Authored on: Mar 25, 2014
Converged infrastructures utilize virtualization and automation to achieve high levels of availability in a cost-effective manner. In fact, converged infrastructures are so resilient that some IT managers believe they can be safely and reliably operated without the assistance of uninterruptible power systems (UPSs), power distribution units (PDUs) and other power protection technologies. In truth, however, such beliefs are dangerously mistaken.
This white paper explores the factors that make converged infrastructures inherently resilient, explains why robust power protection is an essential element of successful converged infrastructure deployments and describes the critical hardware and software components companies must include when designing a converged infrastructure's power protection scheme.