The proliferation of smart devices, connected sensors and the constant and insatiable need for data-driven insights has moved IT from back-office functionality to the forefront executive strategy. Servers form the foundation of the modern IT infrastructure - running a variety of workloads from database to software-defined storage. Therefore, as servers become more critical in a software-defined data centre architecture, server security becomes the foundation of overall enterprise security. However, server security at both the hardware and firmware level is often overlooked or neglected by businesses. This can be corrected by leveraging an immutable Root-of-Trust, which will establish a chain of trust extending throughout the server lifecycle, from deployment through maintenance to decommissioning. Dell EMC's 14th generation of PowerEdge servers aims to deliver this chain of trust and combines it with comprehensive management tools to provide robust layers of security across hardware and firmware. To protect the data in response to security threats faced in the modern IT environments, Dell EMC has established a three-step approach while designing 14th generation PowerEdge servers. The approach revolves around the concept of Protect-Detect-Recover.
Dell EMC India compute and networking group senior director and general manager Manish Gupta says, "In recent times, data centre security as well as server architecture security has become critical. “Cyber attacks have the potential to not only delay the system and business downtime, revenue and customer loss, legal damages but also tarnish a company’s reputation.”