Chaos

Sometimes the driving force behind the retrofit of a Data Center is that the room has become so disorganized and cluttered that it is problematic to install new equipment. Tangled patch cords, unlabeled structured cabling and electrical whips, and poor cooling distribution can all make a server environment vulnerable to downtime every time a new device is installed. Before embarking upon a major construction project to add infrastructure or expand an overworked server environment, see if any of the following can remediate the problems and make the space more usable:

  • Use the right length patch cords for the job— System administrators sometime plug in servers and networking devices using whatever patch cords happen to be at hand rather than ...

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