our friends at Eaton have prepared a useful worksheet to help you calculate the true cost of downtime to your organization. Selecting the right UPS Systems and having them professionally installed and maintained is crucial for maximizing uptime and reducing the cost...

UPS Battery Maintenance and Testing

Also referred to as a backup battery, an Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) generates backup power every time the primary power source fails to deliver energy or when the voltage output falls below a level that is the minimum amount of energy required to power a...

Texas is a Strong Data Center Market

The data and information sector is growing exponentially. Texas is proving to be a hotbed for the data center market, and that means a ton of new jobs, infrastructure, and market growth across a number of different industries. What makes Texas the center of the...

NEC Code Changes Under Review

The NEC 2020 Code Review is under way, and it has broad implications for data center design and electrical installation of any kind. Comp-Utility is committed to staying up-to-date on all requirements to deliver the most safe and effective installations...

The Risks of Counterfeit Electrical Devices

Great information over at the Eaton blog about suspect electical devices. Your service providers should have good relationships with reputable suppliers, and when it comes to UPS systems and other electical power equipment, safety is a key concern. Make...

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