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Our expertise lies in UPS sales, rentals, and leasing, along with providing both new and used critical infrastructure equipment. Stay tuned to our blog for insightful articles, updates, and expert advice on managing and optimizing Uninterruptible Power Supplies (UPS Systems), Diesel and Natural Gas Generators, Precision Cooling systems, Modular Data Centers and more.

Distributed Redundancy: “Maximum availability at minimal cost”

As the need for greater system availability intensifies across virtually every industry — from global banking to just in-time manufacturing — network, IT, and other information systems managers are asked to guarantee anunprecedented level of computer uptime. To compound the problem, the platforms on which these critical applications reside have never been more vulnerable. They

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Coordinating Decommission of a Datacenter

When coordinating a data center decommissioning project, there are many factors to consider and roles to assign. Will your used equipment be sold or recycled? Who will manage the vendors and contractors involved? How will the space be restored when the process is completed? With so many different factors to consider, having a team of

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Major Power Outages in the US and what to take from them

Power outages can cause billions of dollars of damage and downtime to businesses nationwide when proper systems are not in place to mitigate the loss of power. In 2020, there were three major power outage events recorded. Each of these events affected at a minimum of 1.5 million electricity users. Let’s explore what the biggest

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Top UPS Support Issues

As experts in the Uninterruptible Power System (UPS) industry, here at CI Group we have seen our fair share of UPS support issues. Learn more about these common issues and how your business can avoid them to prevent damage and downtime. Issue #1: There is nobody onsite qualified to address a UPS problem Frequently, businesses

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How To Easily Replace Your Facility’s UPS System

Upgrading, changing, or replacing your facility’s Uninterruptible Power System (UPS) doesn’t have to be a stressful experience. As experts in the industry, we’ve got some tips to share to help make your UPS replacement experience a successful one! Tip #1: Plan Ahead Arm yourself with knowledge when you are planning to replace your UPS. What

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Nursing Homes & Back-up power: Why It’s Crucial to Have

Some facilities cannot go without power because lives depend on it. Nursing care centers are home to senior citizens whose care requires constant, uninterrupted electrical power. These types of facilities need reliable power and it is essential to have a strong emergency back-up power system in place to keep those life saving systems working properly.

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Decommissioning A Data Center Blog

When decommissioning a data center, the key factors to consider are: safety, security, time, and cost. Your data center infrastructure equipment is a valuable asset. After your IT infrastructure systems are removed, there must be plans in place to professionally decommission your infrastructure equipment. This includes your back up generators, Uninterruptible Power Systems (UPS), power

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When Does A UPS Rental Make Sense?

Business continuity is of utmost importance now when businesses depend on technology to maintain daily operations and workflow. Uninterruptible Power Systems (UPSs) are the power source of choice when instant hold over power is needed to keep sensitive electronic systems operational. There are many applications where a UPS is needed, but not all of those

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Natural Gas vs. Diesel Generators: Pros and Cons

Introduction Having a reliable generator is crucial towards your keeping your continued operations running smoothly and efficiently. The last thing you want for your facility, data center, or building is for a power outage to derail business as usual. Reliability can depend on your fuel choice for your emergency generator.  Natural gas and diesel generators

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Used & Refurbished UPS

Used and  Refurbished UPS for Sale You are a savvy business owner and you are one that likes to be one step ahead of anything that could be coming down the pipe. One of the best ways you can protect your business, especially if you are running a business that relies heavily or completely on

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Data Center UPS Sales

Data centers are types of businesses that really rely heavily on power sources to continue running. If the power goes out, the business is not running. While this is something to keep top of mind when you are running a data center, it is also something to keep in mind if you are buying a

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