O'Reilly logo

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

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

Summary

Having designed your Data Center to be reliable, flexible, consistent, and easy to use, stock the room with well-chosen consumable items and tools to further those characteristics. Standardize your choice of which items to provide for the same reason that you standardize Data Center infrastructure components—consistency.

At a minimum, stock your server environment with copper and fiber patch cords. Provide patch cords in multiple lengths and bearing connectors that are compatible with the ports in your server environment. Avoid patch cords that come with servers in favor of stocking your own. Color-code patch cords so that Data Center users can immediately tell a cable's characteristics, and extend this system to other cabling that your ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required