Over time, as companies expand their data centers, customers
often accumulate multiple small UPSs. Many companies have 2 to 10 small
UPSs, others have as many as 30 or more small UPSs.
If there is not a method to monitor and manage the battery life of these
small UPSs, when a power outage occurs, if the UPS batteries are dead or
weak, the connected systems will crash.
When an outage and system crash occurs, it is of course very disruptive and
costly. Many customers will simply replace the UPS, or batteries, and repeat
The UPS industry average life span of the batteries in a
UPS is only 2 to 3 years, depending on your area of the country. With
Powerware batteries, the average life of batteries is 5-7 years due to ABM®
There are better solutions:
1. UPS Consolidation: This is a very popular concept with IT managers as it
involves Modular and Scalable UPSs that can start out as small as 3kVA and,
over time, the loads from all of the small UPSs can be consolidated onto 
UPS that is proactive and capable of growing to your maximum growth
requirements. These UPSs feature Double Conversion Protection Technology
that protects against all 9 Power Problems, Proactive Software and
Connectivity that advises you well in advance of problems so corrective
action can be taken. Because these UPSs are Modular and Scalable, this UPS
could be the last UPS you will have to buy for the next 10+ years...unless
you experience growth that is well-beyond what was originally anticipated.
2. Powerware UPS Technology incorporates Advanced Battery
Management technology (ABM®).
ABM provides a battery life of 5 to 7 years due to the battery charging
technology and 60 days notice of any Pending Battery Problems.
3. Powerware Software Suite (no charge) incorporates the world's leading
software for monitoring and managing UPSs and their battery life. Software
updates are downloadable.