Thursday, August 09, 2012
Sweeping Your Datacenter - With Roomba
We installed our Roomba a number of weeks ago. Our Datacenter is vacuumed each evening at 5:00PM. We have no concerns regarding physical access for housekeeping staff. We have no concerns regarding tasking highly compensated IT staff to use a broom. It is also very fun to watch in action and returns to its docking station in a reliable manner.
It even does a great job reaching into nooks and crannies. Small spinning brushes reach under our racks to thoroughly clean. I check the dust pan for evidence regularly - it really is picking things up..
The thought of Scooba is also intriguing as a method of deep cleaning our sheet flooring. However, I can't help but picture a rogue robot spraying water at equipment height and spinning wildly. I think we will save this concept for some other date - or maybe for our homes. I've seen Runaway. Enjoy.