The recent Snowden leeks about the National Security Agency (NSA) where we had learned of widespread spying and the weakening of encryption implementations has shown that data or information stored online or still in transit are more vulnerable to attacks.
This vital revelation has forced some firms involved in the business of data storage, privacy and secrecy online to rethink their systems and methods for protecting data from state-sponsored groups and hackers.
You can reduce these types of data security issues or even avoid them completely by staying away from online data storage service providers and bring your IT solutions in-house. However, you can only do this successfully by investing on dedicated in-house IT equipments. The budget required to set up this kind of in-house IT infrastructures are usually beyond the financial capacity of most small business owners. Moreover, the resources required to design these types of solutions are often enterprise or medium-sized installations which might not augur well if you intend to set up a small server room or closet for a branch office.
However, setting up your server room is not rocket science because when you understand the basics, you’ll definitely find it much easier to set up one. Here are six simple steps to help you get started. Read more