Server Hugging & Security
Information security, the headache that refuses to go away. We have to work hard to make sure the business-critical information we host is protected - not an easy task as it involves the continual evolution of systems and processes to stay one step ahead of the threats. Aside from the known threats like hackers, one of the biggest problems is the growth of ‘server huggers’. These people cannot bear to lose control of physical servers and think they are more secure under their own supervision, but if someone breaks into a business’ building it is pretty obvious who the servers and data belong to. In a datacentre, however, with racks upon racks of servers, it’s virtually impossible to identify what belongs to whom, and in this context, anonymity = safety. So, why trust your business-critical information in an environment that is easier to compromise?
At Rackspace, we do understand that moving to remote server management means a cultural shift, one that needs a lot of guarantees and guidance. For this reason, we have strict SLAs around security and ensure we get the highest levels of accreditation, which are often independently verified. One we are particularly excited about is the ISO 27001 certification we recently achieved. This gives our customers peace-of-mind that the management of security in the design, implementation and support of hosted systems at our Slough data centre is of the highest quality possible.
So, don’t be a server hugger all your life. Free yourself from the shackles and sleep easy at night knowing your servers are always in safe hands.