Data Center Cleaning

Premier Solutions Co.We Exceed Your Expectations

Premier Solutions Co. has been providing Data Center Maintenance (DCM) since 1997. Our DCM process is a proven, critical decontamination method for data centers that will exceed your expectations. We ensure the elimination of particulates within data centers, computer rooms, IDF and MDF.

Since 1997, Premier Solutions Co. has

  • Cleaned 3.2 million square feet annually
  • 200+ clients
  • Received a 97% excellent rating from clients
  • 98% client retention
  • Extensive crew training program
  • Conformed to ASHRAE TC9 specifications
  • Adhered to 100% uptime
  • DCM crew has unsurpassed knowledge base
  • We care!!

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Data Center Cleaning Cycle - Premier Solutions Co.

Data Center Cleaning Top FloorOur processes and industry knowledge ensure the elimination of harmful, airborne particulates within your critical IT infrastructure. Premier Solutions Co. understands the critical nature of data center facilities, working safely and effectively in that environment. A critical environment like this demands specialized maintenance skills. Our long-time clients recognize the value of working with a service provider that has the knowledge and experience to do the job correctly and professionally, without fail.

Identifying Contaminates

With consolidation, higher server utilization and higher density computing, DCM becomes an important maintenance requirement. In addition, identifying the particulate type will assist in cooling and operational procedures designed to reduce contaminants. Identifying the different types of contaminates and particulates is important in the data center because “cause-effect” solutions are required to keep the OPS running 99.9999%. Many contaminates become corrosive due to the humidity in the room.

Particulates:

  • Are capable of inflicting intermittent or permanent damage to equipment
  • Have the ability to migrate to many different areas to cause damage
  • Can accumulate in large abundance and work their way into the entire room due to re-cycling air
  • Can be made of carbon, gaseous, construction or fiber

ASHRAE TC9 provides a parameter for the amount of contaminates to be allowed per square foot via ISO 14464-1 class 8.

Continuing Data Center Maintenance

Even a perfectly designed data center will require continued maintenance. An effective cleaning schedule must consist of specially designed short-term and long-term actions.

-SUN MICROSYSTEMS

As IT equipment shrinks in size, resulting in smaller components and less physical space between them, the risk of contamination grows. Increased heat loads per unit volume of air, necessitates the need for more airflow, thus, increasing the exposure of electronics to detrimental effects of accumulated dust.

–ASHRAE 2009

Four percent of the average IT budget goes to maintenance within most predictable cost structures and OPEX. The cost of a preventative maintenance program is a fraction of your IT budget and the cost of physical equipment.

Premier Solutions Co. Data Center Cleaning

Why clean servers?

Particulates are moved at high velocity into the intake of the servers with a low percentage making it out the vent. Cleaning the faceplate and rear or side vent of the server should occur two to three times annually.

Why clean ceiling tiles?

For the data center using “re-circulating” air, the contaminates within the ceiling plenum make their way into the intake of the CRAC/HVAC in a short period of time and at a high velocity. Our certified DCM crew will gauge the type of particulate captured in the HVAC filter and the duration of the filter life to determine the need for the ceiling cleaning.

Caring for the data center

  • Utilize clean step mats at doorways
  • Clean CRAC unit filters
  • Use particle testing as a gauge of environment condition
  • Close off server cabinet cut outs
  • Have delaminated or trip tiles replaced
  • Place perforated tiles in cold aisle/front of cabinet
  • Inspect water cooling units regularly
  • Disallow cardboard and pallets in the data center
  • Removal and repair of sub floor corrosives
  • Clean cabinets and hardware twice annually. Dust can create an “insulative layer” that will lead to heat-related failures.
  • Clean sub floor twice annually

Source:

ASHRAE/SUN MICROSYSTEMS/Premier Solutions Co.

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