Video: Five practical tips for choosing the right UPS

On the surface, choosing a UPS for your organization's server room may seem like a simple task, but like many IT tasks, the devil is in the details. In this IT Dojo video, Bill gives you five tips to help you choose the right uninterruptible power supply for your environment.

IT Dojo: Five practical tips for choosing the right UPS On the surface, choosing a UPS for your organization's server room may seem like a simple task, but like many IT tasks, the devil is in the details. In this IT Dojo video, Bill gives you five tips to help you choose the right uninterruptible power supply for your environment.<br /><br />Once you've watched this IT Dojo video, you can find a link to the original TechRepublic article and print the tip from our <a href=" http://blogs.techrepublic.com.com/itdojo/?p=181">IT Dojo Blog</a>.

On the surface, choosing an uninterruptible power supply (UPS) for your organization's server room may seem like a simple task, but like many IT tasks, the devil is in the details. In this I-T Dojo video, I discuss the following five tips that will help you choose the right uninterruptible power supply for your environment:

  1. Count your output connections.
  2. Consider using battery packs instead of moving to a higher-end UPS unit.
  3. Make sure you measure.
  4. Create a separate power circuit or branch.
  5. Plan for an outage.

After watching the video, you can learn more about how to choose a UPS by reading Paul Mah's article, "Practical tips for setting up a UPS"—the basis for this video.

By Bill Detwiler

Bill Detwiler is Editor in Chief of TechRepublic and the host of Cracking Open, CNET and TechRepublic's popular online show. Prior to joining TechRepublic in 2000, Bill was an IT manager, database administrator, and desktop support specialist in the ...