Every vertical or industry has its own special requirements, and data centres are certainly no exception. So what are the mix of requirements that make them unique?
The key factor is their core commodity – DATA. Sometimes it belongs to the data centre’s owners, sometimes it belongs to customers. Sometimes it is a company’s business advantages, sometimes it’s their intellectual property, sometimes it’s personal data, sometimes it’s money – and sometimes it can be a mix of all these things in one co-located facility.
The security of a data centre needs to provide flexibility – from ease of access without compromising security, to supporting legislative demands… but most importantly it needs to provide trust.