Comparing Distributed and Centralized Bypass Architectures

When designing a power protection architecture for data centers, IT and facility managers must determine whether a distributed or centralized backup strategy is a better fit for their organization.

Companies must weigh each architectural advantages and disadvantages against their financial constraints, availability needs and management capabilities before deciding which one to implement.

This white paper explores the principle of centralized versus distributed bypass and applies it equally to standalone monolithic and integrated-modular UPS architectures, especially trying to clarify the differences in reliability and fault clearing capacity and short-circuit withstand rating.