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What the Increase in Data Means for Data Center Safety and Security 

4 Min Read | March 2, 2022
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With the COVID-19 global pandemic, the amount of remote workers has increased exponentially. This means more data is being produced than ever before for companies to manage and help protect.

What the Increase in Data Means for Data Center Safety and Security

The key driver for data center growth continues to be the volume of data generated. If 2020 taught us one thing, it’s that data never sleeps. Prior to the COVID-19 global pandemic, when remote or hybrid work models were less common, 16% of employees were working remotely, but now it’s an estimated 72%1. That means more data is being produced than ever before for companies to manage and help protect. 

Data centers are key in helping to ensuring the virtual world runs seamlessly. The rise of remote work, coupled with mandates for physical distancing, drove an increase in the following:  

  • Use of online collaboration tools, such as video conferencing 

  • Adoption of entertainment services  

  • Volume of online shopping  

The switch to remote work, which is reliant on video conferencing software, caused a boom in data produced leading to historic bandwidth consumption. US consumption during business hours rose by 41%2, and network traffic has also reached record levels with a reported peak of 9.1 Terabytes per second by DE-CIX.  

The pandemic also showed employees can be productive when working remotely, and for many companies, their business continuity plans are not what they thought they were. Data center managers must remain on top of maintaining uptime and availability due to the increased amount of data being produced in order to continue delivering the services that the virtual world needs.  

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Advances in technology, combined with the global nature of data centers, bring the need for a flexible, standardized system that fulfills the requirements of today and foresees the problems of tomorrow. Every factor of a data center security system, from the network to the physical infrastructure, must be accounted for, which is where our team of skilled experts comes in.  

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We blend global and local expertise in design, engineering and project management to give you the confidence that your data center system is delivered on-time and on-target. We’re trusted by some of the most risk-adverse and technologically advanced organizations in the world for a reason - our team consistently matches the flexibility, scale and speed of services required by our data center partners.  

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