8 Solutions - Specialist Data Centre Cleaning & Decontamination

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This is the market leading specialist DC cleaning & decon. service provision of 8 Solutions. Please go to: www.8solutions.com for more information.

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8 Solutions - Specialist Data Centre Cleaning & Decontamination

  1. 1. SERVICESWhy Decontaminate? The compelling case for a regular Data Centre health regimeUnplanned downtime in a Data Centre environment can The awareness of maintaining aprove extremely costly, and most organisations have a ‘clean’ environment is growing amongst the standards and thedetailed and prescriptive preventative maintenance regime OEM communities:designed to mitigate the risk of such downtime. Typically, n A number of hardware this regime would include monitoring and maintaining such manufacturers are considering thefactors as power, temperature and humidity, with particular cleanliness of the environment as a factor when assessing the validity offocus on the management of the airflow to ensure optimum RMA and warranty claimsand requisite cooling. Contamination management is one n Several major manufacturers area that is only included on the regimes of either the more recommend in their hardwareenlightened Data Centre Managers or those that have installation guidelines that “every experienced downtime. effort should be made to ensure that the target environment is as dust and particulate free as possible”. No matter what its source n ISO 14644-1 Air Cleanliness contamination can be extremely guidelines are encouraging hazardous within a data centre: compliance as an inherent part of the n Dust and other particles can Data Centre management process. clog air intake grills on cooling The benefits of professional Data units and fans resulting in Centre decontamination include: overheating, cooling equipment operating beyond capacity n I mproved efficacy of cooling systems causing premature failure, n I ncreased longevity andContamination can take various power overloads and outages performance of hardwareforms, however over 80% ofall contaminants within a Data n Metal particulates such as n I mproved power consumption zinc whiskers can causeCentre environment is caused n I ncreased reliability of data centre electrical shorts in equipment uptimeby human traffic, whether this isdust, particulate from cardboard n Dust and other contaminants n C ompliance with contaminationand packaging or contamination can either block fire detection best practice guidelinescreated from works within the systems preventing effective use or can actually trigger false n F ull preventative maintenanceData Centre. Some contamination regime alarms or actual discharge.derives from the environment itself Airflow and the resulting cooling n P eace of mind through risk mitigationincluding concrete particles from nan untreated sub floor, or fibres can be seriously impacted byfrom air filters or zinc whiskers contaminants and debris within the subfloor and floor grills.from oxidising metal.+44 (0) 845 602 3075 enquiries@8solutions.com www.8solutions.com The Power of Prevention
  2. 2. SERVICESOur Services The checklist for ultimate Data Centre health8 Solutions is a Data Centre Healthcare provider operatingthrough two divisions; Cleaning and Decontamination andMechanical Services. Cleaning and Mechanical Services Decontamination n Flooring Audits Services • Health and Safety • Floor Integrity n Deep Clinical Cleaning • From sub floor to high levels n Remedial Solutions • Replacement panels/sections n Maintenance Cleaning • Upgrades • rom floor surface F to high levels – Stringers/pedestals • Replacement of pedestals n Surface Cleaning • nstallation/securing pedestals I • All surfaces • ESD replacement/repair n Post Construction Services • Floor strengthening • Builders Clean • Sub floor sealing – Preparation for fitout n Ingress • Enhanced Builders Clean • nstallation of I – Preparation for use Koldlocks/grills n Specialist Internal Rack Cleaning • nstallation of cable I access points • To individual component level n Airflow n Emergency Response Service • Analysis • Rapid deployment capability • Remediation n Comprehesive cleaning regime • esigned to maintain optimum D levels of cleanliness and performance+44 (0) 845 602 3075 enquiries@8solutions.com www.8solutions.com The Power of Prevention
  3. 3. Our Services cont.Operating 1. Client interestMethodology Client confirms requirements, room sizes and location(s) 2. Comprehensive site survey conducted A site survey is required for all sites in excess of 200 square metres A self assessment survey is utilised for all sites less than 200 square metres 3. 8 Solutions provides a proposal and quotation 8 Solutions provides a detailed proposal of services, methodologies and RAMS 4. Client submits/8 Solutions receives purchase order 8 Solutions receives purchase order from the client 8 Solutions proposes service schedule to client 5. Schedule of service agreed with client 8 Solutions confirms schedule of services with client Confirmation of team members 6. 8 Solutions delivers service 8 Solutions attend site, and confirm health and safety requirements 8 Solutions pre-service check including utilities and fire systems 7. 8 Solutions submits a “post clean” report to client Detailed reports submitted to client on status of clean Any issues identified including flooring, health and safety contamination 8. 8 Solutions post clean quality checks All clients are invited to respond to an email based quality audit 8 Solutions conducts on-site post clean quality checks on a random basis+44 (0) 845 602 3075 enquiries@8solutions.com www.8solutions.com The Power of Prevention
  4. 4. SERVICESDeep Clinical Cleaning A Data Centre clean in infinite detailOverviewAn 8 Solutions Deep Clinical Clean is an intensive service n A nti-static wipe down of paneldesigned to achieve an ISO 14644-1 level 6 standard of air undersidescleanliness. It addresses every area within the Data Centre, n T he replacement of floor panelsfrom the subfloor surface up to the underside of the panels in accordance with 8 Solutions best practiceand the floor surface, all walls, doors, ledges, and cabinetexternals. It will also address all high levels including ceiling Whilst in the floor void the 8 Solutions technicians will affectvoids, overhead cabling and cable trays, all lighting including the following maintenance checks:suspension systems and all building support infrastructure n Visual check for zinc whiskers including roof supports and ceiling and roof surfaces.Service detail Floor voidBefore work begins, a thorough The cleaning regime to addresscheck is performed to identify the floor void will encompass theall utilities including emergency following procedures:power off switches, all fire n Initial cleaning of the floor n Integrity of pedestals detection devices, including those surface to remove heavylocated in the ceiling and floor contamination n Integrity of stringers voids and to ensure that the fire n Installation of requisite health n ESD disc check suppression is de-activated. If the and safety barriers and signage n Fire wall integrity fire system cannot be deactivated L ifting of the floor tiles in n n Chilled water line lagging then all fire detection units will be accordance with 8 Solutionscovered with a protective shield n Integrity of cable trays/baskets best practiceand located on a detailed plan n State of sub floor sealing n T he removal of any sub floorprepared by the 8 Solutions debris and disposal of same Any identified issues will beteam leader. reported to the client and n The vacuuming of the subfloor A daily health and safety and with Hepa triple filtered vacuums included in a post clean report.methodology briefing will then n T he vacuuming of all cabling,be given to the team by the team cable trays and basketsleader and a risk assessment willbe performed as part of the clean. n The vacuuming and wipe down of all pedestals+44 (0) 845 602 3075 enquiries@8solutions.com www.8solutions.com The Power of Prevention
  5. 5. Deep Clinical Cleaning cont.High levels/ceiling void General surface Floor surfaceThe cleaning regime to address The cleaning regime to address The regime to address the floorthe high levels/ceiling void the surfaces within the facility surface will encompass thewill encompass the following will encompass the following following procedures:procedures: procedures: Vinyl surfacen Confirmation of risk assessment n Vacuum and anti-static wipe (as per site survey) down of all rack externals n Vacuuming of floor surface n Installation of high level access n Wipe down of wall surfaces n Vacuuming and antistatic equipment as appropriate including scuff removal wipe down under racksn Installation of all health and n Vacuum and wipe down n Floor buffing at level as safety signage and barriers of all ledges required using specialist buffers with built-in vacuumsn Health and safety briefing n Vacuum and wipe down • Option for hand tooling for high level working of all wall mounted units for problem areasn Vacuuming and wipe down of including AHUs cables, cable trays and baskets n Vacuum and wipe down of Carpet tilesn Vacuuming and wipe down of all cable and ducting intakes n Intensive vacuum using triple all lighting units, diffusers and n Vacuum and wipe down filtered vacuum cleaners all support systems of all doors and windows Grills/Koldlocks Whilst in the process of the surface n Debris removal clean 8 Solutions technicians will carry out the following maintenance n Vacuum and wipe down checks: as required n Visual inspection of all intakes Whilst in the process of the including floor surface clean 8 Solutions • Air handling Units technicians will carry out the • Cable and ducting following maintenance checks: n Integrity of racks n Visual inspection of floor levels n Vacuuming and wipe down of and structural integrity all air handling and distributions n Evidence of contamination n Visual inspection of panel units n Evidence of water damage/ integrityn Vacuuming and wipe down condensation n Identification of potential of all ducting systems Any identified issues will trip hazardsn Vacuuming and wipe down be reported to the client and included in a post clean report. n Grill and Koldlock integrity of all roof structures, surfaces and viability and supportsn Vacuuming of any fire detection n Viability of door seals and suppression units n Visual inspection of cable If a ceiling void is in place then in and ducting ingress pointsaddition to the above 8 Solutions Any identified issues willwill undertake to provide the be reported to the client andfollowing: included in a post clean report.n Vacuuming of any fire detection and suppression unitsn Vacuuming and wipe down of both inner and outer surfaces of the ceiling tilesn Vacuuming and wipe down of all ceiling supports+44 (0) 845 602 3075 enquiries@8solutions.com www.8solutions.com The Power of Prevention
  6. 6. SERVICESMaintenance Ongoing deep cleansing to uphold the highest standards of Data Centre healthOverviewWithin 8 Solutions recommended cleaning schedule and with n V acuuming and wipe downa view to maintaining their ISO standard certification, Data of all ducting systemsCentres should, as a minimum undertake a ‘Maintenance n Vacuuming and wipe down of all roof structures, surfacesClean’ at an interval of six months after their annual ‘Deep and supportsClinical Clean’. n Vacuuming of any fire detection An 8 Solutions maintenance clean targets everything above and suppression unitsthe floor including the floor surface and all high levels andceiling voids where applicable.Service detail High levels/ceiling voidBefore beginning any work The cleaning regime to addresswithin the room/facility a thorough the high levels/ceiling voidservices and utilities check is will encompass the followingperformed to identify all utilities procedures:including emergency power off n Confirmation of risk assessment switches, all fire detection devices, (as per site survey)including those located in the n I nstallation of high level accessceiling and floor voids and to equipment as appropriate If a ceiling void is in place then inensure that the fire suppression n Installation of all health and addition to the above 8 Solutionsis de-activated. If the fire system safety signage and barriers will undertake to provide thecannot be deactivated then all fire following: n Health and safety briefing detection units will be covered with for high level working n Vacuuming of any fire detection a protective shield and located on Vacuuming and wipe down of and suppression unitsa detailed plan prepared by the n8 Solutions team leader. cables, cable trays and baskets n Vacuuming and wipe down n V acuuming and wipe down of of both inner and outer surfacesA daily health and safety and of the ceiling tiles all lighting units, diffusers andmethodology briefing will then all support systems n Vacuuming and wipe down be given to the team by the team of all ceiling supportsleader and a risk assessment will n Vacuuming and wipe down of all air handling andbe performed as part of the clean. distributions units+44 (0) 845 602 3075 enquiries@8solutions.com www.8solutions.com The Power of Prevention
  7. 7. Maintenance cont.General surface Floor surfaceThe cleaning regime to address Whilst in the process of the The regime to address the floorthe surfaces within the facility surface clean 8 Solutions surface will encompass thewill encompass the following technicians will carry out the following procedures:procedures: following maintenance checks: Vinyl surfacen V acuum and anti-static wipe n Visual inspection of down of all rack externals all intakes including n Vacuuming of floor surface n Wipe down of wall surfaces • Air handling units n Vacuuming and antistatic including scuff removal • Cable and ducting wipe down under racksn Vacuum and wipe down n Integrity of racks n Floor buffing at level as required of all ledges using specialist buffers with n Evidence of contamination built-in vacuumsn Vacuum and wipe down n Evidence of water damage/ of all wall mounted units • Option for hand tooling condensation for problem areas including AHUs Any identified issues will be n Final surface vacuum n V acuum and wipe down of reported to the client and all cable and ducting intakes included in post clean report. Carpet tilesn Vacuum and wipe down n Intensive vacuum using triple of all doors and windows filtered vacuum cleaners Grills/Koldlocks n Debris removal n Vacuum and wipe down as required Whilst in the process of the floor surface clean 8 Solutions technicians will affect the following maintenance checks: n Visual inspection of floor levels and structural integrity n Visual inspection of panel integrity n Identification of potential trip hazards n Grill and Koldlock integrity and viability n Viability of door seals n Visual inspection of cable and ducting ingress points Any identified issues will be reported to the client and included in a post clean report.+44 (0) 845 602 3075 enquiries@8solutions.com www.8solutions.com The Power of Prevention
  8. 8. SERVICESSurface Cleaning Cleansing with an immediate effectOverviewAn 8 Solutions Surface Clean is a basic level processdesigned to provide a relatively simple surface-only clean.This is typically used in Data Centres that have undergonesome form of change that has impacted on the cleanlinessof a facility, or for those that simply wish to more tightlymaintain the cleanliness levels. This cleaning is eitherperformed as an inherent part of the cleaning scheduleor on an event driven basis.An 8 Solutions Surface Clean targets all surfaces in the roomincluding the floor and excludes floor and ceiling voids andhigh levels.Service detailBefore beginning any work within cannot be deactivated then all firethe room/facility a thorough detection units will be covered withservices and utilities check is a protective shield and located onperformed to identify all utilities a detailed plan prepared by theincluding emergency power off 8 Solutions team leader.switches, all fire detection devices, A daily health and safety andincluding those located in the methodology briefing will thenceiling and floor voids and to be given to the team by the teamensure that the fire suppression leader and a risk assessment willis de-activated. If the fire system be performed as part of the clean.+44 (0) 845 602 3075 enquiries@8solutions.com www.8solutions.com The Power of Prevention
  9. 9. Surface Cleaning cont.General surface Floor surfaceThe cleaning regime to address Whilst in the process of the The regime to address the floorthe surfaces within the facility surface clean 8 Solutions surface will encompass thewill encompass the following technicians will carry out the following procedures:procedures: following maintenance checks: V acuum and anti-static wipe Vinyl surfacen n Visual inspection of all intakes down of all rack externals including n Vacuuming of floor surface n W ipe down of wall surfaces • Air handling units n Vacuuming and antistatic including scuff removal • Cable and ducting wipe down under racksn Vacuum and wipe down n Integrity of racks n Floor buffing at level as required of all ledges n Evidence of contamination using specialist buffers with Vacuum and wipe down built-in vacuumsn n Evidence of water damage / of all wall mounted units condensation • Option for hand tooling including AHUs for problem areas Any identified issues willn Vacuum and wipe down of n Final surface vacuum be reported to the client and all cable and ducting intakes included in post clean report. Carpet tilesn V acuum and wipe down of all doors and windows n Intensive vacuum using triple filtered vacuum cleaners Grills/Koldlocks n Debris removal n Vacuum and wipe down as required Whilst in the process of the floor surface clean 8 Solutions technicians will carry out the following maintenance checks: n Visual inspection of floor levels and structural integrity n Visual inspection of panel integrity n Identification of potential trip hazards n Grill and Koldlock integrity and viability n Viability of door seals n Visual inspection of cable and ducting ingress points Any identified issues will be reported to the client and included in a post clean report.+44 (0) 845 602 3075 enquiries@8solutions.com www.8solutions.com The Power of Prevention
  10. 10. SERVICESPost Construction Clean Maintaining Data Centre health following building workOverview8 Solutions provides two levels of Post Construction Clean: Builders Cleana Builders Clean and an Enhanced Builders Clean. Both are The Builders Clean regime willintended to be used after the completion of either the build of encompass the following:an entire new Data Centre or an extension or enhancement to n Focus on all areas from an existing facility. the subfloor to high levelsThe Builders Clean is a basic level service that prepares the n Removal of all ‘non-heavy’ environment for the next stage of the fit out, it is not intended construction debristo be in any way an ISO level clean. n Dry clean to visual acceptability The Enhanced Builders Clean will prepare the room for Enhanced Builders Cleanthe next stage of readiness in preparation for final stagedeployment. The Enhanced Builders Clean regime will encompass the following: n Focus on all areas from Service detail the subfloor to high levels Before beginning any work within n Removal of all ‘non-heavy’ the room/facility a thorough check construction debris is performed to identify all utilities n Wipe down of all exposed including emergency power off surfaces switches, all fire detection devices, n Dry clean to visual acceptability including those located in the ceiling and floor voids and to n Vacuum floor surface ensure that the fire suppression is de-activated. If the fire system cannot be deactivated the all fire detection units will be covered with a protective shield and located on a detailed plan prepared by the 8 Solutions team leader. A daily health and safety and methodology briefing will then be given to the team by the team leader and a risk assessment will be performed as part of the clean.+44 (0) 845 602 3075 enquiries@8solutions.com www.8solutions.com The Power of Prevention
  11. 11. SERVICESRack Externals Internals Ensuring the cleanliness of the Data Centre’s infrastructureOverviewAll 8 Solutions technicians are fully trained in the equipment External Rack Cleaningand infrastructure within a Data Centre and are qualified The External Rack Cleaningto decontaminate the externals of all types of racks and regime will encompass thecabinets. We also have personnel trained in cleaning following:inside a rack or cabinet – including the front and rear of n V acuuming all external surfaceany server or communication equipment. This process is, areas including top and bottom of cabinets/racksin most cases, carried out on a live rack, with a data centre n W ipe down of all surface areasengineer in attendance or in some situations on an isolatedrack where a much more intensive clean can be performed n F inal wipe down with cloth impregnated with specialistincluding equipment removal and cleaning. This type of cleaning solutionclean is subject to stringent safety and procedural guidelinesand methodologies. It should be noted that breakdown andre-assembly is not part of the 8 Solutions service and is theresponsibility of the client.Service detailBefore any work begins within then all fire detection units will bethe room or facility a thorough covered with a protective shieldcheck is performed to identify and located on a detailed planall utilities including emergency prepared by the 8 Solutionspower off switches, all fire team leader.detection devices, including those A daily health and safety andlocated in the ceiling and floor methodology briefing will thenvoids and to ensure that the fire be given to the team by the teamsuppression is deactivated. If the leader and a risk assessment willfire system cannot be deactivated be performed as part of the clean.+44 (0) 845 602 3075 enquiries@8solutions.com www.8solutions.com The Power of Prevention
  12. 12. Rack Externals Internals cont.Internal Rack CleaningThe Internal Rack Cleaning regimewill encompass the following:n L iaison with DC engineers with a view to isolating the rackn I solation of rack if possiblen A lternatively attendance of a DC engineer for each and every rack cleann Visible inspection of equipment, cable management and power systemsn Confirm understanding of areas of particular sensitivityn V acuuming of all equipment using specialist Micro Vac systems linked to triple filtered vacuum cleanersn M Icro Vacuuming, if required, of equipment to circuit board level if required subject to the client isolating and “splitting“ all unitsn V acuuming of all air intake/fan systems either generic systems or those specific to individual hardware using specialist Micro Vac systems linked to triple filtered vacuum cleanersn V acuuming of both power and data cabling using specialist Micro Vac systems linked to triple filtered vacuum cleanersn Vacuuming all accessible surface areas including the internal top and bottoms of cabinets and racksn W ipe down of all accessible internal surface areasn F inal wipe down of external surface areas with cloth impregnated with specialist cleaning solution+44 (0) 845 602 3075 enquiries@8solutions.com www.8solutions.com The Power of Prevention

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