WHAT IS STRUCTURED CABLING AND WHAT IS IT USED FOR? Structured cabling refers to the realization of the cabling of a Data Center or an IT room according to a thoughtful approach, which makes it possible to meet not only your current needs but also your future developments. The master word? Organization.
No more “spaghetti” cables that connect one point to another, without a global vision or a strategic vision of the elements that already exist or are to come. Structured cabling connects the cabinets to each other using “Patch Panels” which are generally located at their tops. These panels are interconnected by multifibre assemblies (Trunks) to the MDA main distribution centre (Main Distribution Area). This distribution centre is the keystone of structured cabling: this is where all the operations (modifications, additions, moves) will be carried out easily thanks to shorter cords.
More aesthetic and more efficient
A simple glance shows that there are only advantages to setting up a structured network. In addition to the aesthetic and more user-friendly aspect of daily management, structured cabling allows natural flexibility, optimizes the availability of your installations and provides predictable performance. We also note that potential downtimes and human errors are considerably reduced thanks to this organisation, not to mention significant time savings (higher CAPEX versus low OPEX = better TCO).