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White Paper: Best practices for data centre security and efficiency

Boon Edam Australia 3 mins read
International Data Centre Day, March 20, focuses attention on the need to secure entry to data centres, data rooms, and facilities with high value data kept on the premises.

March 20 is International Data Centre Day, which highlights the importance of these facilities in storing and managing data on a global scale.


According to the latest estimates, 328.77 million terabytes of data are created each day. And with the proliferation of cloud technology, all that data needs to be stored safely and securely. This is where data centres come in.


“But anywhere that stores valuable data is also at risk of attacks, either by terrorists or criminals, so it’s vital that only authorised personnel can enter data facilities,” says Boon Edam Australia Managing Director, Michael Fisher.


Boon Edam Australia is part of the family-owned Royal Boon Edam Group, a global leader in security entrances and revolving doors with 150 years of experience, and installations in 27 countries.


To celebrate International Data Centre Day, Boon Edam has released a new white paper, “Best Practices for Data Centre Security and Efficiency,” which outlines method of keeping these facilities safe from unauthorised personnel.


The white paper covers key areas of data centre security, including:


  • Understanding the strategic application of secured entry solutions to protect data, maintain compliance, and improve operational efficiency
  • Understanding the various types and entry process for data centre security entrances
  • Applying a layered approach to security for data centres
  • How physical security is cybersecurity, and should be a part of any cybersecurity plan


The importance of data centres


In the digital-first age that we now live in, the ‘cloud’ is becoming the main storage solution for information and knowledge – meaning that it is packed full of incredibly vital data. Protecting the security and privacy of that data has become a major concern – both in the digital and physical world.


Data centres are highly valuable and important areas when it comes to protecting sensitive data, says Fisher. “Our increasing dependence on data centres in the modern day results in them being at risk of attacks – either by terrorists or criminals. We know that this means that much of a person’s time can be spent worrying about the security of a facility. Boon Edam’s proven entrance security solutions can help relieve that stress,” he says.


Risk mitigation in a digital world


The successful implementation of security entrances within data centres must be executed with a layered approach, adds Fisher. This means that, if an intruder were to breach a building outer perimeter, or gain access to an initial lobby, additional barriers would be in place to protect the data stored internally.


“The use of security speed gates is well suited to the lobby of data facilities. These employ sensor technology to detect objects moving through, and can prevent tailgating due to the use of an alarm – alerting security staff to a potential breach,” says Fisher.


“If the unlikely arises, and someone manages to unlawfully make their way through each of these security stages, it is important to engage in the highest levels of protection around the internal data systems themselves. This can be through the use of high security portals, which use biometric scanning and overhead sensors to ensure the credentials of each user. This is the ultimate security front line – essential for protecting data at its hub,” he says.


“Physical protection of mission-critical assets is important, and companies in Australia and New Zealand are increasingly migrating entirely away from on-premises data centres with the current trend of moving workloads to co-location, hosting and the Cloud.”


“International Data Centre Day is a great time for data centres to audit their security practices, to ensure they securing their customers’ data with the latest and best practices,” concludes Fisher.



Download the full white paper for more insights into data centre security.

About us:

About Royal Boon Edam 

With work environments becoming increasingly global and dynamic, smart, safe entry has become the centre of activity in and around many buildings. Royal Boon Edam is a global market leader in reliable entry solutions. Headquartered in the Netherlands, with 150 years of experience in engineering quality, we have gained extensive expertise in managing the transit of people through office buildings, airports, healthcare facilities, hotels, and many other types of buildings. We are focussed on providing an optimal, sustainable experience for our clients and their clients. By working together with you, our client, we help determine the exact requirements for the entry point in and around your building.

Please take a look at our range of revolving doors, security doors & portals, speed gates, tripod turnstiles, access gates and full height turnstiles to ensure the security of your entry and perimeter.

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