Despite the fact that studies show a flat spending rate for IT in the coming years, one particular area is experiencing a growing trend of investment: data centers. As modern day IT’s most prominent infrastructure component, data centers do not seem to be going down on the priority list for budget allocation – either on the security side or on the productivity front.

Security as a Priority in the Data Center IndustryRecently. a survey report pointed out that the data center security market will grow to over $13.77 billion by 2018. This is probably due to the rising amount of data center compliance that has become a part of today’s enterprise wide operational architecture. The survey was carried out by MarketsandMarkets to determine the state of data center security investments in the present and for the future.

Another factor that might be forcing investments in the security sector of data centers is the accumulating heap of personal data in enterprise IT systems. Recently, global research and analysis giant Gartner pointed out in one of its surveys that by the end of 2019 nearly 90 percent of global organizations will have personal information that they do not own literally, on their IT systems.

The two survey reports can be correlated to prove that the more personal information that gets stored away in private IT networks, the greater the probability of security attacks. Vulnerable IT infrastructure is a breeding ground for imposters and exploitation levels could be alarming.

Data centers are an inevitable choice for enterprises looking to leverage information from big data storage and analysis but security does become a concern when you do so. But choosing a data center vendor that has a legacy of implementing secure data center infrastructure can indeed be the perfect answer to your concerns. At Lifeline Data Centers, we offer it all – whether it is business continuity, security or efficient management. Visit our website to know more about our services.

Alex Carroll

Alex Carroll

Managing Member at Lifeline Data Centers
Alex, co-owner, is responsible for all real estate, construction and mission critical facilities: hardened buildings, power systems, cooling systems, fire suppression, and environmentals. Alex also manages relationships with the telecommunications providers and has an extensive background in IT infrastructure support, database administration and software design and development. Alex architected Lifeline’s proprietary GRCA system and is hands-on every day in the data center.