Data centre management is the sum of the complex day-to-day tasks necessary to operate a data centre. It includes managing data centre capacity, delivering SLAs, the changes and processes to update hardware and software, disaster recovery, real-time reporting and power management.

Of course, one of the most important tasks in data management is ensuring the constant security of the data centre.

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Data management and security in practice

Data centres in the UK store and manage business’ data and applications, information assets, and intellectual property. This level of information is business-critical and is a valued target for cyberattacks. That’s why data centre security is paramount. Security controls should be applied to every element of a data centre to protect it from any threats to the confidentiality, integrity, or availability of the data which it stores.

This security is present across both traditional data centres based on physical servers and the more modern, hybrid, multi-cloud environments built on virtualized servers.

What do I need to think about when considering UK data centre security?

  1. Visibility. You should be able to view users, devices, applications, networks, workloads and processes easily in order to identify any suspicious activity quickly.
    While visibility works best pre-emptively, having an overview of your datacentre is also a useful forensic tool in the unfortunate case of an attack is also valuable. It can help you identify which systems were breached, to what extent, how it happened, and even the exact information targeted. 
  2. Segmentation. With careful division of your data, you can keep attacks localized to one resource, reducing the scope and damage of an attack. It can slow would-be hackers down, giving your security teams valuable time to pinpoint the problem and react appropriately.
  3. Threat protection. In today’s world, workloads, data, and threats change rapidly. That’s why security teams must value dynamic threat protection that can keep pace with these changes. For data centres such as public cloud environments, threat protection should be tailored to defend against malicious customers attempting to compromise servers. For mobile and web applications, where the vulnerability is more likely an unsuspecting employee, adequate malware detection and employee training on the dangers of threats like phishing is more important. Any threat protection policy should be wide-ranging and comprehensive.

Here at Proxar IT Consulting, we are well-versed in the best practices to manage and secure your corporate data within London and all other UK located datacentres. If you’re looking to take advantage of all datacentres can offer you but want to be sure that your data is diligently managed and protected, then contact Proxar IT Consulting today.  

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Why should you consider hiring an expert for your business’s data management and security?
Hiring an expert for your business’s data management and security can provide numerous benefits. These professionals bring specialized knowledge and experience to the table, allowing them to effectively safeguard your sensitive information and optimize your data processes. By investing in expert services, you can enhance the overall efficiency and security of your operations, giving you peace of mind and allowing you to focus on other critical aspects of your business. Additionally, working with a knowledgeable professional can help you stay up-to-date with the latest trends and technologies in data management and security, ensuring that your business remains competitive and resilient in the ever-evolving digital landscape. Ultimately, enlisting the help of an expert in this field can be a wise decision that pays off in the long run.
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Choosing a reliable Data Centre Solutions Provider

When it comes to selecting a dependable Data Centre Solutions Provider, there are several key factors to consider to ensure that your data management needs are met efficiently and effectively. One crucial aspect to look for is the provider’s track record of reliability and security. Make sure to inquire about their data backup measures, disaster recovery plans, and adherence to industry standards.
Additionally, consider the scalability and flexibility of the solutions offered by the provider. Your business needs may evolve over time, so it is essential to choose a provider that can accommodate your growth and changing requirements without major disruptions.
Another important consideration is the level of customer support provided by the Data Centre Solutions Provider. Having access to a knowledgeable and responsive support team can make a significant difference in resolving issues promptly and minimizing downtime.
Lastly, don’t forget to assess the cost-effectiveness of the solutions offered. While it’s important to stay within budget, remember that the cheapest option may not always be the most reliable or secure. Seek a balance between cost and quality to ensure that you are getting the best value for your investment.
By carefully evaluating these factors and choosing a Data Centre Solutions Provider that aligns with your business needs, you can establish a strong foundation for your data management strategy and drive success in the digital age.

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