What Is Datacenter Structured Cabling, And Why Should You Consider Installing It?

What Is Datacenter Structured Cabling, And Why Should You Consider Installing It?

Structured cabling systems are ideal for all business owners to organize their cabling and connected hardware by joining several elements to create a comprehensive telecommunications infrastructure. Once done, you can utilize this infrastructure for your mobile services, transmitting data via your computer network, or for any other purpose.

It is the best way to organize your business’ telecommunications and network setup. When your business has structured cabling, you can enjoy faster maintenance and repairs from your in-house IT personnel. It will also help you better optimize network and equipment performance so that you don’t waste any money or services trying to improve your bandwidth.

What Makes Structured Cabling Better Than Conventional Cabling?

The alternative for structured cabling is point-to-point cabling, also called ‘conventional cabling.’ The primary difference between structured and conventional cabling is how their Main Distribution Area is used.

In the case of structural cabling, the MDA (Main Distribution Area) is where all the cables in your network come together. It makes it easy for professionals to make additions, changes, or adjustments with just short patch cords. However, each hardware is separately connected to a hardware port in conventional cabling. It generally requires long cords, which may get tangled up or confuse the technicians trying to make changes or repairs. Moreover, point-to-point cabling can also raise other potential issues like reduced airflow and excessive stress on cables which may negatively affect your data throughput. Remember, reduced airflow tends to decrease the life of your hardware by making the machine work harder, increasing the overall power consumption in your data center. 

Today, copper and fiber optic connectivity remains the most used network cabling in data centers. These are professional, high-end solutions for unobstructed interconnectedness.

When And Where Do You Need Structured Cabling?

What kind of businesses require structured cabling? You must consider installing structured cabling if you have a telecommunications system or a computer network. Even if you are a small business owner with only one phone line and a few computers, if you wish to expand your business, we suggest you invest in structured cabling. Starting at an early stage in your business would be even better as it would be easy to set up and add new hardware and cables to the system as you grow.

If your business is in the growth phase and is making changes to the network hardware, copper and fiber optic connectivity via structured cabling will help make your life significantly easier. After all, the essential benefit of structured cabling system is that it helps reduce the chances of human errors and downtime.

Contact BCS Consultants for More Information on Structured Cabling and Its Benefits

Several businesses across the country rely on their computer and telecommunication networks, which is why many generally utilize structured cabling services.

If you are struggling to decide between copper and fiber optic connectivity, the BCS Consultants team can help provide your business with a custom design for your cable infrastructure that’s scalable for any future growth. 

Our engineers will design, plan, engineer, and execute the wiring foundation you need to meet all your current and future business needs. Feel free to call us at 949-333-1000 and find out more about all the services we have to offer.