Are your cables causing a disconnect in your data center?

Even though much of today’s business depends on the health of the network and the supporting data center, companies often ignore a crucial component: the cables. You might be laughing, but there’s a reason for the old saying, “A chain is only as strong as its weakest link.” You can have the most up-to-date, biggest, fastest servers around, but if you don’t have the right cable to connect them, they mean nothing.

I’ve spent eight years helping clients put the right cabling in place for their data centers, and I can tell you that cables and cable management are often taken for granted. So today, I want to shed light on the importance of correctly setting up and maintaining your data center’s cables. I’ll start by explaining the two sides to cables: the human and the technical. Let me talk first about the human aspect. Continue Reading…

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