An uninterruptible power supply (UPS) is a device that allows a computer to keep running when the primary power source is lost, protecting from power cuts. When the mains power supply stops, the UPS battery is activated, giving device users time to save their work and shut their device down correctly.

What are the advantages of UPS batteries?

When a UPS battery is activated, there is no delay between switching from the primary power source to the battery, meaning devices will continue running as usual. If a UPS battery is activated, users will have a couple of minutes to save their vital files and safely shut the device down properly. 

Furthermore, UPS batteries protect devices against power surges and unexpected power cuts. Without a proper shutdown sequence, devices can become damaged. A sudden loss of electricity will interrupt this vital sequence and may leave processes half-finished, which could lead to corrupted files and damage to the operating system. With the risk of power cuts increasing over winter, UPS batteries should be considered to ensure devices are not damaged.

UPS batteries are also favourable to devices such as generators, as generators do not continue running seamlessly when the primary power source is lost. If your main concern is the risk of data loss or corruption, a UPS battery is a fitting solution. 

Plug and Play UPS Batteries by Origin Storage

Origin Storage Plug and Play UPS Batteries offer quality, performance and compatibility. There is no assembly required; the batteries are ready to go straight out of the box. Included in your order are installation and recycling guides, allowing you to get your UPS battery up and running quickly and dispose of it correctly when necessary. Additionally, Origin Storage UPS batteries are 100% compatible with OEM brands such as APC, TrippLite, CyberPower and Eaton. We understand that when you order IT products, you want them to arrive promptly. That is why we offer same day and next day shipping, meaning you can start using devices soon after ordering.  

Origin Storage UPS batteries use no refurbished or re-used parts; the batteries are brand new, and cables, connectors, fuses, metal or plastic enclosures, trays, and components are included. To ensure your UPS batteries arrive safely, we package the products in durable packaging, ensuring safe and reliable delivery. Additionally, we offer an 18-month warranty on UPS batteries. If you have a problem with your product, and it is still within warranty, please get in touch with us, and we will promptly send a replacement.

We’re here to assist you

If you have any questions about our selection of UPS batteries, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our sales support team, who will be on hand to help you. Telephone support is available by calling +44 (0) 844 288 6868 on weekdays from 9 am to 5 pm. We also offer volume prices for RFP/RFQ assistance, as well as discount freight programs.

To browse our extensive selection of UPS batteries, please click here.

UPS batteries are a worthwhile business investment. An uninterruptible power supply (UPS) is a device that allows a computer to keep running when the primary power source is lost, protecting from power cuts. When the mains power supply stops, the battery is activated and gives users time to save their work correctly and shut their device down properly. 

What are the benefits of UPS batteries?

Power with no delay

There is no delay between switching from the primary power source to the UPS; your device will continue running as it usually does. Once the UPS is activated, users typically have a couple of minutes to save their files and safely shut the device down. 

Cost savings

In the UK, the average electricity user loses 30-50 minutes of power per year due to a power cut. For businesses that rely on computers, this loss of power can be incredibly costly. The costs of not having a UPS are multiple: the loss of time if work is unsaved, the loss of important data which can be crucial to your business, the corruption of data that can render devices and databases useless. 

Surge protection

UPS batteries also protect devices against power surges. If the spike could harm the device, the UPS will switch to AC power, meaning the spike cannot reach the connected device.

A layer of security for NAS

If your business relies on NAS, a UPS battery is an essential accompaniment. NAS devices can be very sensitive to power fluctuations, meaning they would benefit from the added layer of security that the UPS offers.

UPS vs. generators

Unlike UPS batteries, generators do not keep devices running seamlessly when the primary power source is lost. However, generators do provide power for a longer period of time than UPS batteries. If your primary concern is the risk of data loss or corruption of a device, a UPS battery is the best way to ensure devices shut down correctly.

Good news! Origin Storage UPS batteries are coming soon

We’re excited to announce that we’ll be introducing a range of Origin Storage UPS batteries alongside our storage, memory, security, networking and accessories product ranges. 

Our batteries will be plug and play, meaning that they can be used straight out of the box and are easy to install – there’s no complicated assembly process required. The components of the UPSs are 100% compatible with OEM brands, and no refurbished parts are used; all components are brand new.

Stay tuned for more information on our upcoming UPS batteries launch.


One of Origin Storage’s central partners is QSAN Technology. The company was created in 2004 to design and build the next generation of innovative storage devices. With outstanding performance, comprehensive data protection, and smart data management, QSAN’s award-winning storage systems are trusted by organisations of all sizes across the globe. It is a recognised global leader in the storage industry and the leading developer of data management and protection. Their customers can focus on building their business with award-winning data storage product lines combined with dedicated global service and support from QSAN Technology. QSAN is not only a storage vendor, but also a technology and design company with a commitment to innovation in the storage space.

QSAN Unified Storage

Proof of Concept unit

Here at Origin Storage, we currently have a Proof of Concept unit available for QSAN Unified Storage solutions, and we are running POC projects in the coming weeks. There are many reasons why moving to a unified storage platform will benefit your company. With QSAN, it’s S.I.M.P.L.E (Scalable, integrated, mature, performance, labourless, and enterprise-grade).


QSAN’s unified storage options provide ultra-high scalability. Enterprises can choose cost-effective options in the initial stage of expansion, and when demand grows, they can easily expand the capacity. Plus, the upgrade is non-disruptive!


QSAN’s unified storage solutions are integrated with advanced technology to meet the requirements of enterprises. The unified storage supports multiple protocols and is suitable for a range of applications, as well as being accessible for all operating systems.


QSAN has been offering storage businesses effective solutions for over ten years and continuously provides expert service to their valued customers.


QSAN’s storage solutions offer several tools that ensure efficiency. For example, intuitive load balancing automatically selects the right path that fits your current workload and keeps the transmission optimised. Their unified storage also has a comprehensive performance improvement design. 


The last thing businesses need is a complicated storage system that takes up too much of their valuable time. When organisations purchase QSAN unified storage, the installation process can be completed within five minutes, enabling them to focus on the things that matter. 


QSAN unified storage solutions protect against ransomware and cyber attacks, which have unfortunately increased over the last year. If a storage system contains sensitive information, an encrypted, secure solution is of vital importance.

QSAN Unified Storage

Since unified storage consolidates all enterprise applications, such as virtualisation, shared storage provisioning, and other services in one storage solution, it is critical to provide higher availability. QSAN unified storage offers ultimate availability by offering online hardware upgrades, where users can add or remove hardware components of controllers in online mode. The company’s unified storage solutions have been well-received by the technology community, with TweakTown giving the QSAN XCubeNXT XN8016D a highly respectable 91% rating. If you’re searching for a future-proof, high performing storage solution, we strongly recommend QSAN unified storage.

Get in touch

If you’re interested in QSAN unified storage and want to try the proof of concept unit, please get in touch with us today. An experienced member of our team will be available to discuss your requirements to determine which solution is best for you.

GigaTech Products supplies fibre optic cables for your network and data center needs. All items are manufactured using the highest quality components and covered by a Lifetime Warranty.

GigaTech Fibre Types

GigaTech Fibre Connectors

GigaTech Fibre Benefits

Corning Clear Curve Wiring

GigaTech fibre is built using Corning® ClearCurve® optical fiber, delivering enhanced performance while maintaining substantially less signal loss than conventional low quality fiber cores.

Industry Leading Insertion Loss

GigaTech fibre demonstrates superior insertion loss which exceeds the industry standards of .3dB to help stay ahead of your loss budget and maximize traffic flow.

Bend Insensitive

GigaTech ultra-bend insensitive fibre is designed to maximize bandwidth even during the most challenging bend scenarios.

Custom Lengths

GigaTech strives to maintain stock on the most commonly used fibre lengths. If these parameters do not meet your fibre needs, custom fibre lengths are built on demand to meet quick installation requirements.

Meets or exceeds all quality certification standards

The quality and standards of our hardware is one the base foundations of GigaTech Products. All of our components comply with MSA (Multi-Source Agreement) output standards and, in many cases, excel beyond those certification standards. Every transceiver we produce is tested on active network devices to ensure they comply with OEM equipment and are verified to be plug-and-play and do not require workarounds.

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to disrupt our day-to-day lives and infections are high, schools remain closed in the UK. On 27th January, Boris Johnson announced that schools in England would not reopen to all pupils until 8th March at the earliest. However, the Prime Minister also cautioned that the 8th March reopening date would be conditional on “lots of things going right.” What this means is that schools may be forced to remain closed late into March and perhaps beyond.

The situation has meant that many schools, colleges and universities are faced with remote working for the next couple of months, at least. If remote learning continues to reshape education as we know it, learning establishments, pupils and students will need access to the correct technology to learn effectively. They will need a safe, secure and a fast connection to participate in Zoom classes actively, and a separate 4G network may just be the solution they require.

remote learning

The remote learning challenge

In recent years, digital divides, exclusion, and inequality have received considerable attention from policymakers. Some households with are forced to resort to costly PAYG data. Worse still, in the UK, 1.9 million households have no access to the internet. If school pupils and students are to receive the same educational opportunities when learning remotely, they need access to a reliable internet connection. Despite the pervasiveness of fibre connections in the UK, there are still many areas without reliable internet access. Surprisingly, parts of central London, Stroud, Tunbridge Wells and Canterbury have been revealed to have substandard internet speeds. It isn’t only rural areas that struggle with connectivity.

Stay connected with D-Link

D-Link offers a range of internet solutions to help those undertaking remote learning stay connected to their virtual classroom without unnecessary interruptions.

4G LTE Mobile WiFi Hotspot

The 4G LTE Mobile WiFi Hotspot is ideal for households who have intermittent or slow internet connections. The device allows you to connect multiple devices such as smartphones, tablets, and notebook computers, meaning multiple users can simultaneously access the internet. A built-in firewall protects users against online attacks, and industry-standard WPA/WPA2 security prevents unauthorised users from accessing the network.

4G LTE Mobile WiFi Hotspot

4G LTE USB Dongle

The 4G LTE USB Dongle is a portable travel modem that allows users to connect to the internet wherever they are. This is vital for households with weak internet connections who need a strong connection to participate in online learning effectively. Simply plug the dongle into a device, there are no additional requirements such as batteries or unnecessary cables. 

Stable, secure solutions for remote learning

We don’t know exactly how long remote learning will continue. But even when schools do return to in-person learning, access to a reliable internet connection is compulsory for children who will need to access digital learning resources for homework and other activities. If all children are to receive the same educational opportunities as learning becomes more digital, a stable internet connection will be absolutely vital.

Browse our range of D-Link solutions here. If you require any further information about the products, please do get in touch with us. A member of our team will be happy to help you find what you are searching for.

Data loss is a significant problem for businesses in every sector globally. This issue can be resolved immediately with a solid data backup and archiving strategy. Data is the foundation of all businesses and is used to drive innovation. As the use of data grows exponentially in business settings, a smart backup and archiving strategy, based on the “right-sized” storage solution, is vital for all businesses. 

We have summarised four important considerations when choosing an efficient backup and archiving storage system for a business setting.


High-performing storage solutions save employees’ valuable time. For example, a Unified Storage device adds sufficient storage space to computers, and, as a result, boosts the available storage space for the many programs, applications and documents that will need to be saved onto the device, offering both file storage protocols (CIFS, NFS), and block storage protocols (FC and iSCSI). The XCubeNXT Data Backup and Archiving Solution can back up 700 terabytes per day with eight 10GBASE-T iSCSI ports in full configuration.


Cloud services sometimes experience downtime, meaning the devices are not useable for a period of time. For example, in 2015, Amazon Web Services suffered a huge outage which affected the majority of the company’s cloud systems, including all Amazon Services, Netflix, Tinder, and IMDb. If companies rely on cloud storage services, and the cloud has an outage, data cannot be accessed. With Unified Storage, data can be accessed easily. The XCubeNXT Data Backup and Archiving Solution devices have memory cache protection, meaning that no data is lost in the memory cache when the device loses power. Built on completely redundant architecture they offer 99.9999% ultra-high availability, even online hardware upgrades for host connectivity, and memory is now possible. 


One of the most significant benefits of Unified Storage is that data is well protected. All employees can save their data to Unified Storage systems in the knowledge that it will be protected from prying eyes. The XCubeNXT Data Backup and Archiving Solution utilises ZFS, one of the most secure file systems to date. Since the company has strong background in enterprise and government storage XCubeNXT does not have any application development backdoors, like its consumer alternatives that could potentially lead to weak spots in corporate data security. All this is just a small part of the suite of security features found in the XCubeNXT.


Depending on the amount of storage needed, Unified Storage is a cost-effective solution as it is scalable. There is no need to worry about buying too little storage space, as capacity can be expanded by demand without downtime. For example, with the XCubeNXT Data Backup and Archiving Solution, capacity can be expanded by seven petabytes with a size limitation of single volume. The device can also remove redundant data and compress the data to make more space available.

As outlined above, Unified Storage has a wide range of benefits that can be utilised by businesses across all sectors. In this day and age, when large amounts of data are essential for businesses to effectively operate, they also need an efficient data storage solution that suits their requirements. Contact a member of our experienced team today to find out more about the Unified Storage solutions we offer. Our dedicated team of trusted advisers have a wealth of knowledge in storage and data security, and they can help you find the products that are right for you.

Pre-pandemic, a record number of businesses were choosing to work remotely or at least offer flexible working to their employees. As of October 2020, 24% of those employed in the UK were working remotely, mainly due to the coronavirus pandemic. When an employee starts working from home, the employer should provide them with a device that will allow them to do their job adequately. However, the task of equipping remote employees with suitable devices was a challenge for employers up and down the country.

Remote working brings new challenges

An issue that arose in March, when millions of people began working from home almost immediately, was that many did not have access to a suitable device for the work they were doing. Employers did not have sufficient time to weigh up the best options regarding devices. Many employers will have purchased affordable laptops and desktops that may not have the correct requirements for the work their employees are doing. The situation was intensified further by a temporary shortage of devices due to a sudden surge in demand and supply chain disruptions in China.

Thankfully, the supply chain problems were soon fixed and demand began to slow down. However, many employers will now be looking to replace the devices that their employees are currently using. In many cases, replacing devices completely is unnecessary. Unfortunately, approximately 49,000,000 tons of electric waste has been thrown out in 2020. That is like throwing away 800 laptops every second! Why throw away devices that are slightly damaged when they could be repaired and made more powerful by our expert team for an affordable price?

The Origin Storage Configuration Service

Our custom Configuration Services give resellers, and by extension employers, the ability to save money by having devices upgraded quickly and affordably. Our Configuration Services allow resellers to offer their customers updates to systems and/or custom repairs, which ensures that customers are getting a service that is both personalised and excellent value. The good news just keeps on coming, as our configuration activities do not affect OEM warranty. If a device is found to be faulty due to the manufacturing process, the warranty will not be voided if you have used our Configuration Services in the past.

Upgrades and repairs

We all know that older devices can run into a range of issues such as insufficient memory, damaged keyboards, cracked screens and more; the list goes on. We offer a range of upgrade and repair services such as memory, HDD and SSD upgrades, keyboard, laptop screen replacements and more. We have a purpose-built upgrade facility where our technicians work with your system using compatible products to bring it back to its former glory. If you would like to utilise our Configuration Services, contact us today and a member of our team will be on hand to help you.

Explore our varied product range

For over a decade, Origin Storage has been an established provider to many of the IT industry’s leading resellers. At the heart of our success lies a dedicated team of trusted advisers with a wealth of knowledge in storage, memory, security, and suitable accessories for a wide range of devices. Our strong business relationships allow us to continually expand and seek fresh, innovative new products to add to the market place. So if you’re looking for high-quality, compatible IT solutions that don’t break the bank, you’re in the right place. You can browse our range of products here.

We are very excited to announce the launch of our innovative tool which has made finding memory even easier, the Origin Storage Memory Configurator! No longer will you need to spend time trawling through pages upon pages of memory that does not fit your requirements. The Memory Configurator helps you find it instantly.

Why did Origin Storage introduce the Memory Configurator?

You asked, and we delivered!

For some time now, we have been planning to introduce the Memory Configurator to make finding Origin Storage memory alternatives even easier for our customers. We knew that it was a necessary feature when several of our valued customers expressed their interest. Our aim is to make the process of finding compatible memory as simple as possible.

How do I use the Memory Configurator?

Good news! The Memory Configurator is easy to use. Simply enter the system you require, filter it by capacity (1GB to 128GB) and speed (400Mhz to 3200Mhz), and DIMM (FBDIMM, LRDIMM, RDIMM, SODIMM, or UDIMM). Then you can filter the results by part number specification, manufacturer, or OEM. Voila! Your required memory will appear on the screen before you, and you can purchase it ready to sell on to your customers.

Ease of use is not the only benefit of the Memory Configurator. It also provides you with all the details you need about your chosen memory, including the Origin part number, manufacturer, description, package, warranty, price, and availability. You can also filter the results by part number, specification, manufacturer, or OEM, meaning you can find memory that is 100% compatible.

You now have three ways to find the Origin Storage memory that you are looking for: the Product Selector, the Memory Configurator, or through discussions with our experienced Account Managers. 

Fulfilling our company mission

Our aim has always been to deliver high levels of outstanding communication, quality, knowledge, and service. The Memory Configurator helps us to achieve those goals by giving our customers a way to locate the memory quickly they require, as well as relevant information about the specific memory required. It has never been easier to find cost-effective, 100% compatible Origin memory that comes with a lifetime warranty. 

What are the benefits of Origin Storage memory?

The benefits for resellers are numerous: High IT margins on hardware, next day deliveries, and direct technical support before and after your purchase. It is not just you, the reseller, who feels the benefits, your customers do too. By purchasing Origin alternative memory, your customers can reduce replacement and upgrade costs substantially, there is no need to buy new devices. There is also is no invalidation of their device OEM warranty, meaning that if a device needs repair, your warranty is not void.

It has never been easier to find 100% compatible, cost-effective memory with the Origin Storage Memory Configurator. If you have any questions about our memory, or you wish to speak to a member of our knowledgeable team, contact us today by emailing [email protected] or calling on +44 (0) 844 288 6868.