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Why do I want to physically separate/isolate corporate servers?

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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.
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"Always make sure that a computer is physically protected in a way that's consistent with its value—and remember that the value of a computer includes not only the value of the hardware itself, but the value of the data on it, and the value of the access to your network that a bad guy could gain. At a minimum, business-critical computers like domain controllers, database servers, and print/file servers should always be in a locked room that only people charged with administration and maintenance can access. But you may want to consider protecting other computers as well, and potentially using additional protective measures."

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