Inside Equinix's SY3 datacentre: photos

Inside Equinix's SY3 datacentre: photos

Summary: Datacentre provider Equinix yesterday officially launched its US$65 million SY3 datacentre in south Sydney, complementing its SY1 and SY2 centres located nearby.


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    Security in the facility borders on paranoid. New clients are required to have their fingerprints scanned and then stored on their own ID cards. These cards are then used in combination with biometric readers placed at almost every door in the facility, ensuring that ID cards can't be swapped and are rendered useless if stolen.

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    Security gates at the two entrances to the centre are also designed to stop anyone that might try and slip in behind an approved person. A 24-hour, seven-day-a-week-manned security booth sits alongside the main entrance, and even the exterior of the building itself is nondescript.

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    Once past the security gates, a "manlock" ensures that anyone trying to access the co-location farms are scrutinised by security cameras and if necessary, trapped for questioning. It is combined with the centre's network of 120 CCTV cameras that are peppered throughout the building, covering just about every square metre of space.

Topics: Cloud, Data Centers, Security, Tech Industry

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