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Friday’s power surge in Warrington – it all went dark.

Friday 13th May at around 4pm we experienced what we believe was a power surge in the Warrington area. We don’t know how widespread this was so let us know if you ‘felt’ it.

Power surges whilst uncommon do happen in the UK and it got us talking about UPS devices.

A UPS (Uninterruptible power supply) is a unit typically connected to your server that monitors and recognises power supply changes. In a power surge situation it ‘flattens’ the power surge ‘spike’ and your server shouldn’t feel a thing.

Should your electric supply go off completely through a power failure the unit can take over from your mains power and runs your server for a short time whilst simultaneously running a command for the server to power down as ‘normal’. The server then safely turns itself off whilst preserving your business data and processes. This is much better and safer for the server than the power to the server simply stopping.

If a server simply stops working it can cause problems for users accessing the network, unsaved data can be lost and your operation can grind to a halt.

UPS devices vary in cost depending on what you are looking for them to do for your business. We have provided units to different companies this year so if you want to discuss how relevant it is for you drop us a line (Tel 0845 643 6011 or email sales@swan-solutions.com).

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