A single document comprising three separate cabling-related articles is now available from Cabling Installation & Maintenance. The document, titled "Selecting, Managing and Administering Cable Plants for Data Centers and Enterprises" can be downloaded instantly as a PDF by anyone who registers for it.
The information in the document, and the purpose it serves, is described as follows: "Designers, installers and managers of structured cabling systems for enterprise and data-center environments face multiple options as well as challenging tasks to ensure the physical-layer infrastructure put in place supports current and future applications. Taking care to select appropriate cabling media types and constructions, then properly maintaining and administering the installed plant will go a long way toward providing a future-ready infrastructure. This guide includes information about media selection, management and administration to help ensure a cabling plant serves a long usable life."
Specifically, the articles in the guide address the following subjects.
- The benefits of preterminated cabling systems, in enterprises as well as data centers
- Pros, cons, opportunities and threats for all-optic cabling systems in various environments
- Advantages gained by contractors and network owners from properly labeling and administering a cabling plant