Big data is driving data center growth, but businesses need to ensure they maintain security compliance at the same time. As they expand their facilities, investing in high-quality security solutions like fingerprint scanners and biometrics technology which will handle future growth flexibly.

Demand for high-quality data center services is growing so quickly that many firms are struggling to keep up. As such, colocation and virtualization are also on the rise, which has a significant impact on security. For centers that are expanding in these ways or updating to accommodate demand, the inclusion of biometrics streamlines security while allowing for customization essential for overall building access control or specific security needs at the server rack.

Data center construction is also expected to grow at an exponential rate, with a CAGR of 21 percent expected through 2018, TechNavio recently reported. These efforts align to focus on meeting the needs of businesses, but without the proper security in place these efforts will fall short. Biometrics will further expansion efforts, both in technology and physical facility space while promoting scalable security that keeps costs low.

In Europe in particular the colocation market is set to increase at a CAGR of 16.35 percent from 2012 to 2016, TechNavio noted in an additional study. Of course, rampant demand is increasing the cost of such expansions, which has more firms embracing virtualization as well, which further compounds security needs.

It’s this steady growth of the market that makes security such an essential focus for data center operators and service providers. By deploying biometric technology to meet these demands and ensure their scalability, firms will be able to optimize access control over time without worrying about future demands changing or costs.