RagingWire Data Center Physical Security
RagingWire is one of the largest and most solid data centers in the world. They were one of the first companies that helped to build the multi-billion dollar global data center co-location industry. Now, RagingWire is the data center platform of NTT Communications in North America, which operates 140 data centers in 20 countries worldwide.
Revolving doors as part of Data Center Physical Security Strategy
RagingWire uses Tourlock security revolving doors at its Ashburn VA3 Data Center, which features 245,000 square feet of space and 16 megawatts of critical power, and its Sacramento CA3 Data Center, which is a 180,000 square foot facility with 14 megawatts of critical power. They are part of RagingWire’s larger portfolio of data centers in Ashburn, Northern California and Dallas, Texas.
“As the go-to data center for some of the most demanding hyperscale cloud and enterprise companies, RagingWire is recognised as an industry leader in data center security and overall customer experience,” said Mark Borto, CEO of Boon Edam Inc. “We are proud to provide an important part of RagingWire’s sophisticated, multi-layer, integrated security system.”
Prevent tailgating and piggybacking
Hundreds of people pass daily through Boon Edam’s security revolving doors in RagingWire’s data centers. These revolving doors prevent both piggybacking as tailgating during entrance and exit. They use a combination of sensors to recognize shapes, size and volume in three dimensions, and then stop the door when a violation occurs. The premium system also generates an accurate picture of exactly who is in the building at all times.
A layered security approach
According to Eddie Ankers, Director of Corporate Security at RagingWire, the security entrances are extremely important to their customers. “Our customers expect our security entrances and anti-tailgating technologies to be extremely fast and accurate. By adding these doors to our defense-in-depth security strategy, we are providing the best possible protection system for our customers’ mission critical equipment.”
- highly trained, 24x7 security staff
- biometric scanners
- badge readers
- intelligent high-definition video cameras that analyse suspicious behaviour
- anti-tailgate security portals
- a building-within-a-building design
- anti-climb perimeter fencing
- concrete bollards in front of building entryways
- and an anti-ram security gate
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