Arizton’s latest report regarding the market for the physical security of data centres is expected to grow at a 7.3% CAGR from 2022 to 2027. The most important solution for data centre security is Multi-Factor Authentication. Another tool used for data centre protection is a Biometric scanner, which provides entry for a single person with easy identification. Access via key cards is also fixed near data halls and entry points. The popularity of IoT has witnessed increased investments in data centres which leads to adopting controls with multi-access.
To improve data security and close monitoring, data centres on-premise store information of users. An example of this is video surveillance which stores on-site videos and photographs, which are then sent for regular surveillance for improved security.
These high-res cameras collect huge quantities of data due to improvements in surveillance by videos. The latest trend in video analytics is cloud-based.
Sensors supporting IOT are now being used with camera surveillance. Training for technicians is now done with Augmented reality. Edge processing and cloud computing will facilitate the integration of complex surveillance videos in a couple of years.
- A five-layer security system is gaining popularity due to the urgent need for data protection.
- 40% of the data centre physical security market comprises North American users. They also contribute 34% access control to the market.
- Mult-Factor Authentication is now being used by operators of data centres.
- Building Management System (BMS) is another tool that is used for the physical protection of data centres. It includes access controls, CCTV cameras, and even repellent systems for rodents.