August 16, 2017

London College – Post Incident Remediation

  ABM Critical Solutions was called in when a gas suppression system was activated in the SER room at the college resulting in the dumping of gas into the room and onto the IT equipment. In addition to the gas … Continue reading

March 31, 2017

Another project successfully completed in Saudi Arabia

Our ABM Critical Solutions team in Saudi Arabia looking good in their new uniforms. The project was completed on time and the Client was, as always, delighted with the end result.    

March 28, 2017

Rebranded uniforms arrive in Holland

A team of ABM Critical Solutions staff proudly wear their new rebranded uniforms whilst working on a project in Holland.  Looking very smart team!

March 27, 2017

Fantastic feedback from another delighted Customer

The ABM Critical Solutions team have just completed another 5 day project in Qatar, this contract saw 18 Comms Rooms and a data hall cleaned to an ISO 14644-1 Level 8 standard. Yet again, the team completed the project on … Continue reading

March 20, 2017

8 Solutions successfully launches rebrand as ABM Critical Solutions at DCW 17, Excel, London

February 28, 2017

ABM UK acquires data centre specialist, 8 Solutions Ltd

From L-R ABM UK Managing Director, Andy Donnell, ABM Critical Solutions Managing Director, David Hogg London – 28 February 2017 – ABM’s UK business and industry group has announced the acquisition of the UK’s leading provider of specialist technical cleaning … Continue reading

October 21, 2016


For the first time ever, a new suite of insurance products and services have been created dedicated for the Data Centre sector. Leading insurance broker, Ernest R Shaw, has teamed up with Data Centre Alliance (DCA) trade association and Europe’s … Continue reading

September 12, 2016

8 Solutions expands sales resource with key appointment

8 Solutions, the leading provider of specialist technical cleaning and data centre healthcare services, has appointed Colin Henry as Business Development Director responsible for further growing the company’s presence within the UK. Colin, who has a proven track record in … Continue reading

July 26, 2016

Goed Nieuws as 8 Solutions plans new offices in The Netherlands

8 Solutions, the leading provider of specialist technical cleaning and data centre healthcare services across Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), has announced plans to open new offices in the Netherlands. The company, which already has a number of … Continue reading

July 15, 2016

Pushing back the flood

8 Solutions, the leading provider of specialist technical cleaning and data centre services across EMEA, has just completed a significant restoration project for a data centre in Leeds damaged by flooding earlier in the year when the River Aire broke … Continue reading

June 29, 2016

More great Customer feedback for 8 Solutions Ltd

Kay Mannering from Cinque Energy Solutions felt compelled to drop us an email following the recent works that 8 Solutions Ltd carried out on her behalf. Following on from the site audit our client had on Friday 24th June,  I … Continue reading

June 24, 2016

8 Solutions keeping education technically clean

8 Solutions the leading provider of specialist technical cleaning and data centre services across EMEA has just signed a new multi-year contract with a leading University in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. This is the third consecutive contract and will … Continue reading

April 5, 2016

Three-year contract for Europe’s leading data centre healthcare business

8 Solutions, Europe’s leading data centre healthcare business, has signed a three-year contract with a major European Data Centre operator to provide technical cleaning at 20 sites across mainland Europe. David Hogg, 8 Solutions Managing Director, says the contract is … Continue reading

March 24, 2016

Changes to ISO standard will require more rigorous testing

8 Solutions, the leading data centre healthcare business in Europe, has warned that upgrades and updates to ISO regulation standard 14644 will require more rigorous testing and reporting to meet the new guidelines. ISO 14644 is the international standard for … Continue reading

March 22, 2016

8 Solutions provides answer to V-Block cooling issue

8 Solutions, the leading data centre healthcare business, has launched an innovative cooling solution for data centres using the latest high-power V-Block storage technology. The solution comprises a series of automatic damper grilles installed at ground level that can be … Continue reading

February 8, 2016

8 Solutions celebrates Silver Jubilee

8 Solutions, the leading technical cleaning and data centre healthcare business, is celebrating 25 years in business and reaching a number of significant milestones. Started in 1991 in Bolsover, Derbyshire, it now has more than 100 employees located across the … Continue reading

December 14, 2015

David Hogg appointed to Data Centre Alliance Technical Council

8 Solutions Managing Director, David Hogg has been appointed to the Data Centre Alliance Technical Council. The Data Centre Alliance (DCA) is the only UK data centre industry association and has a clear remit to drive awareness of the data … Continue reading

December 4, 2015

8 Solutions keeps power on the grid

The UK and Europe’s leading technical cleaning and data centre healthcare business is proactively mitigating the risks of IT infrastructure failure for a major power distributor. 8 Solutions is safeguarding against potentially costly power outages, and the resulting disruption to … Continue reading

November 20, 2015

8 Solutions signs up with major international bank

8 Solutions has been awarded a 3-year contract to provide technical cleaning and associated services to a major data centre campus for an international bank based in the Midlands UK. The contract provides for permanent onsite based 8 Solutions technicians … Continue reading

November 5, 2015

Award Winning 8 Solutions

8 Solutions have recently won a prestigious award for all aspects of outstanding Health & Safety displayed on a large ongoing overseas data centre project in Holland. This achievement reflects the continuous improvement and utmost attention to detail applied to … Continue reading

October 22, 2015

8 Solutions delivers technical solutions overseas

A Spanish data centre that was experiencing high levels of white dust within its data halls that was threatening the integrity of its IT equipment has had the problem solved, thanks to a complete package of technical cleaning solutions from … Continue reading

October 14, 2015

Dead Certain

David Hogg of 8 Solutions says that data centres are often a victim of their own environment. Dust is an insidious beast. Its official definition is ‘tiny particles of earth or waste matter lying on the ground, on surfaces, or … Continue reading

September 7, 2015

8 Solutions appoints new Technical Services Director

8 Solutions, the UK and Europe’s leading technical cleaning and datacentre healthcare business, has further strengthened its senior management team with the appointment of Matthew Fuller as Technical Services Director. David Hogg, Managing Director of 8 Solutions, says that Matt … Continue reading

June 11, 2015

Free Trial Airflow Grilles

Free Trial Airflow Grilles

March 13, 2015

Smart air-cooling for Smart-IT

This paper introduces an effective cooling strategy to work in unison with today’s Converged Infrastructure, offering:  Streamlined deployment—Critical cooling deployed in days, not weeks… complementing the IT deployment Lower datacentre costs—lowering pro-rata energy costs (OPEX) with optimised supply-air delivery, and … Continue reading

March 2, 2015

Virtual Containment

An innovative step towards a more sustainable datacentre This paper introduces the concept of partial & virtual containment, and how many Data Centres are now using this to improve energy efficiency and cooling effectiveness at a fraction of the cost … Continue reading

February 27, 2015

Overseas Developments

8 Solutions has just completed two large technical cleaning projects within mainland Europe on time and to budget. The first of these jobs was in the Nordic region and was completed to a client specification that included cleaning areas to … Continue reading

December 24, 2014

Seasons Greetings

2014 has been another great year for the 8 Solutions Team. We have grown considerably, added new business streams, been awarded several prestigious projects for new Clients both in the UK and overseas and welcomed several new members of staff … Continue reading

December 15, 2014

8 Solutions, a specialist at increasing efficiency and mitigating against the risk of down-time in critical facilities, has been granted the title of Endorser, to the European Code of Conduct on Data Centres

Notified on the 10th December, 2014, 8 Solutions proudly accepts the responsibilities which come with the role of Endorser, including, but not limited to: Aiding Code of Conduct Participants in putting into practice the recommendations of Participant Guidelines and Best … Continue reading

July 29, 2014

8 Solutions rapid response to Client’s emergency

At 6am on Saturday we received a call from a central London bank to report an emergency situation at their business critical facility.  8 solutions successfully mobilised a four man team who were on site within 4 hours and completed … Continue reading