On Thursday, we received both an upgrade and battery refresh on our main UPS supporting our server room in Main. This was a critical upgrade for a couple reasons, but most notably because we had met the capacity of the system and were unable to add additional servers or expanded functionality to existing servers and have the UPS support the machines. This has now been addressed allowing us to move forward with several other projects. A side note to the upgrade is that for several hours yesterday afternoon the server room ran entirely off generator power while the work took place. It was a good test of the generator and of the process of transferring electrical load back and forth between utility power and generator power.
We have also recently discovered that our batteries for the UPS serving our phone switch other other telephone systems also need to be replaced. As this expense was not budgeted, we’re beginning to look into options to address this important need.