UPS & Diesel Back-up Generator
UPS & Diesel Back-up Generator - what is their role and why are they available in data centers worldwide?
UPS is an abbreviation for Uninterruptible Power Supply or Uninterruptible Power Source. It's a battery used to power a PC or a server in order to avoid the loss of information when the main power source fails for whatever reason or becomes unstable. A diesel generator is more or less self-explanatory. UPSs and generators are widely-used as a backup in data centers to back up the power and to guarantee the continuous operation of all the machines located there. As the UPS works at all times, it offers the desired power for the web servers to remain working until the generator starts and takes over. Using this type of a backup is crucial for any data center or web hosting provider that wants to keep their hardware and information intact in case of a power surge or outage, since it offers them lots of time to react until the issue is resolved and the main power supply is restored.
UPS & Diesel Back-up Generator in Cloud Website Hosting
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in 3 of the biggest data centers around the world. They're located in the United States, in the UK and in Australia. Given that data protection and server uptime are our priorities, the 3 facilities have several backup systems against power outages. A number of diesel generators can keep the web servers working for hours or even for several days and every machine that's part of our cutting-edge cloud platform has its own enterprise-class UPS to keep it operational until the generators begin working. This setup is amongst the reasons why you can easily ensure a 99.9% web server and network uptime, so if you host your websites inside a shared account with us, you shall take advantage of a fast and flawless service without having to worry about any disturbances due to power outages.