Data Center Safety

The Data Center is a restricted-access zone. Access is only granted for specific reasons.

While inside any IT Data Centers area, make sure you read, understand and comply with the IT DC Safety Rules.

Access can be catagorised in the following ways:

  • Urgent access.
  • Maintenance.
  • Permanent access.
  • Visits.

The general policy is to limit the access to the various computer rooms to an absolute minimum, and to only those who have a valid need to enter the rooms. Since the IT Strategy is to adopt a layered approach to providing its services, access to the servers, and hence the Computing Facilities, should largely only be required by members of FA, CS and SD.

Please consult the KB detailing the CERN Data Centre access requests and other IT controlled areas.