Data Centre Insurance Reductions

My question is why there hasn’t been more uptake on this initiative? One of the world’s leading insurance companies has created a bespoke insurance package that recognises and rewards data centres that demonstrate best practise. So why the slow uptake? Is the...

Cleaning Durations

In my personal experience I have found that the best way to maintain the cleanliness of a critical environment, and especially Data Centres, is through a combination of Deep, Maintenance and Surface cleaning. Settled contamination is not the main perpetrator in the...

Trailing Leads & contamination?

As you can probably guess I get to see quite a few Data Centres, Comms Rooms, Server Rooms, MMR’s, CCNR’s in a month. With the general awareness of Data Centre Cleaning on the rise I still wonder how many DC and Facilities Managers have considered all the risks of...

Cable Management & Efficiency

Cabling and wiring can interfere with airflow and cooling by blocking hot and cold air pathways. In addition to vast improvements in equipment energy efficiency, part of what has reduced the data center’s carbon footprint is structured cabling. Structured cabling is a...

Six Facility Tips

Massive growth in the data center industry has put increased focus on the health and wellbeing of its operators. With modern DC environments and equipment only growing in both size and complexity, the safety of all personnel, from engineers to security, must be...

CFD Analysis

CFD, or Computational Fluid Dynamics, is a modelling process that illustrates the flow of liquids and gasses through and around 3D and solid surfaces. In the data center world, it is utilized to make decisions regarding airflow, containment and cooling as well as...

Data Center Hurricane Preparation

With over a month left of Atlantic hurricane season, lasting until November 30th, Critical Facilities Solutions can help you get started on or bolster your data center hurricane preparation plan today. Data center uptime in the face of natural disasters goes far...

Data Center Temperature Management

The goal of data center temperature management and airflow strategy is to reduce the operating costs of the facility, lengthen the life of the equipment, and reduce the occurrence of downtime.  However, human health and comfort are equally important considerations.  ...