TO COME . to the security controls that we apply to our customer environments and , in turn , the personnel that operate within these environments . Macquarie Data Centres has invested in the development of securitycleared professionals to manage the data in our facilities and we now have more than 200 government-cleared engineers .
In 2011 , when Christchurch was devastatingly hit by two earthquakes , damage to hardware and software resulted in total and temporary data loss for many businesses . This demonstrated the importance of geo diversity when selecting data centre locations , ensuring adequate space between the physical locations of data stores to mitigate risk . Depending on risk appetite , types of services offered and the resilience afforded by the customer ’ s digital infrastructure , this could range from a few kilometres to a few hundred kilometres .
Macquarie Data Centres has carefully selected locations that offer our customers the ability to achieve a combination of redundancy and lowlatency connectivity for cloud workloads while also offering geo diversity for organisations seeking higher levels of redundancy . The design and construction of data centres is no simple feat , with ample time and resources required from the blueprint to the ribbon-cutting stage .
Together we need to stay on top of customer expectations now and into the future to ensure the viability of our industry in the decades to come . ◊