Your organization relies on the efficiency of your equipment. When a unexpected power outage occurs, your level of preparedness will be the difference between the disruption being a minor inconvenience and an full-blown crisis. This is why you want to make sure you have carefully implemented a well-planned out strategy to not only reduce the risk of power interruption from occurring in the first place, but enhancing your ability to resolve it quickly and efficiently in the event it does happen.
Make maintenance a priority
To ensure your systems are performing at optimal levels – and will kick into gear the moment you need them most – you need to conduct regular maintenance checkups. If you neglect this, you miss out on the opportunity to spot any inefficiencies or problems before they become bigger (and more expensive to fix). Scheduling ongoing preventative maintenance can help ensure your machines are kept in the best possible conditions and reduces the chance of them unexpectedly shutting down.
Decide which equipment is most critical
If the hardware in your data center is improperly shutting down, data could be lost or damaged and equipment could break. During periods of downtime, you want to make sure your most important assets are protected – and that the processes with the highest value to your organization are those that get up and running as quickly as possible. To prevent any of the above scenarios, make sure you are investing in backup systems and power protection tools that safeguard those mission-critical machines and processes above all else.
The longer your business goes without the power supply it needs to stay online, the more expensive your downtime becomes. Investing in UPS system, like those offered by Custom Networks, will guarantee peace of mind that, even when an outage occurs, your critical equipment will still have the power source it needs to quickly and safely switch to a generator.