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Build the Best Data Center Facility for Your Business by Douglas Alger

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Physical Access Restrictions

Because your Data Center contains your company's most critical servers, applications, and data, it is important to physically secure the environment. You want to shield equipment from intentional theft or vandalism, from accidental damage by personnel not trained to work in a Data Center, and from espionage, that is, unauthorized personnel seeing or obtaining sensitive information.

The most fundamental way of physically protecting the items housed in a Data Center is control over who can enter. Door locks, access control systems, fencing, and lockable server cabinets each prohibit someone from entering a sensitive area without authorization. Video cameras can track who enters and leaves. Finally, establishing clear ...

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