Traditional Data Storage
Having a traditional UPS system on-premises, Flexitallic’s UPS Backup Time had the download capacity of around 30 minutes to accommodate around 50 servers. After many problems such as the power going off, failing main core business applications and facing a complete shutdown they eventually discovered a firmware bug on the storage discs.
Trying to recover and go to the backups, they unfortunately discovered their clean data was also compromised from the initial problem, which meant they had to go back by 1 month. “The business lost a lot of money and time because of the downtime with the traditional UPS” -Richard Shaw (System Administrator at Flexitallic Ltd). They quickly realised they needed more power and more uptime.
Flexitallic previously had 2 x UPS on-site, with only 30 minutes downtown and no bypass. So, if they ever had a problem with their UPS or wanted to do some maintenance, they couldn’t bypass the electrics to keep the equipment running, meaning all their equipment had to be shut down. “It didn’t happen very often, but when it did happen, it was a pain” Richard Shaw (System Administrator at Flexitallic Ltd)
After DIS completed a full site survey with Power Control, the best outcome for Flexitallic was to install 2 x CERTA C500 10KVA, with 2-hour autonomy and bypass. The C500 can be installed with internal batteries as standard. This removes the need for external battery cabinets on standard run times, enabling them to maximise valuable floor space. “The actual layout of the work and the way it was planned was fantastic” -Richard Shaw (System Administrator at Flexitallic Ltd)