Over the span of their careers, cabling and network professionals will encounter various Ethernet cabling standards. They range from the outdated Cat3 standard, to Cat5e, then all the way to today’s top-performance Cat8 standard for modern data centers. For today’s installations, Cat6 or Cat6a cables are the most commonplace. These cables are utilized for the connections of desktops, laptops, WiFi access points, and IoT (Internet of Things) devices.
As discussed previously, DCIM (Data Center Infrastructure Management) software can significantly simplify data center cable management. Part 4 will cover Validation of Connections and Data Center Connectivity Capacity.
As discussed previously, DCIM (Data Center Infrastructure Management) software can significantly simplify data center cable management. Part 3 will cover Accurate Cabling Measurement and Precise Installation Instructions.
As discussed in Part 1, DCIM (Data Center Infrastructure Management) software can significantly simplify data center cable management, which is becoming increasingly complex. Part 2 will cover Cabling Installation Documentation.
A growing number of companies are realizing how important proper cable management is for their data centers. Thus, they are focusing more resources on their network infrastructure. Although they may properly design and execute the cable installation, they may have trouble implementing smart and effective cable management in their data centers because the task is becoming increasingly complex.
A system comprised of cables, hardware, and wires, structured cabling connects the infrastructure of an organization's data and communication systems. The components can include computers, data centers, telephony, and video cameras.
The modern data center is growing in importance for businesses. Well-planned and properly installed cabling allows a data center to function at high performance levels and operational efficiency. The following will discuss the best practices for installation that make this possible.
As discussed in Part 1, choosing the proper Ethernet cable will ensure your network will be capable of providing high-speed Internet, which is essential for every modern business. Part 2 will discuss Distance, HDBaseT, IP Convergence, Shielding, and Wave 2 Wi-Fi.