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Efficient management of the physical infrastructure is now an imperative. To enable the IT hardware to meet the needs of your business, you want to keep your infrastructure operating smoothly while delivering the agility to meet ever changing requirements. Power, racks and cooling have all become the building blocks of a fully integrated system to address the needs of today’s complex computing environments. Tech Session provides a wide array of management solutions specifically tailored to your IT environment and its supporting physical infrastructure.

Our UPS Management solutions are designed to control and monitor UPSs from desktop to data centre and in the event of an extended power outage to enable automated server shutdown. Physical Security and Environmental solutions ensure not only environmental monitoring, but also access control and video surveillance of your computing environment for operations of all sizes. Physical Infrastructure Management solutions enable you to efficiently operate and monitor a diverse range devices and include intelligent ITIL-based software applications to maximize the use of your existing data centre capacity.

 

Electrical power failures and their consequences

In over 40% of data losses the cause is power supply problems.

Supplying power directly to personal computing equipment creates risks as the power supply is not 100% reliable.

 

 

Protect your applications from electrical disturbances

Brownouts, spikes and power cuts :

  • Unexpected shutdowns
  • Loss of data
  • Malfunctions

Surges :

  • Overheating and accelerating ageing
  • Damage to equipment or components

Frequency Variations :

  • Damage to sensitive equipment (pc’s, measuring instruments, etc…)
  • Loss of data

High-frequency interference :

  • Malfunctions, random faults
  • ...

4 functions for intelligent power supply control :

  • Notification of events using pop-up windows, Excel, SMS, Mail, …
  • Shutdown safeguarding data integrity
  • Monitoring operating parameters using supervisor console
  • Power control : wake up/standby, on/off, remote reboot

 

UPS Technologies :

Off-Line or Passive Standby

The most frequently-used technology for protecting PC’s with reasonable quality power. In normal mode, the UPS supplies power to the application directly from the mains, filtered but Without active conversion. The battery is charged from the mains. In the event of a power cut or fluctuation, the UPS delivers a stable power from the battery. Off-line technology is not suitable if the power supply is of low quality (industrial sites) or subject to frequent disruptions.

Advantages : Low cost, adequate for office environments.

 

Line Interactive

In normal mode, the device is controlled by a microprocessor that monitors the quality of the supply And reacts to fluctuations. A voltage compensation circuit is enabled to boost or reduce the supply voltage to compensate for the fluctuations.

Advantages : Compensates for under and over voltage without using the batteries

 

 

Double-Conversion (On-Line)

Double conversion UPS’s are designed for centralized protection of critical equipment, ensuring A consistent quality of power supply regardless of disturbances on the incoming mains. The output voltage is entirely regenerated by a sequence of AC to DC conversion followed by a DC to AC inverter to create a supply without any electrical interference. Double conversion UPS’s are essential for providing continuous protection of critical systems. On-Line double conversion UPS’s can be used with any type of equipment as there are no transients when changing over to battery power.

Advantages : this technology provides the highest performance with the applications protected against any type of disturbance and a constant output voltage and frequency. A bypass provides continuity of supply during maintenance.

 

Power Management

Aim : improve equipment reliability and guarantee data integrity

Uninterruptible Power Supplies are used as a backup system in case of a power failure to prevent Downtime. This type of protection is essential, but is only partially effective if the user is not in control of the situation. With power supply management, the user is notified immediately of the status of the system and can initiate automatic actions depending on the events, control the power supply remotely and manage the electrical equipment more effectively.

 

Instant notification

  • Alerts users of power supply faults and shows how much time remains until the battery can no longer support the system
  • Alerts remote network administrators by sending messages via e-mail, SMS Text, pager or fax.

 

Shutting down servers and PC operating systems

The back-up time of a UPS maynot be adequate enough to support the system for prolonged power cuts. When the battery is nearly discharged, the UPS software :

  • Initiates the sequence of operations programmed by the user
  • Automatically closes all open system files
  • Shuts down the computer

 

Remote equipment control

Some Protection Systems have an independent remote control of each outlet :

  • Shutdown/restart an item of equipment that is locked up
  • Turn off low priority outlets to ensure the maximum back-up time for more critical applications
  • Restart equipment in sequence etc…

 

Log of UPS events and measurements

  • Logs events, at night or over weekends, for example
  • Monitors the quality of the power on site.