Tripp Lite debuts new UPS systems
Power supply systems are designed to help reduce energy consumption and costs
The latest uninterruptible power supply (UPS) systems by Tripp Lite, a leading manufacturer of power protection equipment, are designed to respond to energy and cost concerns in data centres across the GCC.
Datacenter Dynamics has estimated that worldwide data centre energy consumption grew by 19% in 2012 compared to the previous year, with average power per rack at 4.0 kilowatts. Gartner also reported last year that energy-related costs account for almost 12% of data storage companies' overall expenditure and this is expected to rise further as more and more organisations demand greater computing capacity and increased IT centralisation.
"Many in the industry agree that integrating high-efficiency UPS systems into the data centre infrastructure is essential in addressing these concerns. Our meticulously engineered UPS portfolio boasts up to 99% line-mode efficiency and can significantly reduce a company's carbon footprint by as much as 3,152 pounds, conserving around 2,352 kilowatt-hours of electricity," said Vipin Sharma, Tripp Lite's vice-president for Middle East and Africa (MEA).
Tripp Lite UPS systems also feature remote management capability. Its network management system (NMS) PowerAlert software is designed to enable data centre managers to integrate all power sources into a single console.
Automatic notifications are also deployed in case of exceptional conditions such as overloading, technical faults, high temperature and fire, all of these are critical, cost-effective means to prevent damage or loss of data. To complement its UPS systems, Tripp Lite also produces intelligent power distribution units (PDU) that are designed to enable data centre managers to monitor and control energy flow across the entire infrastructure.
"Most of Tripp Lite's UPS, racks and PDUs are modular, which can be configured and re-configured depending on the current business demand. As a result, it runs close to capacity, which is what most companies prefer because a UPS system runs at highest efficiency when it is near its maximum capacity," said Sharma.