Gartner Research

Critical Factors in Choosing a Data Center UPS

Published: 15 April 2009

ID: G00167219

Analyst(s): John R. Phelps


In the past, there have been few things to consider when shopping for an uninterruptible power supply. Today, with availability, green concerns, power costs and efficiencies being so important, you must broaden your criteria when purchasing a new UPS.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview
  • Flywheel Versus Battery
  • High-Availability Needs
  • Load Capacity Needed
  • UPS Efficiency
  • Ease of Growth and Maintenance
  • Environmental Characteristics
  • Bottom Line

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