Tasty Cat 6 rack dressing; Oracle chief says corporate DCs are toast: The week's top stories

Feb. 3, 2017
Also: Fluke Networks unveils Category 8 tester; 2017 BICSI Winter show closing notes.

Here are the cabling, wireless, and data center infrastructure industry's top trending news stories from the past week, as compiled by Cabling Installation & Maintenance and CablingInstall.com.

1.) Drool over this Cat 6 dressing and termination job
A cabling installer named Eddy Rodriguez posted this 2-minute video appreciating the "amazing dressing and termination" technique for this large-scale deployment of Cat 6 media. 981,860+ views on Youtube don't lie.

2.) Oracle co-CEO predicts 80% of corporate data centers will be gone by 2025
Oracle Corp. co-CEO Mark Hurd suggests that as more and more applications move to the cloud, a tipping point will be crossed and the economic rationale for standalone corporate facilities will in turn diminish.

3.) Fluke Networks introduces DSX-8000 Category 8 tester
Fluke Networks introduced its DSX-8000 CableAnalyzer concurrent to the recent BICSI Winter Conference (Jan. 22-26).

4.) 2017 BICSI Winter show closes with awards, charity, inspiration
In Tampa, FL, thousands of attendees from all over the world gathered for the five-day conference to gain industry knowledge, take in the latest ICT products and services, and network with colleagues.

5.) 7 best practices for data center thermal and airflow management
Chatsworth Products, Inc. (CPI) has outlined the following seven best practices for addressing cloud computing and infrastructure convergence demands, and achieving data center optimization.

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