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

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Determining Connectivity Requirements

Servers and networking devices have a wide range of connectivity needs. A single server cabinet filled with equipment can therefore require dozens of connections or just a few. How, then, do you decide how much structured cabling to provide in your Data Center?

If you organize equipment in your Data Center by type of server, then research what connectivity each server requires and equip accordingly the corresponding rows where you plan to install them. This approach is simple when a server environment first comes online, but can cause headaches in the future. It creates different levels of infrastructure in the Data Center and locks in where equipment must be placed in the room. If you fail to accurately ...

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