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Fight the Outage: What Role will Energy Storage Play in Boosting Reliability?

According to survey results released by the Uptime Institute last summer, nearly one-third of all data centers had an outage in the past year with 33% of downtime caused by power outage. With the cost of unplanned outages rising to $8,851 per minute, one may wonder how energy storage can help combat the dreaded ‘blackout’. Our panel of power experts will outline the true cost of data center downtime, whether it should it be viewed as a business metric and offer a comparison of the capabilities and characteristics of lead acid versus lithium-ion batteries.