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Build the Best Data Center Facility for Your Business by Douglas Alger

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Importance of the Physical Network

Arguably, the most intricate part of the server environment's design, from an infrastructure standpoint, is its structured cabling system. While a Data Center's electrical infrastructure is crucial for keeping servers and networking devices running, it is the physical network—cable runs and their terminations—that dictates how (and if) these items communicate with one another and the outside world. Your network's structured cabling must be abundant in order to provide ample connectivity, employ various media to accommodate different machines, and be well organized so that the entire system is easy to learn, and simple to manage. All of this also needs to be done in tight spaces, terminating in multimedia boxes, ...

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