The company announced that Infomart Dallas will receive updated access controls, additional surveillance capabilities, an expanded security staff and a new security operations center.
The first security enhancements will be deployed in early September. This phase will focus on entrance access and visitor management systems. Badge access control devices will be installed in all building entrances. The new security operations center will also be set up in the front lobby. Additionally, the building will receive a 54 percent increase in security staffing and additional campus cameras.
The second round of security enhancements should be completed by the end of 2016. More call boxes will be added, along with new site fencing, additional surveillance devices and queuing lanes for vetting deliveries. A new building security system will also be installed.
Infomart Dallas is the primary connectivity point for the Southern U.S. and the largest data center in Texas. When complete, its security features will be consistent with those at the world’s leading mega data centers
“Infomart Dallas, the primary carrier hotel in the country’s third-largest data center market, has evolved significantly since we acquired the building a decade ago,” stated Infomart Data Centers President John Sheputis. “Even with the phenomenal growth of network and IT investment in the building, Infomart Dallas remains much more than a data center. Nearly 2,500 people enter and leave this building every weekday, and there are hundreds of deliveries daily.”
Sheputis also spoke about another addition: A Security Council, comprised of building tenants, who will collaborate on new access and visitor management policies and procedures.
“To balance the security needs for both commercial office and data center use, we formed a Security Council with our leading tenants with the shared objective of securing access to the building, while efficiently allowing invited guests to enter the facility,” Sheputis commented. “The Security Council supports the security improvements and is helping execute on the transition.”
The security enhancements will be unveiled during an exclusive Infomart 2.0 launch event on Tuesday, September 13, 2016, from 1 to 3 p.m. at Infomart Dallas – 1950 North Stemmons Freeway, Dallas.
Media, analysts and guests are welcome to attend. To RSVP for the event, click here.