Producing documentation of your maintenance programme is a good way of ensuring that maintenance is done on time, to the same standard on each occasion and ensures that the data centre runs smoothly with as little downtime and disruption as possible. Reporting is a good habit to get into as it can be referred to in the event of equipment problems but in addition builds a good track record for all equipment maintenance for auditing purposes. A good DC maintenance provider will do this on your behalf including follow up reporting.

Ensuring all staff are trained thoroughly in all aspects of the data centre, but also in health and safety is essential, especially in the use of specialist equipment such as fire suppression systems.