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

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Summary

Protect Data Center servers and equipment from theft, vandalism, accidental damage, or sabotage by installing a card reader system. For additional security, consider features that require combination codes and prevent tailgating.

Cages are sometimes used within a Data Center to provide more physical security or subdivide the room into smaller server areas. If you install a cage, extend the fencing below the raised floor and above the false ceiling, cover the walls to obscure visibility, and contain as much supporting infrastructure within the cage as possible. Avoid keeping Data Center items in a caged storage area except as a last resort.

Locking server cabinets can also prevent someone from accessing individual devices but do not protect ...

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