DCN September 2017 - Page 33

Colocation & Outsourcing ‘Experts have predicted that edge computing potentially represents a soft underbelly for cyber security.’ or as the last piece of the puzzle, as we become more reliant on technology this approach needs to change. Over the years we’ve seen data centre deployment projects that have often been fragmented, with focus on available land and power. Once the location has been chosen, power and connectivity providers would be contracted to deliver the required services, which could involve disruption as these are put in place. Moving forward, the location and deployment of edge data centres needs to be part of an integrated planning process which informs the placement of the critical facilities in relation to infrastructure and adjoining usages. One of the major factors that needs to be considered is around data centre security. Cyber-attacks are increasing in both scal