UPS/standby power/batteries

  • Aggreko publishes free guide to contingency planning for emergency power in rail sector

    Aggreko has published a free planning guide to help prepare for grid blackouts or power equipment failures in the rail industry.

  • Schneider Electric recognised for second consecutive year

    Schneider Electric, a global specialist in energy management and automation, has announced for the second consecutive year it has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. as a leader in the Magic Quadrant for Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) Tools1 for its StruxureWare for Data Centers software suite. 

  • A glowing review for PCL

    Formerly Borri, Power Control (PCL) has received a glowing review for its electrical expertise and high performance UPS solutions from one of the world’s largest travel sites.

    Due to continued business expansion, the global travel review company recently replaced its 60kVA, end of life unit with the purchase of two Borri B8000FXS 20kVA UPS units, which are now handling added capacity the company’s newest facility.

  • PCL approved by Constructionline

    Uninterruptible power supply (UPS) specialist, Power Control (PCL) has been approved as an accredited supplier by one of the UK’s largest qualification certification scheme for construction related contractors, consultants and material suppliers, Constructionline.

  • Saft recognised for energy storage marketplace commitment and leadership

    Saft, a designer and manufacturer of advanced technology batteries for industry, was honoured by the Energy Storage Association (ESA) with the Brad Roberts Outstanding Industry Achievement Award during the ESA’s 25th Annual Conference & Expo, that took place on 28 May  in Dallas, Texas. Saft was lauded for its support of the ESA and for its leading role in providing a range of battery systems and technologies that deliver reliable and efficient energy storage in both off-grid and on-grid applications.

  • New white paper describes best methods for choosing IT rack power distribution

    Schneider Electric, a global specialist in energy management, has announced a new White Paper #202; How to Choose IT Rack Power Distribution, which discusses the criteria for selecting IT rack power distribution from the myriad of choices available, and outlines the practical decisions required to reduce downtime.

  • UPSL helps Scottish government prepare for any eventuality at Commonwealth Games

    Last summer, the eyes of athletics fans around the globe were firmly focused on Glasgow, as one of the world’s greatest sporting events took place in and around the historic Scottish city.

  • Thamesgate Group secures pole position for Huawei UPS in the UK

    Thamesgate has received four-star certified service partner status for Huawei’s range of high efficiency uninterruptible power supplies. The award follows successful completion of UPS service engineer training at the Huawei Shenzhen facility in China and audit of Thamesgate’s UK facilities.

    Thamesgate is the first UK certified service partner (CSP) for Huawei and its range of uninterruptible power supplies. To achieve certification requires extensive investment in training, procedures, facilities and field installations. The CSP rating system runs from three to five stars and provides a progressive range of support services and discounts as well as approving the company to provide installation and service work on Huawei UPS systems.

  • Protecting the performance of your UPS

    Leo Craig, general manager of Riello UPS, explores the impact that ‘open’ maintenance protocols are having on the UPS market and what this means for customers

  • Critical Advantages in the Data Centre: Live Webcast: Why Modern UPS delivers Infrastructure Savings

    Critical Advantages in the Data Centre:

    Live Webcast: Why Modern UPS delivers Infrastructure Savings

    Thursday September 25th, 2014 from 11am to 11.40am GMT

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    Data Centre TCO optimisation and rapid ROI are some of the key success elements for any data centre operator.  

    New UPS and backup technologies can now enable new ways of designing the secure power for your data centre overcoming any physical or electrical constraint, cutting the energy cost and also dramatically reducing the initial investment on the electrical infrastructure.

  • Further UPS installations at Reading

    Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) specialist, Borri has just completed the installation and commissioning of four additional, high efficiency Borri B9600FXS UPS units at Everest Data Centre’s facility in Reading.


  • What do today’s data centres expect of their UPS?

    UPSs that effectively protect their critical load from mains power failures and disturbances are essential to modern data centres. To successfully fulfil this role in today’s business conditions, they must do so while offering near-perfect availability, high efficiency and easy scalability. In this article, Kenny Green, technical support manager at Uninterruptible Power Supplies Ltd (UPS Ltd), a Kohler company, looks at how available UPS topology allows data centre operators to meet these exacting requirements

  • Thamesgate achieves Riello UPS Certified Engineer status

    Thamesgate has become one of the first UK service companies with engineers approved under a new certification programme from Riello UPS. Called ‘Certified Engineers’ the initiative is designed to protect Riello UPS clients from ‘rogue traders’ and ensure the right levels of support are channelled through a network of authorised service partners

  • Is your UPS system ready for the impact of Big Data?

    Big Data, as its name suggests, concerns large volumes of complex data that if correctly processed can be a powerful tool for many enterprises. However, providing the processing capacity required can call for tens, hundreds or even thousands of servers. This impacts data centre operators who must provide UPS protection of sufficient capacity and flexibility for these new challenges. In this article, Kenny Green, technical support manager at Uninterruptible Power Supplies, a Kohler company, looks at how modern modular UPS systems can help operators meet the challenges of ‘Big Data’

  • Is your UPS system ready for the impact of Big Data?

    Big Data, as its name suggests, concerns large volumes of complex data that if correctly processed can be a powerful tool for many enterprises. However, providing the processing capacity required can call for tens, hundreds or even thousands of servers. This impacts data centre operators who must provide UPS protection of sufficient capacity and flexibility for these new challenges.

  • Achieving cost-effective, scalable UPS solutions at the megawatt level

    Rapidly growing demand for data capacity means that data centre power requirements are increasingly reaching megawatt rather than kilowatt levels. In this article, Kenny Green, Technical Support Manager at Uninterruptible Power Supplies Ltd, a Kohler company looks at how UPS providers can respond to this challenge while maintaining the availability and energy efficiency standards enjoyed by lower power installations.

    Data centres are getting larger, sometimes dramatically so. In Langfang, China, construction is under way at the Range International Information Hub. When completed in 2016, this commercial data centre will become probably the largest in the world; covering 6.3 Million square feet, it will be nearly the same size as the Pentagon. Other data centres of a million square feet or more are already in existence across the US and other parts of the world.

  • Why the modular approach is becoming more important than UPS efficiency

    Operating efficiency is now a generic ‘tick-box’ specification when comparing uninterruptible power supplies. Within the data centre market, the ability to easily expand a UPS system is becoming a more important consideration, fuelled by virtualisation and the launch of new modular UPS systems. Robin Koffler, director of the Thamesgate Group, explains

  • Resilience, efficiency and scalability in data centre UPS systems

    Operating in a fiercely competitive industry means data centre operators are under enormous pressure to keep operating costs low and, in this environmentally conscious era, they are also under pressure to minimise the environmental impact of their operations. It is not hard to see that energy efficiency is the key to responding effectively to these pressures, but energy efficiency is not and can never be the sole goal of data centre operations. Data centre operators also want their systems to be readily scalable so that they can respond quickly and cost-effectively to the seemingly inexorable growth in demand for their services and, overarching all of these requirements is the need for near 100% availability.

  • UPS basics

    Budgeting for electricity, securing adequate supplies of it and finding ways to use less of it are all common topics of conversation among data center operators. Ensuring that the power their IT resources rely on is both dependable and clean, sadly, can sometimes be an afterthought. In truth, however, power sags, surges and outages are not only unavoidable but more than capable of damaging valuable IT equipment and bringing productivity to a halt.

  • Advanced UPS systems for cloud and hybrid IT

    The pace of change throughout the IT industry continues to accelerate, and data centres are no exception. Artur Faust, product manager 3-phase UPS, Data and IT Solutions at AEG Power Solutions, explains

    Rapidly evolving business cases require IT to align with updated priorities in the short term – whether that is cloud computing, virtualization, social media or hybrid IT. Data centres must be flexible, and must be able to respond to change in only a few weeks rather than many months. System utilisation can vary significantly at a moment's notice, and systems must cope.

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