Minimizing Infrastructure Risk

During Storm Season


Solutions To Protect Your Business

According to Gartner, the average cost of network downtime equates to $5600/

minute based on industry surveys. Outages can cost your customer over one

million dollars in a calendar year.

During storm season, customers can see issues resulting from hurricanes on the East

and West coast, wildfires on the West coast, and increased chances for tornadoes

through the Midwest. While no one, including your customer, is immune to these natural disasters and storms, there are steps you can take to ensure they are protected.

When severe weather strikes, it is necessary to have a plan in place to protect against

data loss and downtime.

Enterprise-Level Network and Server Vertiv Products

Vertiv™ Liebert® PSI5 Lithium-Ion

Cost Effective Line Interactive with Lithium-Ion technology for Edge IT applications.

Lower total cost of ownership and highest efficiency (network & server).

Rack & Tower form factor. 3kVA short depth Lithium-Ion available.

Vertiv™ Liebert® GXT5 Lithium-Ion

Lithium-Ion batteries and Double Conversion topology for mission critical applications.

Up to 14 minutes of runtime at full load on internal batteries, external batteries available to increase runtime.

Compatible with generators.

Vertiv™ Liebert® APS

Lithium-Ion batteries and Double Conversion topology for mission critical applications.

Up to 14 minutes of runtime at full load on internal batteries, external batteries available to increase runtime.

Compatible with generators.

Step-by-Step Guide To Minimize Infrastructure Risks With Bridgehead IT Engineers

STEP ONE: We Will Help You Build a Disaster Recovery Plan

Severe weather and unexpected losses of power can result in millions of dollars in lost revenue. How does your business plan for the unexpected?

Is there a backup generator or are their UPSs sized correctly for their current load? What is the age of their current UPS batteries?

If batteries are 3-4 years old, it might be best interest to replace those batteries. A step-by-step plan can help minimize effects of an unexpected power event and allow operations to quickly resume.

STEP TWO: Managed Environments Provide Peace of Mind During Severe Weather

Managed UPSs and PDUs allow customers to remotely monitor and manage their equipment. During inclement weather or natural disasters your team members may not be able to be on site, so network enabled equipment can help with graceful shutdowns and management of equipment such as load shedding to maximize runtime. Network equipment that utilizes SNMP also allows for businesses to be alerted to any issues such as low battery, environmental conditions when using an environmental sensor, and other events.


STEP THREE: Test Your Disaster Recovery Plan

Now that the plan has been made and the technology has been implemented, the work is still not done. Your organization needs to consistently test the plan to ensure success each and every time. This includes proper training of employees and establishing a protocol when disaster strikes. The disaster recovery plan should be tested at least once a year or after any significant change to the IT environment.


Bridgehead IT has a team of engineers and technology professionals to ensure your business is prepared when disaster strikes. So, no matter the situation, you will have a team of experts ready to get operations back up and running.

Contact Us To Learn More About Solutions To Protect Business Infrastructure.

(210) 477-7900

[email protected]

618 W. Sunset Rd., San Antonio, TX 78216

Key Questions to Ask:

What happens when your power goes out? Do you have a backup plan in place?

If you already have UPSs, what is the age of the batteries?

Do they need to be replaced?

Has your IT environment changed? Have your loads or runtime requirements increased?

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