Knowing when a member of staff left the data centre is equally as important as knowing when they entered, but most data centre operators do not record this.
After all it is easy for a member of staff to enter the data centre for a perfectly legitimate reason and then, completely unseen, go on to cause disruption, and who knows when he left?
Process and procedure are the foundations of a secure data centre operation. The best-built, most efficient, and environmentally friendly data centre in the world will also be the most vulnerable unless the right processes and procedures are in place to support the physical infrastructure.
Getting these right and ensuring that they are appropriate for the individual data centre is not an easy task. However, if it is robust it will make the difference between whether you consider putting your data in it, and whether you should think twice about even leaving your PC there!
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