The evolution of data center security: Safeguarding critical assets in today’s data centers

Protecting servers and data has evolved rapidly over the past 15-plus years. Early on, concerns centered around the environmental conditions of where servers were housed within a building and the effects of humidity, temperature, and air quality on their performance. This led to a better understanding of the need for a controlled environment to maximize equipment lifespan and capacity. It was also a driving force behind consolidating servers in a common space, such as, the data center. The focus quickly shifted to points of vulnerability and protecting assets with increasingly stringent access control measures to prevent unauthorized characters from entering and doing something malicious.

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