Network Communications News (NCN) June 2016 - Page 32

S P E C I A L F E AT U R E UPS & power management The right choice In today’s data driven society it is vital to choose the right UPS in order to adequately protect your infrastructure. Leo Craig of Riello looks at some of the key considerations when selecting a UPS for the cloud generation. S ome say the 1970s and 1980s were the era of electronics development and the 1990s the age of software development. So what do we call the 2000s and beyond? Many believe this is the era of cloud data as we live in a world with vast amounts of information being stored, managed and processed in ‘the cloud’. Consumers are becoming more information hungry than ever – devouring social media applications, shopping, banking and working online. More and more businesses are also adopting cloud services – indeed, research from the Cloud Industry Forum (CIF) showed that the number of organisations using cloud services is likely to increase from 78 per cent this year to 85 per cent by 2018. With the growth of the digital economy showing no signs of slowing, it is essential that this data is protected. To this effect, having an uninterruptible power supply (UPS) in place is now a must for businesses who can’t afford to lose vital information in the event of a power outage. The UPS forms a key part of any IT infrastructure 32 32-34 UP 8$Y[˚[ ̂K Ǩ M MN B