UPS & Diesel Back-up Generator
UPS & Diesel Back-up Generator - what is their role and why are they available in data center facilities everywhere around the world?
UPSs and diesel generators are two backup systems which are kept by hosting service providers inside their data centers in case there are interruptions in the main power source or the current is unsound and unable to sustain the proper functioning of the web servers located inside the facility. UPS stands for Uninterruptible Power Supply or Uninterruptible Power Source and it is a powerful battery that works non-stop. It is connected to both the electrical power network and the web servers at all times, so when the power stops, the UPS is already operational, which prevents the machines from going down even for a second. The diesel generator is certainly an engine which can provide the required energy to keep the servers up and running for a longer period of time. In the event of an outage, the UPS provides the necessary time for the diesel generator to start and then to take over until the primary source is restored.
UPS & Diesel Back-up Generator in Semi-dedicated Servers
The semi-dedicated server
accounts which we offer you are created within a state-of-the-art data center in the town center of Chicago and its power backup system is one of the reasons why we are able to afford to guarantee a 99.9% uptime for both the hosting servers that are part of our advanced website hosting platform and the network that deals with all of the traffic to and from them. An individual UPS unit is connected to each and every machine to keep it online until several generators kick in. The latter are efficient enough to deliver electric power for the entire facility for a long time without the need to minimize the power consumption or the overall performance of any server or network device, so even when there is an interruption, all of the Internet sites hosted on our platform will still be available without any disturbances and will operate at top speed.