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Data Centre Security

Data storage requires good stability and uptime on the basic infrastructure, as well as physical and operational data centre security. This is a service Green Mountain delivers and conserves so companies can focus on their core business.

Physical and operational data centre security

At Green Mountain, we understand that data centre security demands more than antivirus programs and firewalls to guard against cyber-crime, theft, vandalism, natural disasters, human-generated errors, accidental damage and other incidents. Our security system and our standard operational practices are in accordance with ISO 9001/14001/27001, and each of our data centres makes use of a full array of security tools to monitor and record access within our facilities.

Our data centre is among the safest in the world, not only because it is in the Norwegian mountains, but numerous barriers have been set up to prevent unauthorized access. The entire area is continuously monitored by an intelligent video analysis system; we carry out identity checks by all visitors, the centre is secured with biometric identification systems, and everyone has to go through mantraps before they can access the centre.

Green Mountain Security Standards

Security Sectioned Centre – The data centres are sectioned into different security zones for the different parts of the complex. The level for each zone may be adapted to customer requirements.

Biometric Access – All access to the centre is controlled by biometric identification system.

Man Trap Entrance – Each person entering the centre will gain access only through a man trap.

Intelligent Video Analysis – The outside and surroundings of the site are continuously monitored by an Intelligent video analysis system.

Security System – Our security system and our routines are in compliance with ISO/EN 27002.

Facility Security – All Green Mountain data centres have 24/7/365 security personnel present.

Facts

  • ISO 9001/14001/27001
  • Intelligent Video Analysis System
  • Biometric Identification
  • 24/7/365 Security Personnel
  • Underground Data Centre in Norwegian Mountain
  • Uptime Institute Tier III Certified

Due Diligence

Below are some important aspects that Green Mountain AS checked in our extensive due diligence of the sites:

DC1-Stavanger

  • High stability of mountain rock
  • Location is well protected against extreme weather conditions (does not pose a risk)
  • The region has very little tidal movement (ca. 40 cm). Storm surge tides are registered since 1904. The site has very good clearance to any potential risk (does not pose a risk)
  • Tsunami has never been registered in the region. The topography is such that there is no risk of a flood wave building up approaching the site (depth of 70 m on quayside)
  • There is no heavy industry nor storage of flammable/explosive goods in the vicinity
  • There is no hazardous chemical or oil refining in the vicinity
  • Unprecedented geographical event in fjord system – does not pose risk
  • Checked out risks related to global warming effects

DC2-Telemark

  • High stability of mountain rock foundation
  • Location is well protected against extreme weather conditions (does not pose a risk)
  • There is no heavy industry nor storage of flammable/explosive goods in the vicinity
  • There is no hazardous chemical or oil refining in the vicinity
  • River levels in the area confirmed as not being a threat to the site

Monitoring and Reporting

Our state-of-the-art award-winning DCIM (Data Centre Infrastructure Management) System provides a global holistic, common, real-time monitoring and management platform for all interdependent systems across IT and facility infrastructures. Giving our customers control by way of monitoring and configuring their Data Centre requirements without geographical constraints. Our monitoring solution also provides very detailed monthly reports on all aspects of the data centre environment.