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Enterprise Data Center Design and Methodology by Rob Snevely

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Cabling

Color coded network cables have been used in the data center for a long time now. The colors make it easier to identify and locate configurations, as well as assist in quickly resolving simple problems. For example, a blue cable may indicate a connection to a maintenance network while a red cable may indicate a connection to the network service provider and be one of the main connections to the internet. But what happens when you run out of the particular color cable that you need at 2 AM? What do you do about fiber cables that aren't as simple to get in a variety of colors?

An alternative to the use of color coded cables is the use of color cable ties. The cable ties can be used either to adhere the labels to the cable, or it can simply ...

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