When it comes to data center security, anticipating every type of potential disaster is an imperative.
A great example of this was an iFortress solution provided for a Hospital in the Northeast. The IT department opted to relocate and upgrade their data center after many years of service challenges due to environmental concerns including repeated incidents of water infiltration. This drove the required solution to be one that would provide the security needed without the constant fear of a catastrophic event.
Creating the Solution
The IT group debated a few different “not so optimal spots” around the hospital including the basement, an outdoor parking lot, on the roof, before settling on an unused area on the top floor that presented its own challenges including the logistics of deploying the solution. Finding a system that could adapt to changing IT needs was also crucial. The problem was solved by iFortress.
iFortress was the chose solution after careful consideration of multiple ideas from construction companies and technology suppliers. iFortress provided its highly secure, scalable system that was delivered as a kit and assembled onsite in less than two weeks.
Immediate Success in the Face of Catastrophe
The iFortress system didn’t need long to prove its value. Within months of deployment a main steam pipe burst directly above the data center, putting this disaster protection scenario to the test. While the areas above and around the data center were flooded, the iFortress was unaffected, preventing any water from infiltrating the environment, preventing any and all potential damage, ensuring the operation’s survivability, sustainability, and functionality objectives were maintained without disruption.
On Time and Without Issues
For this application, as with many data center environments, the implementation must be meet the requirements based on today’s needs without limiting the ability to meet whatever needs may come tomorrow, quick, efficient, and effective. iFortress engineered and delivered a solution within 11 weeks, including 10 weeks of manufacturing and just 6 days of installation. For data center deployments it is vital to minimize downtime and implement the solution as soon as possible. iFortress has built its business to ensure the our client’s objectives are met.
The iFortress Advantage
From a security perspective iFortress systems mitigate risks comprehensively, a principle predicated on disaster prevention and knowing that threats are dynamic. The old expression, “if the fire don’t kill your IT operations, the water will.” iFortress has been engineered, independently tested and is rated as an Assembly to mitigate a wide range of human and environment threats including fire, water, heat, dust, humidity, smoke, acrid gas, RF, EMI/EMP, theft, vandalism, unauthorized access, explosions, construction hazards, etc. With a scalable system, iFortress delivers secure work environments that meet the requirements of the mission based on your needs for today and tomorrow.
Choose iFortress for Security, Reliability, and Predictability
Please contact iFortress to meet your needs with the highest quality, most efficient, and secure mission critical solutions available worldwide. Based on your requirements, iFortress will engineer, present, and deliver a comprehensive turnkey solution in a matter of months.
”The iFortress system didn’t need long to prove its value. Within months of deployment a main steam pipe burst directly above the data center, putting this disaster protection scenario to the test.
Article by Jerry Lyons