Cleaning and Housekeeping

  1. Data Center Facility Staff Duties

    Every data center is different; size, structure, and complexity vary from site-to-site. The goal of facility management is to keep the site up and running, to avoid outages and maintain uptime. Where much of facility management’s energy is devoted to monitoring the system, it takes considerable time and resources to install and maintain equipment. Where monitoring needs to be owned...
  2. Cooling Equipment Maintenance Checklist

    Proper maintenance of cooling equipment will not only extend their life but also cut operating costs in the data center.  Remember cooling cost typically account for 40% of a data centers electrical expenses. Dirty or poorly maintained cooling equipment will not only decrease your cooling efficiency, contributing to lost capacity, but it also runs the risk of failure leading to...
  3. Data Center Cleaning Tips

    Click here to view, print and share a pdf of this article. Dirt can plug up perforated air tiles reducing the output as well as A/C filters and cooling coils. It can get into the cooling vents on the individual pieces of equipment within the server cabinets which will lessen their ability to cool themselves. Over time, the accumulation...
  4. Dangers Lurking Inside Server Cabinets

    Beware the Dangers lurking inside your Server Cabinets! You’re responsible for millions of dollars in equipment and infrastructure investments.  Success is measured in uptime and most people outside of the IT inner circle don’t even know you exist.  Failure is downtime measured in lost revenue, which can run into the millions of dollars per occurrence, and the notoriety that follows...
  5. Data Center Contamination

    10 Tips for Dealing with Data Center Contamination Click here to view, print and share a pdf of this article. Data Center contamination can lead to overheating, corrosion damage, electrical and mechanical failure of disk and tape drives, power supplies and circuit boards. Data Center Contamination - 10 Steps for Dealing with them As electrical components shrink, they become more...
  6. 20 Data Center Cleaning Tips

    20 Data Center Cleaning Tips Click here to view, print and share a pdf of this article. Contaminants in a data center can lead to overheating, corrosion damage, electrical and mechanical failure of disk and tape drives, power supplies and circuit boards.  Maintaining a clean data center is critical to its long term success and continued uptime. The sub-floor air...
  7. Cleaning a Raised Floor

    Cleaning a Data Center Raised Floor Beware Dirty Floors In most cases, a data center’s under floor is also its air plenum.  Not cleaning beneath a raised floor can result in contaminants being drawn into sensitive computer equipment, which can cause overheating and shorten their life. Under floor contaminants will also contribute to dirtier environment throughout the raised floor area...

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