The Centre for Advanced Computing is located in a physically secure facility with multiple layers of security to prevent unauthorized access. Access-controlled entrances require the use of a badge for the locking mechanism and a pin to disable the intrusion alarms. An access control policy is posted in the secured zone and includes sign-in sheets for visitors, who are escorted at all times.
All entrances and exits from the controlled areas are monitored by closed circuit television (CCTV), with a system to record images of persons passing through the area. The environmental controls are appropriately secured to prevent unauthorized access and/or tampering with the equipment. Temperature control alarms and alerts are activated upon detection of threatening temperature conditions.
The data center is equipped with:
- Filtered, conditioned, power connected to an appropriately sized UPS
- Backup power supplied through a generator
- Fire suppression, heating, ventilation, and air conditioning appropriate for a commercial data processing facility
- Emergency lighting