Our Director of Application Engineering, Ilyas Ayub, wrote an article for Data Center Journal Magazine (April 2017) that explores backup power options available for data storage and server applications.

Emergency and backup power are critical for all data centers, collocation centers, or Central Offices. This article outlines backup power options available for IT and telco data centers and benchmarks new technologies (Lithium-ion batteries and Supercapacitors) relative to the traditional Lead Acid batteries. This analysis will address energy density, power density, cycle life, calendar life, recharge time, environmental concerns, safety and cost. Additionally, this article will help explain which option is recommended based on different data server application requirements.

Read full article “Backup Power Options for Data Storage and Servers” Pages 8-13.