A company’s own data centre is and always will be important as this is where important data and applications, which should never fall into the wrong hands, are stored. For this reason, data centre security is crucial for building customer trust, protecting your reputation and ultimately cementing a good relationship between management and IT.
Data centre security anticipates potential threats and deflects these with the right technical measures. However, physical IT security shouldn’t be forgotten and encompasses protection from trespassers, fire and power outages, but also ensures appropriate air conditioning in the data centre. Besides the server room, hardware and software architectures must also be designed with security in mind right from the get-go.
Many companies are unable to use cloud architectures to their full potential as a result of legal requirements or due to the fact that they are public sector businesses. Contractual obligations and extremely sensitive data also mean that companies can’t do away with their own infrastructures all together. Cloud computing has its advantages compared to an in-house data centre on other levels. The data centre, on the other hand, presents an opportunity for IT staff to securely and reliably deploy business-critical applications, making an important contribution to the company’s success. Front and centre of each customer strategy is having full control of the technology without having to contend with an increased risk.