When you ask a data center manager about their biggest concern, you rarely hear them talk about cleaning. Yet anyone who maintains a house knows how skipping a few days of clean-up can lead to bigger problems down the road. Data centers are large facilities with a lot of moving parts. Here’s why you should prioritize regular cleaning of your facilities.
Data centers are often run without a cleaning policy or procedure in place. While cleaning visibly noticeable debris makes a data center aesthetically pleasing, it doesn’t protect IT equipment from contaminants. Data center contaminants are tiny particles that become airborne in the cooling system and can damage IT equipment and cause an outage. It is imperative that data center operators establish an ongoing contaminant prevention plan and data center cleaning policy to protect IT equipment and maintain data uptime.