Data Centers


Data centres are facilities that centralise an organisation’s shared IT operations and equipment, including computing and networking equipment. Data centres are comprised of routers, switches, security devices, storage systems, servers, application-delivery controllers and more. Therefore, the purpose is to collect, store, process, distribute and provide access to large amounts of data. Data centres store sensitive and proprietary information such as customer data or intellectual property thereby making them a central component to any organisation. Additionally, data centres enable the delivery of shared applications and data. Importantly, backups of data can be stored at a data centre. Most modern data centre infrastructures have evolved from on-premises physical servers to virtualised infrastructure. Either way, a data centre is an attractive target to bad actors who want to carry out a cyberattack due to the pure fact that they are the central component to an organisation and control all of its data. The average cost of a cyberattack on data centres is $4,000,000. Hence, a sufficient security system is vital.

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