When we think about data protection the first two things that come to mind are security and backups. Very few of us consider the dangers of power surges and fluctuations. Even in places where the power is stable small power spikes can occur and cause damage to systems or data loss.

We meet quite a few clients who believe small surge protectors on inexpensive power strips will protect their equipment. Often on a site survey or network audit we see power strips as the only protection for an expensive server and other network devices.

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Uninterrupted Power Supplies (UPSs) and Power Conditioners protect against power surges, spikes, and lighting strikes, help to maintain the correct voltage ensuring smooth delivery of power, and let you continue to work when the power outage is a short one. These devices not only protect your network but additionally they help safeguard your data against loss and corruption as many models include software that will automatically shut down your system in the case of a power failure.

Adding a UPS and/or a power conditioner is not a large expense but can save you quite a bit of money in the long run. Please contact Compass IT Solutions and we can evaluate your network and suggest the best UPS and power conditioner for you.

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