Gartner Research

Innovation Insight for Advanced UPS Technologies

Published: 09 October 2015

ID: G00291868

Analyst(s): Henrique Cecci , Neha Kumar, Jay E. Pultz


Advanced batteries, flywheels and ultracapacitors enable a new generation of UPS with superior performance and operational benefits. Data center managers facing issues with lead-acid batteries should evaluate these alternative technologies for their upcoming power-backup investments.

Table Of Contents


  • Definition
  • Description
  • Benefits and Uses
    • Advanced Battery Technologies
    • Flywheels
    • Ultracapacitors
    • Use Cases of Advanced UPS Technologies
    • Adoption Rate
  • Risks
    • Advanced Battery Technologies
    • Flywheels
    • Ultracapacitors
  • Evaluation Factors
    • Advanced Battery Technologies
    • Flywheels
    • Ultracapacitors
    • New UPS Technologies Overall
  • Recommendations
  • Representative Providers

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