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

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Summary

A Data Center's physical network is crucial for a company's servers to communicate with one another and the outside world. This network must feature high-performing cabling media and abundant connections and be well organized for ease of use and future expandability.

Provide a full complement of structured cabling to all server cabinet locations when the Data Center is constructed. Incorporate short cable runs into the design for better performance and lower costs. Also, be sure to pick the correct cabling media for your server environment's connectivity, based upon the performance needed and distances involved.

There are two approaches to laying out a Data Center's structured cabling. One is cables directly connected from a network row ...

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