UPS & Diesel Back-up Generator
What's a UPS unit? What exactly is a diesel backup generator? Why exactly are they found in every data center?
UPS is an abbreviation for Uninterruptible Power Supply or Uninterruptible Power Source. It's a battery used to power a personal computer or a web server to avoid the loss of info in case the main source of energy fails for whatever reason or becomes unstable. A diesel generator is more or less self-explanatory. UPSs and generators are used as a backup in data centers to back up the power and to ensure the uninterrupted operation of all of the machines located there. Since the UPS operates constantly, it offers the required power for the web servers to remain operational until the generator starts and takes over. Using this kind of a backup is vital for any data center or web hosting provider that wants to keep their hardware and info intact in the case of a power surge or outage, since it provides them with ample time to react until the problem is resolved and the primary power supply is restored.
UPS & Diesel Back-up Generator in Web Hosting
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in three of the largest sized data centers throughout the world. They're located in the United States, in the United kingdom and in Australia. Considering that data integrity and web server uptime are our priorities, the 3 facilities have numerous backup systems against power outages. Several diesel generators can keep the hosting servers operational for hours or even for a few days and each machine that is part of our cutting-edge cloud platform includes its own enterprise-class UPS to keep it operational until the generators begin working. This setup is among the reasons why you can easily promise a 99.9% server and network uptime, so if you host your web sites in a shared account with our company, you shall take advantage of a fast and flawless service without worrying about any interruptions due to electrical power outages.
UPS & Diesel Back-up Generator in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you get a semi-dedicated server
account from our company, it will be set up on a cutting-edge hosting platform inside a data center with a fantastic infrastructure. The Chicago-based center uses an independent UPS for each and every web server or network switch located there to ensure that the proper functioning of any unit shall not be interrupted until efficient generators start supplying the required electricity. The latter can power the whole data center for quite a long time without having to turn off any machines, so all the sites hosted on our web servers shall continue to operate at maximum speed and with zero effect on their capabilities. These electric power backup options enable us to ensure that any outage will never be a reason for your sites to go offline or to have lowered functionality.