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 data center. The seller may have something in place but you will want to make sure that it comes with the purchase and that the machines are in good shape and reliable if they do come with the purchase.
Generators Are Simply Not Enough
One thing to consider when purchasing a data center is that if they only have generators, that is simply not enough. Generators will come on when the power goes out but they do not come on immediately. It takes some time for them to come on and get up and running. During that time, you are losing out on business and your data center is not powered up. Data centers often use UPS to ensure that there is a backup to the backup generator. The UPS data center has short term uninterruptible power that be used while the generator is starting up and until the generator can take over as the power source. When someone is working on data center liquidation, they may not have UPS and only have generators as part of the deal. This is why it is so important to ensure that you have this in place before the data center decommissioning ever even begins. You simply do not want to run the risk of losing your data or the power because you are only using generators as the back up power.
What to Look For
When you are making your purchase, you will want to check with the seller to see if they have both generators as well as data center UPS because you will need both not only during the data center decommissioning but also when you are continuing to run the data center as a business. If one or both of these elements are missing, you will want to further figure out how much power you need to keep it going and then come to us to find the right solutions. We provide a lot of different new and used options for both generators and UPS and we will be happy to help you find the right power level and needs for your new business. If you can, it is always helpful to get the power requirements from the seller so you can get UPS in place before you complete the transfer. By knowing the power requirements, you can purchase in advance and have everything set up when you are making the transfer for when you start running the data center.
We are happy to help you find exactly what you need so you can rest assured that your new business will continue to run without any interruptions no matter what happens, planned or unplanned. You can search for specific power levels, manufacturers, and even the condition of out UPS that is available right on our website. If you are a bit lost as a new data center owner when it comes to UPS, we are happy to walk you through everything and even come out to install your new units so you are ready to go as soon as you purchase. Be sure to reach out to us today!