You would certainly feel somehow disturbed if you had two or three disorganized computer cables hanging down your desk. Now, if you have a couple, a dozen or even hundreds of servers in your data centerc, you can only imagine how essential it is to get your cable management done right.
Congested and disorganized cabling can quickly lead to a “spaghetti mess”, which is not only ugly, but it can be the cause of some serious problems. Here are five reasons you should avoid cabling congestion, and how effective cable management can minimize risk and benefit your data center.
1. Effective Cabling Helps You Avoid Downtime
One of the top reasons for effective cable management is to reduce the risk of downtime. This is especially true when you’re working on making additions, expanding capacity or repairing existing systems.
Disorganized cables can quickly get in the way and prevent IT staff from determining what is plugged into what before work can begin, causing you costly IT headaches and downtime. Effective cable management, however, allows IT technicians to simply unplug and plug in cables that are necessary to the action they are taking.
2. Effective Cabling Ensures Workplace Safety
One of the top things your servers need to avoid future troubles is Airflow. Effective airflow prevents overheating, fire hazards and even cable breakage that can cause serious issues – or at worst, an outage.
Cables that are too long and disorganized can also quite simply be a tripping hazard, increasing the risk of workplace injuries. In addition, there is a risk of electric shock. If you truly want to keep your employees, workplace and servers safe? Avoid cable congestion and improve your cable management.
3. Effective Cabling Allows For Smoother Future Expansion
You are planning to expand and modernize your data center over time, right? With the internet of things, the rise of VR and AR applications, and even the adoption of 5G networks, speed has become ever more critical, and will continue to be so over time. That means you need to have the ability to add to your server stacks quickly and easily.
But congested cabling can make this problematic. You’ll have to untangle and organize what you have before you can safely add more. A simplified, organized and effective cable management system is an important element of IT infrastructure scalability, and will make future expansion that much easier.
4. Effective Cabling Gives You A professional Datacenter Look and Feel
You know what else congested cabling does? It looks bad! Imagine a client visits your office and sees a cabling mess. What will they think of the rest of your company if your cabling is that disorganized?
You never know what will impress or not impress a potential client, and to be professional in every aspect of the appearance of your business is essential. If it doesn’t look good to you, it definitely won’t look good to your clients.
5. Effective Cabling Management Saves You Money
In the long run, great cable management WILL save you money. Your business will run more smoothly, you’ll have fewer outages, less maintenance and repairs and expansions will be quicker and easier.
For many Saudi businesses, especially in a time when more and more is being done online, a reliable data center is at the heart and soul of staying in business – and a vital key to profitability. Better cable management is also a cost-effective way to improve the bottom line, with benefits continuing to roll in over time.
We Can Help You Turn Spaghetti Cables Into Effectively Managed Ones
Fortunately, it’s easy to see the advantages of a simpler, cleaner cabling system. Instead of the nightmare of having multiple wiring systems in place, especially when many devices are being used at the same time, a more structured cable management system will make it easier to access and work on each component.
Our world-class structured cabling solutions
minimize the space you need for each server, and help keep cables neat and organized for your next move, add or change. You’ll not only avoid congested cabling, but you’ll avoid outages, have a safer system and workplace, be ready for the future, and your data center will be looking good. Besides that, you’ll save money and enjoy all the advantages of a sleek and streamlined cable management system.
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