A Space-Saving Power Redundancy Solution for Cloud Hosting Facilities

power redundancy in the cloud hosting industry

In Cloud Hosting applications, redundancy is everything. In order to ensure that clients are always able to access data and services provided by the Cloud, it’s absolutely imperative to have a fallback option for every element in the hosting facility. This means that in addition to ensuring that data and services are backed up on redundant servers at redundant sites, each element in each redundant Cloud Hosting Facility must also be supported by a power redundancy solution.

In cases where the cloud hosting facility includes single power inlet network elements such as storage devices, application servers, management nodes, routers, distribution switches and cooling equipment, the expense and complications of replacing existing single inlet devices with new dual power inlet devices can present a huge challenge. One effective way to avoid this challenge, is to keep your existing single power inlet devices and rely on the effective power fallback capabilities provided by an automatic power transfer switch such as WTI’s PTS-14CM20-V Series Vertical Format Power Transfer Switches.

The PTS-14-CM20-V provides single inlet devices with effective, reliable power redundancy at a fraction of the cost of new dual power inlet devices without the hassles and confusion that come with deploying new devices in your cloud hosting facility. The convenient zero-unit mounting options provided by the PTS-14-CM20-V Series Vertical Format Power Transfer Switch allow the unit to be mounted to a rack post or rack pocket, allowing you to implement an effective power redundancy solution without sacrificing valuable rack space in equipment cabinets.

  • Automatic Power Transfer for Rack-Mount Network Devices with C19 Power Cords
  • Reliable, Seamless Automatic Power Switching; Continuous Source Monitoring
  • Robust Out-of-Phase Switching Capability
  • LED Indicators Show Active Power Source
  • Easy Installation; No Configuration Necessary
  • Vertical Mounting: Includes Zero U Mounting Brackets
  • Available in both 120 and 240 VAC Formats
  • Typical Switching Time: 8-12ms; 16ms max @ 60 Hz
  • Twelve IEC C13 Outlets plus Two IEC C19 Outlets
  • Switch Up to 20 Amps Total (16 Amps De-rated)

In data centers, web hosting facilities, test labs and cloud hosting facilities, an effective power redundancy solution ensures that simple power outages will not interrupt client access to valuable data, services and tools. By eliminating power outages as a possible source of downtime, a power redundancy solution helps to keep both users and customers happy by making certain that the services that they pay for are always available when needed.

WTI’s PTS-14CM20-V Series Vertical Format Power Transfer Switches take the sting out of the task of implementing an effective power redundancy solution by eliminating the expense and hassles of replacing existing single power inlet devices.



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