The Illustrated Data Center: Cabling

Network cabling may not be particularly high tech in itself, but these cables make the Internet possible, writes Rich Miller of Data Center Knowledge.

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A look at the blue-lit servers inside the cold aisle of the Facebook data center in Prineville, Oregon. Facebook reportedly chose blue lights over slightly less expensive green ones because they "looked cooler." (Photo: Facebook via Data Center Knowledge)

"The humble network cable may not be particularly high tech," asserts Rich Miller of Data Center Knowledge. [Ed. note -- Cablinginstall.com readers may beg to disagree.] "But these cables make the Internet possible, connecting servers, storage and networking gear to speedily deliver data from the data center to your browser."

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Miller continues, "Keeping all this cabling organized is no small feat, and we’ve featured some of the masters of this art [in] The Illustrated Data Center, a regular series that showcases some of the most unique and visually striking data centers we have seen."

See The Illustrated Data Center: Cabling @ www.datacenterknowledge.com for complete imagery.

For Image Below: A close up of a row of lights illuminating equipment inside a Savvis data center in Slough, outside of London. (Photo of Savvis Slough Campus by Luben Solevvia Data Center Knowledge).


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