Recently we discussed just how magnificently a structured cabling installation can go. When the pieces all come together properly it can actually be modern art. However, there is also the other side of the coin to consider: How to NOT handle a structured cable installation.
Below you will find some extremely helpful advice on the other side of the coin. These are 3 of the worst of the worst, the biggest disasters in structured cabling we’ve ever seen and perfect examples of how to mess up one of the most important aspects of your data center installation project:
- The structured cabling chaos above is most definitely the worst we’ve ever seen. In addition to being a complete and total mess, it would be the most difficult data center of all time to maintain and support. Where each cable leads, and most importantly how to extract a single problem cable from the mess would be next to impossible.
- In case you can’t read the sign, it says “Do Not Touch Any Of These Wires.” Trust us, we wouldn’t dare. The simple site of this would be enough to make any structured cabling professional cringe, and the thought of trying to maintenance this is the stuff of nightmares.
- You know your structured cabling installation went drastically wrong when you can’t even walk down the corridors between your data center without having to seriously worry for your safety. From cable length to a total lack of color coding, there is too much wrong with this to even begin to say.
Now you have three of the most frightening examples of what NOT to do with your structured cabling installation. If you’re brave, there are even more to marvel at.
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