Structured Cabling vs. Top of Rack Architectures
As data centers become more complex, the design and topology of the network's cabling system become critical. The choices made in this area will affect a data center's manageability, scalability, upgrade efforts, interoperability with other systems, capital and operating costs, port use, power consumption and other critical operational aspects.
This presentation explains in detail how choosing a top-of-rack architecture differs from a structured-cabling architecture, and how each approach affects important network operations. It quantifies the results of each option, and concludes with a pros-and-cons discussion of the options available.
Presenter: Todd Harpel, RCDD
Director of Business Management, Berk-Tek
on behalf of CCCA (Communications Cable & Connectivity Association)