Is My Networking Equipment on a UPS?

A DCG "baseline requirement" is to have every piece of network equipment on a UPS (uninterruptible power supply). While most small businesses understand they need UPS's attached to their servers, we find that most are not protecting their other network equipment like switches, routers, wireless access points, and internet DSL/Cable modems. Unprotected network equipment can fail completely during a power outage or after the power comes back on. UPSs are inexpensive and insure against costly downtime  after a power outage. Short or momentary power outages can also cause switches and routers to "hang" or become non-responsive. Even though this condition can be fixed by power cycling the equipment, the downtime and resulting frustration by your end users make a UPS a "no brainer!"


About Brent Whitfield

Brent Whitfield is CEO of DCG Technical Solutions, Inc., which provides IT Support in the Los Angeles area since 1993. DCG exists to help our clients choose, implement, and manage IT and cloud solutions that are cost effective and reliable. DCG's pro-active approach to IT is ideally suited for companies who depend on reliable IT infrastructure, but don't want to spend a lot of money to keep it that way. DCG was recognized among the Top 10 Fastest Growing MSPs in North America by MSP Mentor. Brent has been featured in Fast Company, CNBC, Network Computing, Reuters, and Yahoo Business.