As discussed in Part 1, data center reliability and redundancy promote extended periods of continuous operation and help ensure business continuity. Part 2 will discuss three system areas to address for the improvement of reliability.
Data center reliability and redundancy promote extended periods of continuous operation and help ensure business continuity. High quality equipment, proper installation, regular maintenance, scheduled testing, and uninterrupted power supplies are the essential elements.
As discussed in Part 1, companies that have outdated cabling infrastructure will suffer from equipment unreliability and more network downtime. Your team should install a modern structured cabling system as soon as possible as it will provide several key benefits. Part 2 will discuss Promotes Safety, Future Proofing, Wireless Backup, and IoT Capable.
Companies that have outdated cabling infrastructure will suffer from equipment unreliability and more network downtime. As a result, the efficiency and productivity of employees is reduced, decreasing a company’s ability to generate revenue. It may have been years since your organization installed its existing network cabling, and the cables are now unable to handle modern data demands.
When people think of protection against cyberattacks, the majority consider antivirus software, firewalls, encryption, etc. as the primary solutions. However, more can be done in terms of hardware to strengthen defenses against malicious attacks.
Superior to point-to-point connections, structured cabling makes it easier to find, move, and manage individual connections. As a result, modern data centers consider structured cabling infrastructure as the way to go.
Cabling infrastructure should be an important consideration during the process of upgrading your data center. Neglecting to do so may lead to numerous hours of fixing channels and links. The following lists three potential data center cabling problems.
The following are three IT Network questions that business owners should be able to answer.
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 They range from the outdated Cat3 standard, to Cat5e, then all the way to today’s top-performance Cat8 standard for modern data centers.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.