Data centres need specialist cleaning: BACS Contamination Control

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This article appeared in the July 2018 issue of CRN magazine.

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Data centres need specialist cleaning: BACS Contamination Control

With national sales manager Joe Pitchford.

What data centre infrastructure services do you specialise in? 

BACS specialises in critical environments cleaning services within the data centre and cleanroom industry. Our main service offering is data centre technical cleaning within large co-location, enterprise and wholesale facilities across Australia. 

When did your company first get involved in this area? 

BACS was founded in 1982 by CEO Bob Allan in response to a need for professional computer environment cleaning. For 35 years we have dominated this niche yet vast industry across Australia.

What credentials do you have that apply to data centres? 

BACS has its own training program, including a fully functional mock data centre training facility in Sydney. Our supervisors and manager are all trained and certified in the DCPRO data centre technician training program to comply with the current industry standards.

Do you use a distributor to procure the products you supply? 

We distribute and procure all our own products.

Have you heard about any cool developments in the data centre space recently? 

Microsoft have recently launched the first submerged unmanned data centre containing 864 servers and 27.6 petabytes of storage.

Can you tell us about a recent project?

We recently secured the national maintenance cleaning contract for NextDC were we deliver daily maintenance cleaning to all facilities and a yearly clinical clean to the technical spaces.

What is driving customers’ data centre projects? 

The huge industry growth has formed a massive part of the demand but the customers understand the need for a qualified specialist cleaning company and the value of uptime is understood by all BACS employees.

Data centre infrastructure is…?

The complete package that keeps a facility running. 

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