The rise of edge computing is shifting data centers once again. Centralized data centers continue to ramp up, with many service provider construction projects focused on facilities. Edge computing is evolving to a more distributed placement of computations that are closer to the enduser. Users are consuming data in new ways, and developers are engaged and listening.
For those of us working within a data center, maintaining a secure environment has — and always will be — a top priority. We must maintain good “cyber hygiene” to ensure that our infrastructures remain secure. Continually adhering to the best practices that enable us to maintain secure environments, particularly as we implement new technologies and shift our focus to the needs of the business, is paramount to our success. Let’s walk through a few of these foundational frameworks as they are easy to put on the backburner.