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

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Networking Room

While power for your Data Center originates from an electrical room elsewhere in the building, data cabling similarly connects back to a networking room. It is here that structured cabling from the entire building, and in some cases an entire site, terminates.

Typically the networking room contains one or more rows of cabinets to house network devices and patch fields. These rows are often configured similarly to the Data Center's network row. Connections here, however, are to other rooms—the Data Center, labs with networks, distribution rooms with cabling for office computers—rather than to server rows.

Run structured cabling from your Data Center network row into the networking room. Copper, multimode fiber, and singlemode fiber ...

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