Far too often you hear those sad sad words.
“A cable is a cable.”
And then we end up taking calls from people who said this kind of thing… and have learned one way or another that that’s not the case.
Sure, sometimes a person needs to buy a few fiber jumper cable, so they just grab a quote or buy whatever seems to be the quickest, easiest way to get them. Of course, that’s fine so long as the cable quality is good (we have people who call us all the time for this kind of thing).
No matter what the situation, sacrificing quality should not be an option. Sacrificing quality in your cabling can lead to all kinds of troubles, which in turn lead to less than optimal performance or downtime.
But what about other situations?
What about when a project calls for more than just buying a few patch cables? In those cases…
Cable expertise is the difference maker.
Just think about all of the the people who have complained about spaghetti? Think about the cable nightmares you have heard about. It’s a safe bet that these built up over time with that unfortunate attitude of “a cable is cable”. Over time, cables were added in a point-to-point way with no long term plan, strategy or tactics.
The network infrastructure is vital. Respect for layer one is needed.
If a cable expert were consulted to take a look at the needs and goals of the company, the messes, performance issues and downtime can be avoided.
Nowhere is this more evident than in the data center. With that in mind, nowhere is cable expertise more important.
There are so many factors to take into consideration and plan for wisely.
Having cable experts who know the proper products to use based on your objectives will make your life easier and will be worth it’s weight in gold.
As cable experts, we have seen the good, the bad and the ugly. For the most part, the bad and the ugly come from improper planning (or no planning) and a lack of expertise. We are here to help. We have tons of resources, experience, knowledge, and industry leading products. Yet, we still keep hearing from customers who didn’t take advantage of this.
Don’t be that person.
We love having the cable expertise and love helping people implement high performance cabling solutions or helping you correct current issues. No matter what your situation, give us a call to discuss how our expertise can make your cable life better.