Only a few years ago, 99% uptime was the most impressive and service-forward promise a data center could offer you. That’s 361 days of uptime a year—a revenue loss of $8 per minute, or over $46,000 a year. A quarter of that downtime is caused by UPS system failures. Fortunately, the industry has been shaken and stirred by innovation, and the myth of 100% uptime has become a reality. It doesn’t happen by itself, though.
Power Distribution and Aging Architecture
Your center is only as reliable as its power distribution. UPSs are reliable enough, but you’ll struggle to achieve constant uptime without affecting change throughout your power distribution network. Electrical demands have grown exponentially in only a few years, and switchgear technology is meeting them effortlessly. In the past, this technology was all but ignored, but the years have turned it into a modernized, time efficient power behemoth.
Preventative maintenance is one of the foundations to permanent uptime, and switchgears are their cornerstone.
No new map should be drawn according to old information, and no data center strategy should be created using old equipment. 2SIS switchgears provide concentrated power that require a negligible level of maintenance. They make future upgrades easier and cheaper to achieve. The technology has been around for years, but it’s highly relevant to today’s center. It remains one of the hardiest models on the market, and it manages its influence without creating a large footprint.
Solid insulation technology is modular and flexible. Like GIS, it uses earthed shields and provides a constant electrical field while reducing internal arcing. It also connects to a massive range of MV power systems and allows for two and three phase faults. It will revolutionize your power distribution system and keep operators safe to boot.
Contact LDP Associates Inc. for more information on designing and building a data center with the highest uptime for your business.