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Distributed versus centralized power backup strategies

Published By: Eaton
Published:  Jun 01, 2012
Length:  7 pages

Though power protection solutions vary in numerous ways, all but the largest data centers use one of two basic approaches when deploying uninterruptible power systems (UPSs): Either they distribute many smaller UPSs among their server racks or they install one or two large UPSs centrally within or near their server room.

Both strategies have strengths and weaknesses, and there is no simple formula for determining which one a given company should use. This white paper attempts to simplify the decision-making process, however, by explaining each architecture's pros and cons, outlining the key questions to ask when deciding between them and describing ways to mitigate the weaknessesof whichever approach you ultimately select

Tagsuninterruptible power system, ups, power back up strategy, distributed power back up scheme, centralized back up scheme, white space, hybrid back up strategy