Network cabinets and intermediate distribution frames (IDF) are critical parts of IT networks, but they’re often scattered about.
They seldom have dedicated IT personnel close by and are often neglected. A network cabinet can be a lonely place! And yet, if there’s a power cut, an IDF or network cabinet being knocked out of commission can cause significant problems. They’re also vulnerable to both non-IT humans (e.g., the cleaning staff unplugging the uninterruptible power supply (UPS) battery back-up) and cybersecurity breaches.
Selecting the right UPS battery back-up for your network cabinet or IDF can be a confusing process. Eaton is the industry-leading provider of back-up power UPS, delivering reliable back-up power for everything, including network closets and server rooms to enterprise and co-location data centres.
Check out Eaton's UPS buying guide, designed to help you properly plan so you can make your IT network more resilient and reliable.
There are several things to consider when selecting the right UPS battery back-up, including the right UPS battery back-up form factors for your network cabinet, the battery runtime needs, the right UPS battery back-up wattage, and making sure your UPS battery back-up has enough output sockets.
Contact your Ingram Micro representative for more information about how Eaton can help you with your back-up needs.