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As one of the largest providers of Uninterruptible Power Supplies
(UPS) solutions in the nation for small- and mid-size businesses, PTS
has a unique perspective on the UPS market sector. Specifically, PTS
sources solutions from the key manufacturers of UPS products
including Schneider Electric (APC), Eaton Corporation, and Emerson
Network Power (Liebert).
This vendor agnostic approach allows PTS to provide clients with a
rich understanding of which solutions are right for a particular
situation. This E-Bulletin provides an overview of the PTS evaluation
process in terms recommendations for UPS configurations based upon
availability and data center Tier class.
We also provide an overview of our UPS portfolio and give insight
into the various service components PTS provides throughout the
product life cycle for a UPS.
If you want to discuss your requirements for UPS solutions, feel free
to call me or any of our certified data center engineering
PTS Data Center
For Your Always Available Data Center
Power Supply (UPS)
Configuration Availability Rankings
you can decide upon a UPS in terms of design or vendor, PTS believes
it's critical to understand the expected level of availability for
types of UPSs.
technology has elevated data center availability from a lofty goal to
an absolute necessity. As such, the configuration of the UPS system
is vitally important in achieving high-availability with respect to
power in the data center. In broad strokes, UPS system availability
may be summarized by the following table:
is that UPS configurations depend upon a number of factors including:
level of availability required/desired (i.e. Tier class), IT load
requirements, power input, and budget. Understanding these factors
and their impact on UPS configuration and design will result in a
suitable UPS purchase to meet user and IT load requirements.
For a complete
white paper on the subject, please visit the PTS Media Library (log-in required) or contact us to receive a complimentary PDF.
There are a
number of design and acquisition decisions to make when considering
the procurement of a UPS for a data center, computer room, server
room, workstation or other mission critical facility. Data
Center operators must consider:
- The size of the load
to be protected (usually in both kVA and kW)
- The battery run-time
- The proper input and
- Choosing the right
type of system (i.e. on-line, line-interactive, etc.)
- Varied price /
performance seen within manufacturer product portfolios
- Advances in
- The ideal
configuration to achieve the desired level of redundancy (i.e.,
N, N+1, 2N, 2N+1, etc.)
- The configuration
needed to achieve the required output distribution
- A thorough
understanding of IEC 62040-3, the Method of Specifying the
Performance and Test Requirements for a UPS
vast majority of UPS solutions sold in North America are designed and
manufactured by Schneider Electric (APC), Eaton, and Emerson Electric
(Liebert). Other solutions exist, but these manufacturers dominate
due to system performance, reliability, breadth of solutions, and
value. PTS provides UPS from each vendor in three categories:
- UPS for Data Center,
Computer Room and Facility 3-Phase
- UPS for Networks and
- UPS for Computers and
To learn more
about each vendor's solutions, visit the manufacturer pages for each
As perhaps the
largest mid-market provider of UPS solutions in the country, PTS is
poised to service your critical power path devices at all levels. PTS
provides comprehensive services throughout the project
- System Analysis: Perhaps your power
budget has or is changing? PTS performs Power Systems Analysis to determine critical
loads and assess the viability of your back-up power
(both UPS and generator) to support the current and expected
future power loads. Ultimately, we develop a series of Key
Design Criteria (KDCs) used to match your requirements to the
multitudes of UPS technology and manufacturer solutions.
- Procurement: Working with
your KDCs, including budget requirements, PTS procures
UPS solutions from the leading manufacturers in the space today
(UPS solutions pages), all at prices
unavailable to the end user direct from the manufacturer.
- Commissioning: PTS data center site commissioning services ensure your systems
are installed properly, are performing consistent with their
design, and will work as anticipated during fail-over scenarios.
- Monitoring: PTS provides power monitoring capabilities at the
UPS, PDU, transfer switch, and power strip level.
We can establish and train your staff to monitor or provide
monitoring through our Managed Services program.
- Maintenance: Certified PTS
technical staff are available to provide regularly
scheduled preventive maintenance for UPS solutions from all
major manufacturers, which is known to extend the life of
these mission critical assets and improve overall data
In regards to
UPS acquisitions, PTS will be highly competitive on the equipment,
and we can provide all of the key services and coordination around
your UPS installations to ensure the UPS project goes smoothly. Our
UPS value proposition is PTS will take responsibility for all of the
services involved in a successful UPS implementation including:
- Consulting &
- Design &
- Delivery Acceptance
- Site Positioning
- Load Bank Testing
Removal & Ecological Disposal of old UPS
- Operations Training
Contact us to learn more about PTS UPS Services
About PTS Data Center Solutions
Founded in 1998, PTS Data Center Solutions is a premier
data center design firm and turnkey solutions provider. We offer a
broad range of project experience, specializing in designing data
centers, computer rooms and technical spaces that integrate "best-of-breed",
critical infrastructure technologies and result in continuously
available, scalable, redundant, fault-tolerant, manageable, and
maintainable mission critical environments.