“Prior preparation prevents poor performance” When you take the time to consider the future of your data center, take time to create cabling strategies, and then keep everything consistent, not only will you prevent headaches, but you’ll save an astounding amount of money as well. Here are three simple and great tips on how to […]
Understanding cable seems to be an after thought when purchasing a more expensive item like a cabinet or rack, but a lot goes into choosing the right cable for your data center. Let’s dive into a couple of the basic differences between cable and their applications. Cable: Shielded (STP) vs. Unshielded (UTP) Common question – […]
2014 is almost upon us. Now would be a great time to clean your data center and reorganize tasks you’ve been putting off. That way, you, and your data center, can make a fresh start when 2014 rolls around. CLEAN UP THE CABLES When things get very busy, it’s easy to patch cabling together quickly […]
Tip #1 Produce and Maintain a Cable Management Plan
A cable management plan that is well planned, organized and executed can make deployment fast, easy and scalable during periods of installation and maintenance. But it goes beyond up-time, keeping a data center organized is most important when customers and prospects come to visit. An orderly data center is a good reflection on everyone associated with the site.
Unfortunately, managing cables in many data centers is an afterthought. Without a plan and guidelines in place, troubleshooting can be tricky at best.