UPS & Diesel Back-up Generator
UPS & Diesel Back-up Generator - what precisely is their job and why are they available in data center facilities anywhere in the world?
UPS is an abbreviation for Uninterruptible Power Supply or Uninterruptible Power Source. This is a battery that is used to power a computer or a web server to avoid the loss of data if the main power source fails for whatever reason or becomes unstable. A diesel generator basically self-explanatory. UPSs and generators are widely-used as a backup in data centers to back up the power and to guarantee the continuous functioning of all of the servers located there. Since the UPS runs at all times, it provides the desired power for the machines to remain working until the generator starts and takes over. Using this sort of a backup is essential for any data center or web hosting provider that wants to keep their hardware and information intact in case there is a power surge or outage, due to the fact that it provides them with ample time to react until the problem is resolved and the main power supply is restored.
UPS & Diesel Back-up Generator in Semi-dedicated Servers
The semi-dedicated server accounts we offer are created within a state-of-the-art data center in the downtown area of Chicago and its electric power backup system is one of the reasons why we are able to guarantee a 99.9% uptime for both the machines that are part of our highly developed web hosting platform and the network that deals with all the traffic to and from them. An individual UPS unit is attached to each machine to keep it online until several generators kick in. The latter are effective enough to deliver electricity for the whole center for a long time without having to restrict the power consumption or the functionality of any hosting server or network device, so even in the event that there is a disruption, all of the sites hosted on our platform will still be available without disruptions and will operate at top speed.