Sounds like a bad sitcom, doesn’t it? I don’t think it’s close to what the folks who are affected by the lightning related GNAX data center outage are saying.
This is one area that doesn’t get talked about where the data center DC power plant really shines. When the classic power protection technology of surge suppressors and lightning arrestors aren’t enough, the data center DC power plant helps to isolate the server loads from bad things that happen on the AC main power. Couple that with the ability of the DC power plant battery string to absorb spikes and improve power quality and you have an optimal environment for your equipment that’s difficult to match (compare this to a modern “eco mode” AC UPS that ties your servers directly to the commercial AC power most of the time).
Add in the ability to easily replace DC power plant equipment without interruption power to the server loads and you can sleep easy the next time it rumbles out.
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