If you run a business that has its own data center, you understand the importance of keeping that data center operating properly at all times. Any downtime at all can lead to significant losses. As data center specialists, we’ve put together three ways you can better maintain your company’s data center to avoid unnecessary downtime and losses.
Documentation may seem tedious and unnecessary, but in the event of an outage or some other problem, you’ll be thankful you kept records. You’ll want to document every work order and service that happens in your data center so in the event of an audit or problem, you’ll have the information you need. It’s a small sacrifice that can have a huge payoff for your business.
Keep it Clean
Around a regular office, no one wants the job of dusting, sweeping, or other cleaning-related tasks. But when it comes to data centers, cleanliness is even more important. Dust and debris have the ability to cause overheating among your units by impacting airflow. Be sure to clean your data center regularly to avoid dust buildup.
Enlist the Help of Experts
Data centers are very different from other areas of your building, with more in-depth, specialized requirements to properly maintain and clean them. While there are a variety of housekeeping tasks you and your team can utilize for maintenance, it can be a gamechanger to enlist the help of experts who specialize in data centers. They may discover issues you didn’t even know existed, which could save you a great deal of money in the long run.
At JLJ General Contractors, we specialize in data center construction and renovations. If you have an issue with your data center, our team is ready to help.