Prevent Disaster in the Data Center

July 26, 2005

[From CIO Update]

There are many reasons to create segregated physical locations for servers and other critical infrastructure equipment.

First, access is controlled, thus limiting security threats. Second, the controlled access limits human error arising from accidents and “curiosity.” Third, the concentration allows for efficient oversight and administration. Fourth, and the focus of this article, the relative consolidation of assets enables a controlled environment to better manage the risks associated with air-conditioning, fire and flooding.

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