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

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Building-to-Building Connectivity

While this book focuses predominantly upon infrastructure within a Data Center, some mention needs to be made of the external cabling system that must be in place for your servers and networking devices to communicate with the outside world. This is known as site-to-site or building-to-building connectivity.

Typically, a company owns the external structured cabling on its site and then, once that cabling extends beyond its property lines, leases the conduits with which it connects. (That is assuming that the business owns the property and buildings, of course. If the site itself is leased, then the landlord is the true owner of the onsite cabling.) Conduits off of the property are owned by local service providers, ...

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