As online services and cloud storage become increasingly relied upon for critical services such as online banking, the need for uninterrupted power supplies has become more apparent. Data centres, which store and process vast amounts of sensitive data and are essential for online services, have become critical infrastructure for many businesses. Therefore, the role of Uninterruptible Power Supplies (UPS's) in ensuring the availability and reliability of data centres and other business-critical infrastructure has become crucial.
Banks and financial institutions, in particular, have a high demand for resilient business infrastructure systems and services as they handle sensitive financial data and need to ensure that their systems remain available 24/7. Thus, UPS's are a fundamental and vital component in the IT infrastructure of these organizations.
When selecting and designing a UPS system for a data centre or other critical infrastructure, maintaining high availability is a key consideration that typically requires redundancy in the form of parallel or N+1 systems. Other considerations for UPS installation in financial institutions may include reducing ongoing costs, increasing energy efficiency, and having the flexibility to support the growth of business infrastructure and services in the future. Moreover, financial institutions must comply with various regulatory standards and requirements such as PCI-DSS and SOX to maintain the security and availability of their systems.