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Inside Iceland's Newest Data Center

See inside Verne Global's new data center in Iceland and find out why cold-climate countries are becoming increasingly popular data center locations.
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Physical Security

I found that access security measures made getting into Verne Global's data center a chore. Verne Global has been able to leverage some of the remnants of the base's Cold War-era security techniques to prevent physical intrusions. Physical security should always be a primary consideration for data centers. The above image shows one of the first phases of physical security, a vehicle trap. The idea is that unauthorized vehicles cannot access the site and are blocked by physical barriers.

 

Frank J. Ohlhorst is an award winning technology journalist, professional speaker, and IT business consultant with more than 25 years of experience in the technology arena. View Full Bio

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