Data center operators face constant pressure to save time, save money, and enhance efficiency — all while keeping things up and running. It’s not easy, especially considering the expanding scope and magnitude of power outages across the country. Eaton’s Blackout Tracker logged 3,879 separate U.S. power outages in 2016, the greatest number since the company first began tracking in 2008. Furthermore, the number of people affected by power failures nearly doubled from 2016 to 2017, with more than 36.7 million impacted in 2017 alone.
Unexpected outages not only threaten system efficiency, but lead to large unexpected costs associated with downtime. With another hurricane season close to wrapping up and an ever-escalating list of threats that leave mission-critical environments even more vulnerable to downtime, it’s important for organizations to be prepared with the necessary solutions and support to ensure uptime in the case of an event.