Computerworld: Security has always been a big concern at data centers, but physical security at these facilities has become more of a concern since the 9/11 terrorist attacks ten years ago. For example, today's data centers are more likely to have crash-resistant fences and to use biometric ID systems.
In addition, 9/11 had a huge impact on the way companies approach site selection for data centers. Data centers are now much less likely to be in urban centers. In addition, backup and recovery centers now tend to be farther away from the main site--but not so far that staffers can't get there by car if air travel is shut down.
One of the ways around the issues of security and control that make some businesses wary of cloud computing is to build a private cloud -- one that remains within the corporate firewall and is wholly controlled internally. Private clouds also increase the agility of IT an organization's IT infrastructure and make it easier to roll out new technology projects. Download this eBook to get the facts behind the private cloud and learn how your organization can get started.