The demand for data consumption has steadily increased as we live in a digital age. Businesses now use data centers for various tasks, including computing, data storage, networking, and business applications. They are aggressively investing in big data and data analytics to ensure that data is safe. COVID did nothing more than hasten enterprises’ deployment of data centers.
Organizations relied significantly on internet-related services to ensure that the virtual work model ran well. As a result, large corporations and medium-sized businesses quickly adopted data centers. They could use cloud-based services to store sensitive and important information safely. The approach led to the classification of large data centers as a part of the mission-critical program for their important services, utilizing a variety of industries, including banking, telecom, big corporations, consulting, and even small businesses.
Data center demand has been steadily increasing. Companies must be vigilant enough to check for potential threats to the effectiveness of data centers as their use has grown. Inherently, data centers need human interaction to maintain a careful watch on any threats that could harm sensitive data.
The main cause of this corrosion in data centers can be traced to the unfavorable environment created by the penetration of gaseous pollutants and particulates from the outside. However, the corrosion problem worsens if the facility is located close to landfills, sewerage/drains, high-density traffic, process industries, etc. Highly corrosive gases, such as SO2, H2S, NO2, etc., are continuously emitted from these adjacent pollutant sources. They easily penetrate the air-conditioned server rooms, data centers/control rooms, switchgear, process control, and signaling/switching rooms. High humidity and pollutants can cause equipment malfunction and micro-electronic deterioration, increasing downtime costs.
All the contributing elements add to frequent breakdown incidents in server rooms and data centers. The mission-critical facility may be burdened by the expense of repairing the damage brought on by the corrosive effect. Additionally, a lot of data is lost, which can cause the organization to lose a significant amount of money. Corrosion is always blamed for subpar operations, extra maintenance, expensive repairs, and unscheduled downtime. In recent years, even the OEMs have stopped providing annual maintenance contracts for pricey cards, adding to the existing issues.
Companies must implement DataCenter Air Purifier (DAP) and cutting-edge Gas Phase Filtration systems to safeguard the servers and data equipment from contamination to reduce the growing threat around the data centers. Modern systems are adept at preserving the Datacom equipment and servers by allowing the passage of a contaminant-filled air stream through a gas adsorbent loaded with neutralizing chemicals and in an appropriately built container. By removing corrosive vapors, the systems prevent damage to the PCBs’ microcircuitry. Dehumidifiers also assist in keeping the humidity in data centers at the ideal ranges to regulate the quantity of moisture in the air and avoid condensation on equipment.
It is advantageous for businesses to install excellent air solutions to control moisture and contaminants in server rooms, ensuring the efficient operation of the data center facilities. The downtime of data centers can be quite harmful to the business.