Linkage : Physical Security, More Euro Deals

I’m back online after a break for the Thanksgiving holiday. Here are some links from the past two weeks that are worthwhile reading for data center professionals and investors:

  • 19 Ways to Build Physical Security into a Data Center: CSO Magazine takes a thorough look at the specifics of hardening a facility against an attack. Not all of these may seem essential or necessary, but they’re worth considering. Many were not part of the planning process prior to 9-11, but were mandatory for big ticket clients afterwards. Many empty facilities went unleased because they couldn’t meet some of these criteria, especially on setbacks.
  • Web Host TeleCity Consolidates With Redbus Buy: A comprehensive look at a European deal from Philbert Shih at Web Host Industry Review. A summary: “The colocation market in Europe underwent a major consolidation earlier this month with TeleCity entering into an agreement to buy rival Redbus Interhouse in an all-stock transaction.”

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About the Author

Rich Miller is the founder and editor at large of Data Center Knowledge, and has been reporting on the data center sector since 2000. He has tracked the growing impact of high-density computing on the power and cooling of data centers, and the resulting push for improved energy efficiency in these facilities.