Shared cabinet "security"

chris tknchris at gmail.com
Sun Feb 14 13:44:41 UTC 2016


ive seen a bunch of places that use these for shared colo and they seem to
work pretty well

https://www.racksolutions.com/colocation-cabinet.html

chris

On Sat, Feb 13, 2016 at 7:33 PM, Chris Woodfield <rekoil at semihuman.com>
wrote:

> I've seen colos sell half-racks where both the top and bottoms of the
> racks have their own cabinet doors. It's not a common thing though.
>
> -C
>
> > On Feb 12, 2016, at 18:58, Mike Hammett <nanog at ics-il.net> wrote:
> >
> > There are more options when you're not just using someone else's
> datacenter.
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > -----
> > Mike Hammett
> > Intelligent Computing Solutions
> > http://www.ics-il.com
> >
> > Midwest-IX
> > http://www.midwest-ix.com
> >
> > ----- Original Message -----
> >
> > From: "Bevan Slattery" <bevan at slattery.net.au>
> > To: "Mike Hammett" <nanog at ics-il.net>
> > Cc: "North American Network Operators' Group" <nanog at nanog.org>
> > Sent: Friday, February 12, 2016 4:44:34 PM
> > Subject: Re: Shared cabinet "security"
> >
> > In a past life we worked with our supplier to create physically separate
> sub-enclosures.1/2 and 1/3. Able to build in a separate and secure cable
> path for interconnects to the meet-me-room and connection to power supplies.
> >
> > Can be done and I think there are now rack suppliers that do this as
> standard. Been out of DC space for a few years now.
> >
> > [b]
> >
> >> On 13 Feb 2016, at 6:58 AM, Mike Hammett <nanog at ics-il.net> wrote:
> >>
> >>
> >> That moment when you hit send and remember a couple things…
> >>
> >> Of course labeling of the cables.
> >>
> >> Maybe colored wire loom for fiber and DACs in the vertical spaces to go
> along with the previously mentioned color scheme?
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> -----
> >> Mike Hammett
> >> Intelligent Computing Solutions
> >> http://www.ics-il.com
> >>
> >> Midwest-IX
> >> http://www.midwest-ix.com
> >>
> >> ----- Original Message -----
> >>
> >> From: "Mike Hammett" <nanog at ics-il.net>
> >> To: "North American Network Operators' Group" <nanog at nanog.org>
> >> Sent: Friday, February 12, 2016 2:53:17 PM
> >> Subject: Re: Shared cabinet "security"
> >>
> >>
> >> I am finding a bunch of covers for the front. I do wish they stuck out
> more than an inch (like two).
> >>
> http://www.middleatlantic.com/~/media/middleatlantic/documents/techdocs/s_sf%20series%20security%20covers_96-035/96_035s_sf.ashx
> >>
> >> It looks like these guys stick out 1.5”. That may be workable…
> http://www.lowellmfg.com/tinymce/jscripts/tiny_mce/plugins/filemanager/files/1717-SSCV.pdf
> >>
> >> I guess those covers are really only useful for servers. That really
> wouldn’t work with a switch\router. Switches and routers are going to be
> the bulk of what we’re dealing with.
> >>
> >> I am finding locking power cables, but that seems to be specific to the
> PDU you’re using as it requires the other half of the lock on the PDU.
> >>
> >> I did come across colored power cords. I wonder with some enforced
> cable management, colored power cables, etc. we would have “good enough”?
> You get some 1U or 2U cable organizers, require cables to be secured to the
> management, vertical cables in shared spaces are bound together by
> customer, color of Velcro matches color of the power cord? Blue customer,
> green customer, red customer, etc. Could do the cat6 patch cables that way
> too, but that gets lost when moving to glass or DACs.
> >>
> >> I thought about a web cam that would record anyone coming into the
> cabinet, but Equinix doesn’t really allow pictures in their facilities, so
> that’s not going to fly. Door contacts should be helpful for an audit log
> of at least when the doors were opened or closed.
> >>
> >> Financial penalty from the violator to the victim if there’s an uh oh?
> >>
> >> I’m not trying to save someone from themselves. I’m not trying to lock
> the whole thing down. Just trying to prevent mistakes in a shared space.
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> -----
> >> Mike Hammett
> >> Intelligent Computing Solutions
> >> http://www.ics-il.com
> >>
> >> Midwest-IX
> >> http://www.midwest-ix.com
> >>
> >> ----- Original Message -----
> >>
> >> From: "Mike Hammett" <nanog at ics-il.net>
> >> To: "North American Network Operators' Group" <nanog at nanog.org>
> >> Sent: Wednesday, February 10, 2016 8:59:08 AM
> >> Subject: Shared cabinet "security"
> >>
> >> I say "security" because I know that in a shared space, nothing is
> completely secure. I also know that with enough intent, someone will
> accomplish whatever they set out to do regarding breaking something of
> someone else's. My concern is mainly towards mitigation of accidents. This
> could even apply to a certain degree to things within your own space and
> your own careless techs
> >>
> >> If you have multiple entities in a shared space, how can you mitigate
> the chances of someone doing something (assuming accidentally) to disrupt
> your operations? I'm thinking accidentally unplug the wrong power cord,
> patch cord, etc. Accidentally power off or reboot the wrong device.
> >>
> >> Obviously labels are an easy way to point out to someone that's looking
> at the right place at the right time. Some devices have a cage around the
> power cord, but some do not.
> >>
> >> Any sort of mesh panels you could put on the front\rear of your gear
> that you would mount with the same rack screw that holds your gear in?
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> -----
> >> Mike Hammett
> >> Intelligent Computing Solutions
> >> http://www.ics-il.com
> >>
> >> Midwest-IX
> >> http://www.midwest-ix.com
> >
>


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