CONTEXT AND ISSUES
As data centers house strategic data essential to the operation of the companies to which that data belongs, it is essential to ensure the data is protected. For this, two aspects must be considered.
Since data centers cannot operate without human intervention, whether this is for maintenance or monitoring purposes, it is vital to ensure optimum safety and security for all workers/visitors who need to be on-site or in the data center.
As data security is crucial for any data center owner (or for their customers), increased protection of the equipment on which this data is located must be implemented.
Legrand Note: safety and security figures
In 2015, approximately 10% of the budget for building a data center was allocated to safety and security of the building, with more than half of this being dedicated to fire detection and suppression.
LEGRAND GROUP'S RESPONSE
The objective: to ensure both global and targeted protection for a safe building
The protection requirements necessary to ensure smooth operation of the Data Center and the safety and security of people working there are mainly connected with:
- physical intrusion: this involves preventing all unauthorized access, to ensure optimum protection of people and data
- internal and external events: whether these concern the internal infrastructure of the data center (overheating, fire, electrostatic discharge, water leaks, etc.) or its close proximity (fire, flood, lightning, earthquake, explosion, etc.), numerous risks must be prevented to ensure optimum safety and security of people and the building