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."