Thanks to the technological advances of the last decades, we live in the age of digitalization. The growth and globalization of the Internet, computer structures and knowledge, and the development of new information and communication technologies have brought us to a time when most of the information is produced and stored informatically.
Companies, governments, institutions, and people all over the world generate great amounts of data every day, which they share, store, and depend on for their work, tasks, and daily activities via cell phones, computers, the Internet, and mobile networks.
For this reason, data centers have very demanding and stringent energy needs, as they require stable electricity to run and maintain businesses, communications, and infrastructures online 24 hours a day.
It is therefore necessary to ensure a continuous and reliable power supply, since a failure, however brief, can mean great loss of information and, ultimately, great harm to businesses and people.
The use of one or more generators to support the operation of a data center can really make a difference, since it guarantees the energy stability needed to ensure the operation of servers and other equipment in the facility, and thus protects data integrity.
These generator sets must be robust and have adequate power for demanding needs. In addition, they must be prepared to operate continuously, avoiding oscillations in power transmission, or to operate in case of a power failure, helping the system remain active and preventing major losses.
Furthermore, these facilities have the specificity of operating in a cooled environment and therefore with a controlled temperature, which means that adjacent structures such as air conditioning or refrigeration systems also depend on a stable power supply.
Data centers cannot, in fact, stop and their operation, as already mentioned, obeys some specific conditions, so the generators supporting these facilities also have some characteristics of their own: