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What are the essential pieces of server vault protection?

Modular Server Vaulting

(Transcript) The security of server rooms is a hot topic among IT executives because data breaches make headlines in the mainstream media. Consequently, protecting IT infrastructure is an important part of a comprehensive information security program.

When considering a protective vault or other enclosure for valuable and irreplaceable items, clients often don’t know where to start and have many valid questions. Some may envision a concrete bunker with a large door or a cavernous steel fortress. When starting their search, a client may wonder what is included in a fireproof vault. Do I need to purchase a fire suppression system? What if we need to move the vault in the future? Will this be a huge monstrosity that won’t fit in our designated space?

Building a data center without a fire suppression system to prevent the destruction of delicate equipment is inconceivable. Yet fire suppression systems only protect against fires that start inside the data center. This leaves data centers vulnerable to the threat of fires that start anywhere else in the building. All too often, the sprinkler system in other parts of the facility is unable to extinguish fires due to malfunction or is overwhelmed by the intensity of the fire. By the time it reaches the data center area, no internal fire suppression system can save it. FIRELOCK® Modular Server Vaulting safeguards this mission-critical infrastructure with Class 125 protection.

FIRELOCK® fire-rated doors contain core material, heavy-duty hardware, special seals, and fire-rated glass where needed. These are specially engineered for stairwells, corridors, exit doors, storage rooms, and other areas.

FIRELOCK® Modular Server Vaults are, as the name implies, modular, meaning they are adaptable to the size of your venue. This also means that they can be disassembled and relocated.

The most important component of the FIRELOCK® fireproof modular vault is not physical—it is the rigorous testing that it endures to provide unprecedented levels of data protection.

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Since 1982, FIRELOCK® has been the world’s leading manufacturer of media-rated modular vault chambers. Unlike poured-in-place concrete vaults, FIRELOCK® vaults are constructed from individual panels, filled with a heat-resistant ceramic material, and they are lightweight, movable, and expandable. When combined with current high-density storage systems,

FIRELOCK® vaults offer extremely high space efficiency at a considerable cost advantage per cubic foot of storage. The value of assets stored in FIRELOCK® vaults today reaches hundreds of billions of dollars and ranges from priceless animation cells and World Wrestling Entertainment videos to pharmaceutical research records and U.S. Department of Education student loan information.

With a FIRELOCK® vault, you invest in the highest-performing vault on the market today to ensure the protection of your most vital records and irreplaceable items. You gain the ability to store microfilm, computer media, file servers, and paper in one location, as well as the peace of mind that comes from knowing that all the environmental- and fire-protection elements are in place.

FIRELOCK® has been in business since 1982, and we have installed over 2000 vaults around the world. Because of this broad experience, we know how to build a vault that will provide you with maximum protection today and the flexibility to grow with you into the future.