The demands on modern IT infrastructures are increasingly dynamic and require flexible and modular solutions. Demand-oriented concepts and scalable technical approaches play an essential role here. In addition, EN 50600 is the first Europe-wide, cross-national standard that provides comprehensive specifications for the planning, construction, management and operation of a data centre with a holistic approach. These are diverse requirements that can be met through the use of integral security solutions.
Unauthorized access, network failure, water ingress, fire, theft, … the list of dangers that threaten a data center every day is long. In the worst case, there is the threat of a total loss and the end of the business.
The critical vulnerability (Log4Shell) in the widely used Java library Log4J leads to an extremely critical threat situation, according to the BSI. The BSI has therefore issued a cyber security warning of red alert level.
In addition to cybersecurity, the physical protection of IT environments is underestimated by many people in charge. However, smouldering fires, water ingress, high temperatures or unauthorised access are often responsible for failures.
The aim is to provide data centre operators with the right tools for maximum security by focusing on security automation, analytics and AI.
In addition to security at the information technology level, many IT managers underestimate the physical dangers that can paralyse the technical infrastructure in server and technical rooms and data centres.
Mattias Fridström has been Chief Evangelist at Telia Carrier since 2016 and is an absolute network enthusiast. In his presentation “Global Network Trends” he offers deep insights into the networked economy
Consideration of physical threats to data centres is essential – along with cybersecurity – to securing critical infrastructures. This applies right down to the rack level.
The Dual SmartPDU combines two PDUs in one housing and is therefore particularly cost- and space-saving. All the advantages of two separate PDUs with separate feed and intelligent monitoring are retained.