Why do I want to physically separate/isolate corporate servers?
Posted on 2011-04-27
We're moving to a new building in less than a year and already I'm in a battle with those who would like to save money by co-locating the organization's "Admin" (think HR docs, Credit Card Info, Financial Docs) switches, routers, servers with a rack belonging to separate video/audio editing equipment (SANS perhaps, workstations, Digital editing gear etc.). This means people in our Media departments will constantly be in physical proximity of our corporate (Admin) servers. Sure, I can lock the racks with those flimsy locks they come with and I can lock the bezels on the fronts of servers but... Something is telling me to push for ISO 2700x standards or separation by dry wall at the very least with a solid door, separate cooling vents and magnetic card access. What would you do and WHY? Points split across all useful responses. Thanks.