Are you still using a generator to power your server room?
You are not alone. With the most recent spate of load shedding ravaging our country, many businesses in South Africa find themselves at the mercy of harmful, smoke-emitting, diesel-powered generators. These generators, though once a reasonably efficient method of offsetting the effects of load shedding, are now considered costly, intrusive, and ineffective. The utter damage that can be caused to the electrical and IT infrastructure of your business by these unpredictable power surges and their effects are a major concern for organisations. Of course, organisations also have the alternative to employ costly backup batteries to help quell the side effects of load-shedding. Though these have also been effective for many companies until now, the sheer rate of load shedding recurrence due to the most recent Eskom crisis has left major South African companies in the lurch. MTN is one of the latest companies to have suffered such a fate at its [...]