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Build the Best Data Center Facility for Your Business by Douglas Alger

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Regular Upkeep

Your first line of defense in maintaining a Data Center in excellent condition is simply keeping the room picked up. Deliver equipment to and un-box it in a dedicated build room, empty Data Center trash cans regularly, and encourage room users to take pride in the server environment's condition.

Establish a time for employees to clean the Data Center as a group. Involve the Data Center's designated support staff and, if possible, include system administrators and network engineers who typically work in the room. The more people who are involved, the bigger impact they can make.

Cleaning a Data Center as a group can be quite effective. Large items that need to be moved out of a room can be easily handled, and tedious tasks—sorting ...

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