Nigeria's leading business information and credit rating agency, Agusto & Co, attributes an increase in service levels and availability to the implementation of an APC Smart UPS 5KVA uninterruptible power supply (UPS). The Smart-UPS unit was installed as a central UPS to safeguard the organisation's IT networks.
According to Agusto & Co's head of IT, Joel Bamidele, downtime is definitely unthinkable for Agusto & Co, but like any other IT department serving a busy enterprise, the data centre is not problem-free.
"Due to the regular power problems in this region, our power supply was out for longer than necessary. By Monday, the Smart-UPS' batteries were completely drained but fortunately none of our equipment was damaged. If the UPS had not been up and running, this incident would probably have caused us immeasurable damage."
Carl Kleynhans, regional director: Africa at APC-MGE says: "A power protection strategy is of particular importance in a country like Nigeria where power problems are common and companies require specific power protection features to help ensure uninterrupted network availability."
The Smart-UPS unit protects critical data by supplying reliable, network-grade power in either traditional tower or rack-optimised form factors. It is the ideal UPS for protecting business critical servers, voice and data networks, point of sale, retail/bank back office and ATM's.
Designed for fileservers (Intel- or UNIX-based), minicomputers, CPUs, Internet hubs, network switches, telecommunication systems and other mission -critical applications, the unit offers hardware protection with multistage surge suppression, sine wave output on battery and line interactive design. With the included PowerChute plus software, the UPS will store data safely and shut down network operating systems before battery is discharged.