Server technology innovator Super Micro Computer Inc. today unveiled its new redundant uninterruptable power supply (UPS) technology this week. Supermicro says the new technology was designed to provide a “cost-effective infrastructure solution for mission-critical server and storage operation.”
The PWS-1K03B-1R is a redundant battery backup UPS module contained in the same form factor as a Supermicro redundant AC power supply. This module is hot-swappable and fits Supermicro 1U/2U/3U/4U chassis providing high output power in 1200W/1.5min and 1000W/3min options. [See Diagram of the UPS Module Technology Below]
“Our new redundant, UPS modules strengthen Supermicro server and storage solutions with the most robust protection against power disruption, eliminating power delivery as a single point of failure,” says Supermicro president and CEO Charles Liang. “Using less than 1W at 99.9 percent power efficiency to maintain a full charge, we are lowering power consumption with a cost-effective infrastructure solution and saving our customers $2,000 per rack per year when compared to single-rack 20KVA online UPS systems running at 95 percent efficiency.”
Supermicro’s UPS battery backup modules are designed for high-availability and easy maintenance. They are self-contained, hot-swappable units, charging and delivering power through the internal connector. In the event of an AC power interrupt, reaction time of the module is real-time for the battery to take over and maintain load, providing time for failsafe switchover to an alternative power source or an orderly shutdown.
Incorporating the latest rechargeable Lithium-Ion cell technology, these modules features I2C/Smart battery monitoring through remote management and provide long-life durability with 500 full charge/discharge cycles. This technology is ideally suited for environments with AC reliability issues or in need of backup power solutions.
Supermicro’s servers configured with the redundant UPS feature provide maximum system protection for SMB server deployments running mission-critical HPC, cloud computing, data center, and storage applications.
The PWS-206B-1R has been deployed to early adopter customers and will ramp to full production in February. The PWS-1K03B-1R will be widely available in the April 2012 timeframe.