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

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Common Termination Options

Structured cabling typically terminates into female connectors, known as jacks or ports, within a container such as a fiber housing, patch panel, multimedia box, or data faceplate. (The terms jack and port can be used universally to describe fiber, copper, or even voice connectors.) While plugs and connectors are rated in the same way that copper and fiber is, the housings themselves are not. From a performance standpoint, it makes little difference what container you terminate a cable into.

Space constraints are usually the biggest challenge when it comes to providing a high amount of connectivity into a Data Center, or when it comes time to expand that system. Look for the housings that:

  • Hold the most connections ...

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