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

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Common Problems

As stated at the start of this chapter, a Data Center's structured cabling is one of its most complex infrastructure systems. As such, it is also the most likely to feature mistakes during initial construction. Here are several installation errors to watch out for in your server environment's cabling:

  • Structured cabling is routed sloppily in the network cabinets— The neatness of cable runs installed in your Data Center can vary depending upon the contractor. Carelessly routed cable bundles can either block internal cabinet space needed to install equipment or stray outside the cabinet frame and expose them to damage from other cabinets being placed adjacently. Even the most well-intended cabling contractor might not understand ...

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