Data centers centralize IT operations and equipment. Data centers store, manage and disseminate data and applications with redundancy and high availability. They house critical systems vital to daily operations. Critical systems can include: applications, telecommunications, storage and security systems.
Enlisting multiple servers for the role of storing, processing, and distributing data securely is a must for today’s – as well as the future’s – data loads. They help to protect against theft, always make data available, and securely store important data.
To ensure that crucial data is available as it is needed, it can be distributed amongst many machines.
Not only does there need to be security measures in place for logical data, the physical storage must be secured while being accessible to authorized personnel abound. Data Centers may have specific levels of physical security that must be met, and procedures that must be followed.