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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.

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Data centers, just like any other complex system, require ongoing maintenance and preventative care to ensure they are operating at their designed levels of efficiency and reliability.
— Uptime Institute

Since 1997, Premier Solutions Co. has:

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  • Cleaned 47 mill. square ft. since 1997

    • Over 10,000 data centers

    • 100K servers, 10K server cabinets annually

    • 1,400 IDF rooms annually

  • Performed DCM service for:

    • Data centers/server rooms

    • Hyper scale centers

    • Edge centers

    • IDF/MDF rooms

    • IT labs

  • 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 possesses unsurpassed knowledge base

  • We care!

I wanted to compliment Premier Solutions Co. for the outstanding work they did over the weekend. Our data center floors have never looked that good. When I walked in this morning coming back from vacation I couldn’t believe my eyes, the floors really stand out and all the really bad scuff marks are gone.
— OPS Tech-Sungard MSP services

Our 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.

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Identifying Contaminants

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 contaminants and particulates is critical in the data center, due to “cause-effect” solutions requiring the OPS to constantly run at full power. Many contaminants 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 into different areas, causing widespread damage,

  • Can accumulate in large abundance and work their way into the entire room due to recycling air,

  • Can be gaseous, or composed of carbon, construction or fiber

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


Continuing Data Center Maintenance

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”
Environmental decontamination should be included in standard operation procedure (SOP)
— ASHRAE TC9

*Four percent of the average IT budget goes to maintenance with 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.*


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 or three times annually.


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.