Threats will continue to escalate, both in number and sophistication, and having a sound data center security strategy that includes colocation can be the best way to mitigate your threat risk. David Mettler, Vice President of Sales and the Market Director for the US at IO, explains why continually evaluating and updating your data center security strategy is mission critical.
Working with modern cloud and data center technologies isn’t always an easy task. Today, we’re seeing a boom in cloud adoption and data center utilization. Still, through all of this adoption and cloud deployment – it’s pretty much impossible to escape the conversation around data center security.
Ideas and concepts defining security have changed dramatically in the past 10 to 15 years. There was a time when security meant physical security, such as guards, gates and alarm consoles. With the advent of distributed computing and the rise of
the Internet, data center security has become a recognized discipline requiring a blend of technical, policy and business acumen, and thoroughly professional practitioners. In the years since, data protection has come to occupy the attention of the C-suite, and savvy information security professionals understand that the foundation for a strong enterprise security program includes physical protection of assets.
In this age of rapidly advancing trends of Internet of Things (IoT), Big Data, cloud computing, and even wearables, businesses have increasingly complex and unpredictable requirements for data security, reliability and compliance. Shahid Javed from RagingWire, provides tips for data center security and compliance issues.