UPS & Diesel Back-up Generator
What's a UPS unit? What precisely a diesel backup generator? Why are they present in every single data center facility?
UPS is an abbreviation for Uninterruptible Power Supply or Uninterruptible Power Source. This is a battery which is used to power a PC or a server to prevent the loss of information when the main source of energy fails for whatever reason or becomes unsafe. A diesel generator pretty much self-explanatory. UPSs and generators are widely-used as a backup in data centers to back up the power supply and to guarantee the continuous running of all of the machines located there. As the UPS operates all the time, it offers the necessary power for the machines to remain operational until the generator starts and takes over. Using this sort of a backup is a must for any data center or web hosting provider that wants to keep their hardware and information intact in the event of a power surge or outage, due to the fact that it provides them with enough time to react until the issue is resolved and the primary power supply is restored.
UPS & Diesel Back-up Generator in Web Hosting
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in 3 of the largest sized data centers throughout the world. They're based in the USA, in the UK and in Australia. As data security and web server uptime are our priorities, all 3 facilities have numerous backup systems against electrical power outages. Several diesel generators can keep the hosting servers operational for hours or even for a few days and each and every machine which is part of our cutting-edge cloud platform provides its own enterprise-class UPS to keep it working until the generators kick in. This setup is one of the reasons why we can guarantee a 99.9% web server and network uptime, so if you host your websites inside a shared account with us, you shall take full advantage of a fast and extraordinary service and never having to worry about any disturbances due to power outages.
UPS & Diesel Back-up Generator in Semi-dedicated Servers
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accounts we provide are created in a state-of-the-art data center in downtown Chicago and its electric power backup system is among the reasons why we can afford to guarantee a 99.9% uptime for both the hosting servers that are part of our highly developed web hosting platform and the network that manages all the traffic to and from them. An individual UPS system is connected to every hosting server to keep it online until a variety of generators kick in. The latter are efficient enough to deliver electrical power for the whole facility for a long time without the need to limit the power consumption or the overall performance of any hosting server or network device, so even in case there is a blackout, all of the Internet sites hosted on our platform will still be accessible without interruptions and will operate at top speed.