Biometric security? Check.
Multiple levels of access control? Check.
Redundant power and fiber? Check.
Raised floors, fire suppression, tornado proof? Check.
What other security features can we offer in our midwest datacenter location?
Don’t worry, you won’t have to fight your way through a swarm of bees to access your data, but ITS President Joel Althoff is adding honeybees to our adjacent green space. Althoff’s hives will support an estimated 180,000 bees by summer, and will utilize the new crowdsourced Flow Hive along with traditional Langstroth Hives. The bees will arrive in April, some via the US Postal Service and others from a local apiarist.
Why is Althoff adding bees? “Bees are fascinating. They are a superorganism, working together for the good of the community. They also have a lot of challenges. By providing them with a safe habitat, hopefully we can play a small part in helping them out. Plus, honey is delicious.”
ITS is just one example of a growing number of corporations and entities embracing the positive impacts of agricultural pollination; major airports and large downtown rooftops are increasingly adding hives as well. In combination with our green datacenter initiatives, ITS strives to be a good steward of the land and a great provider of Trusted IT Solutions.