Eaton UPS ROI

Bill_Johnson
VP of Colocation Data Center Operations at H5
The UPSs are an expense that I've got to have, but I'm gaining the return in the revenue for colocation. View full review »
Ray Parpart
Director of Data Center Strategy & Operations at University of Chicago
ROI is an extremely hard number to quantify. If a data center goes offline, the teaching and learning process at the University, and all the financial systems, hiccup. It would inconvenience an enormous amount of people. Some people would not teach because they can't get to electronic data. The cost of how many people would really go idle is difficult to calculate. Where the recovery comes in, with the amount of people involved, the numbers could get into the $70,000 s to $100,000 an hour number simply having faculty and staff idle people. It starts to add up. In a previous position we calculated downtime at about $60,000 an hour, depending on the plant. Just idling staff cost that much. In higher-ed, what's more critical to the impact than idling people is the data. I have to protect the data. There are people whose life's work is literally sitting on a computers in one of my data centers. A faculty member who spent his entire life researching a subject may have his data sits on a computer in my data center. If that computer has a problem, he literally can lose his life's work. Granted backups should be in place and normally are. View full review »
Jim Hicks
Chief Building Engineer at a software R&D company with 10,001+ employees
The ROI is mostly in saving us from losing money, which would be in the millions of dollars. The return on investment would also be captured through the ESS program. However, even if that is $4,000 a year, it's going to be quite a while before we get to ROI. To get to ROI, we have to have the machine set in place for its full life cycle, which is 20 years. That means a lot of the new ones are still 20 years out, but we've got some machines that are 20 years old and still in service. Over their lifetimes we've probably gotten back our money. View full review »
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David Cantrell
Director of Engineering at Children's of Alabama
It is by far the best investment that we have made. The UPSs are saving us approximately $50,000 a year. It has been more of a cost of doing business and maintaining our systems. We use it more as an insurance policy to ensure that our medical records stay up and running. The loss of revenue would have a bigger impact to our organization if our systems were not up and operating. An outage over a 24-hour period could easily be in the $300,000 range, which would be pretty substantial. We are a three million square foot hospital with 380 beds, so it would impact us quickly. View full review »
Robby Vann
Facility Manager at a comms service provider with 5,001-10,000 employees
I don't know how to put a number to ROI, because I don't know, if we went down, how that would impact the business from a cost perspective. View full review »
VpComput517f
VP Computer Operations at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
It saves our company money. Because if there is an outage, it is approximately $1 million a minute for an outage. Since we are a very large credit union, outages would be very expensive for us. View full review »
Keith Collom
Smart Infrastructure Consultant BAS at Kaiser Permanente
We have seen ROI by going with Eaton, but I don't know what the numbers would be. View full review »
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