Penn Debuts New High-Security Data Center
The University of Pennsylvania’s Information Systems and Computing has debuted a new data center with additional high-tech security systems.
According to The Daily Pennsylvanian, “There are three different keycard-swipe doors before the dozens of servers and terabytes of computer storage, cameras inside and out and a ‘shrieking’ alarm, should anyone manage to get in. Sensitive floor sensors trip an alarm if any leak or water should get into the room, and a sticky doormat removes dust from the shoes of people who enter.”
ISC has only used the 2,500-square-foot space, part of the 23-acre South Bank property, since June of this year. Penn plans to transform the area into an entrepreneurial hub.
Currently, the School of Engineering and Applied Science and the Veterinary School are the only clients in the space, although they are interested in attracting more both in and out of the University system.