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3 Helpful Videos About Data Center Cabling Design

3 Helpful Videos About Data Center Cabling Design

  • Nov 5, 2014
  • data center, data center cabling, data center design, structured cabling

Data center cabling design has changed dramatically in the last decade.

In the past few years, many new data centers have been built and even more retro-fitted. This offers an opportunity to “make things right” from a cabling perspective.

What are the ways things are wrong?

Until 2005, there was no standard to offer guidance for data center cabling design. The result was that most runs were made using a “point to point” cabling infrastructure. The result of that was/is typically a mess.

The Standards Changed

In 2005, the TIA published the TIA-942 standard that offered a roadmap for structured cabling design. Additionally, BICSI published the ANSI/BICSI 002-2011 that is also a very helpful resource for data center cabling design.

Here are three helpful videos on the subject of data center cabling design:

BICSI Data Center Design and Implementation Best Practices

This video covers the ANSI/BICSI 002-2011 standard.

Measuring for Pre-Terminated Structured Cabling in the Data Center

This video goes over measuring for pre-terminated cabling in the data center.

The Benefits of Port Replication

This video covers port replication.  What it is and why it is critical to a manageable structured cabling solution.


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