Turing's Man Blog

Physical, operational and environmental security

Physical, operational and environmental security subjects are still ongoing and present on my roadmap. Fortunately, I have a strong support among security experts with whom I cooperate on a daily basis. However, to feel more comfortable during discussions, I seek all possible occasions and materials available on-line to organize my knowledge and understand the whole security domain in more details. All in all this is an important part of data center operations – on one side, we know we should rely on professional expertise, which can be provided externally, but on the other hand, for sure we shouldn't skip the subject and we have to gain at least some fundamental skills. Thus, I would like to share a great video on physical, operational and environmental security – prepared by "Eli the Computer Guy" and available via YouTube. Here it is…

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Data Center Trends 2013 Warsaw conference is finished. A short summary

On 24th October 2013, at Millennium Plaza (Golden Floor), in Warsaw/Poland, there was a great data center related event: "Data Center Trends 2013" conference, organized by Pure Conferences. We attended this conference to represent our employer – Nordea – and show some of our latest achievements in the field of data center infrastructure development and maintenance. This time two of my friends were giving presentations, so it was a serious reason for me to feel at least double glad and double lucky! Let’s have a look at some more information regarding this very successful event. 

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Datacenter Converged 2012, 2013 Warsaw presentations available on SlideShare

I decided to publish presentations from Datacenter Dynamics 2012 and 2013 Converged Warsaw conferences. Older one is related to Data Center Physical Infrastructure Manager (DCPIM) system, newer one is dedicated to the infrastructural projects we've finished in Nordea Bank Polska S.A between 2008 and 2013 and was co-authored with my friend, Robert Gronberski (Project Manager). I hope you'll like them, however both are written in Polish (check out some nice pictures inside and you'll get the idea). If you have any questions regarding these materials – don't hesitate to ask! You can view these presentations on-line, in the embedded SlideShare windows below.

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Office premises security

We've covered a data center security subject in some recent articles: here, here, here and here (in fact there are more articles were we at least have touched this matter). However, there is still one thing to be added – an office space security. So, let's have some guidelines what we can do to minimize all the risks. I've found a great material on this topic.

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Datacenter Dynamics 2013 Converged Warsaw – a short report

On 4th of June 2013 we've been invited to Datacenter Dynamics Coverged 2013 conference, which was organized in Hotel Sheraton, Warsaw (Poland). Same like in previous edition in 2012 this event was one day long and full of interesting lectures. There was an exhibition available all the time, where data center related companies were presenting their products and services, too. This time, IBM was an official sponsor of the event and we (my co-worker and I) – Nordea Bank Polska S.A. – were featured speakers. Our presentation was dedicated to data center infrastructure related projects which we managed to complete between 2008 and 2013 in Nordea. Its title was: "Nordea's experience on construction, maintenance and management of data centre facilities".

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