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Mark Plant, CEO at 8 Solutions

8 Solutions, the UK's leading data centre healthcare company specialising in the deep cleaning and decontamination of critical environments, has won a five year contract to provide technical cleaning services for the data centre at Gatwick Airport.

8 Solutions won a five year contract to be Gatwick Airport’s supplier for critical facility cleaning services for 28 sites in May 2011. The new contract will increase their remit to 33 locations.

John Blythman, Data Centre Manager at Gatwick Airport, says: “The regular deep cleaning of our facilities is absolutely essential to the smooth running of our technical locations at Gatwick. We were extremely impressed with the professionalism, dedication and skill of 8 Solutions’ technicians and we welcome them to the airport."

8 Solutions is ISO 14644-1 Clean Rooms and Associated Controlled Environments accredited, but there is no mandatory enforcement of this standard in the UK.

Specialist deep cleaning improves the performance, power consumption and longevity of expensive IT equipment. With over 90,000 completed projects, 8 Solutions has extensive experience of working across large scale facilities. Mark Plant, CEO at 8 Solutions said: “Unchecked contamination still remains a major issue in data centres and has the potential to cause thousands of pounds of equipment damage and many times that in unplanned downtime. The team at Gatwick Airport understands the importance of carrying out regular decontamination and we are delighted to win a five year specialised deep cleaning contract with the company.”

He continued, “Our technicians are some of the most highly trained in the decontamination sector and have specialist skills and experience of working in critical environments. As we are 100% data centre and critical facility focused, we have an in-depth data centre knowledge and have the training and specialised skills in the deep cleaning and decontamination of rack internals and components.”

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8 Solutions has grown rapidly to become the leading data centre healthcare provider in the UK and throughout the EMEA region. With a past performance of over 90,000 completed projects and a client base that encompasses the majority of the FTSE 100 either directly or through the major facilities management organisations, 8 Solutions enjoys a position of dominance in the data centre healthcare market.

With technicians who are security cleared and trained in both critical environments and the specialist cleaning tools and techniques required to maintain the optimum performance of data centres, 8 Solutions is the perfect partner for reliability and peace of mind.

The company’s highly experienced technicians enables it to provide an exceptional level of service with zero downtime and minimal operational disruption to the client, 8 Solutions operates 24/7/365 and provides scheduled and event based cleaning and decontamination and also an emergency response service in the event of fires, fire suppression discharges and accidents. The company is ISO9001 and ISO14001 accredited and a member of the British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM).

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