The power of testing: Keeping data centres running

Are data centre owners who have invested in UPS and backup power systems, whilst not regularly testing them, simply invested in potential failure? Paul Brickman, sales and marketing director at Crestchic gives us his insight.

The amount of power used by data centres is growing by the day, with a recent report stating they use three per cent of the world’s electricity – 40% more than the UK in its entirety.

While steps are underway to make these powerhouses more energy efficient, evidence suggests that they are becoming increasingly less reliable – with the number of potentially catastrophic and expensive power outages on a worrying upward trend.

Northbridge Industrial Services plc (LON:NBI) hires and sells specialist industrial equipment to a non-cyclical customer base. With offices or agents in the UK, US, Dubai, Belgium, Germany, France, Australia, Singapore, New Zealand, Brazil and Korea, Northbridge has a global customer base.

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