Enterprise Networking: 10 Things You Should Know About Cabling for Modern Data Centers

By Chris Preimesberger  |  Posted 2010-03-22 Print this article Print
10 Things You Should Know About Cabling for Modern Data Centers

10 Things You Should Know About Cabling for Modern Data Centers

By Chris Preimesberger
When IT managers talk shop, the conversation usually focuses on servers, storage, virtualization, I/O speeds and other such topics. But all of that would be for naught without the physical cables that tie everything together in a data center. Cabling is often taken for granted by everyone except the network administrator and IT manager. However, this eWEEK slide show highlights the importance of this unsung yet fundamental component of any modern data center. The information in this slide show is provided by CABLExpress, which has offered data center and cabling infrastructure products for more than three decades. CABLExpress products include cabling from 1G to 10G bits and beyond.
Chris Preimesberger Chris Preimesberger was named Editor-in-Chief of Features & Analysis at eWEEK in November 2011. Previously he served eWEEK as Senior Writer, covering a range of IT sectors that include data center systems, cloud computing, storage, virtualization, green IT, e-discovery and IT governance. His blog, Storage Station, is considered a go-to information source. Chris won a national Folio Award for magazine writing in November 2011 for a cover story on Salesforce.com and CEO-founder Marc Benioff, and he has served as a judge for the SIIA Codie Awards since 2005. In previous IT journalism, Chris was a founding editor of both IT Manager's Journal and DevX.com and was managing editor of Software Development magazine. His diverse resume also includes: sportswriter for the Los Angeles Daily News, covering NCAA and NBA basketball, television critic for the Palo Alto Times Tribune, and Sports Information Director at Stanford University. He has served as a correspondent for The Associated Press, covering Stanford and NCAA tournament basketball, since 1983. He has covered a number of major events, including the 1984 Democratic National Convention, a Presidential press conference at the White House in 1993, the Emmy Awards (three times), two Rose Bowls, the Fiesta Bowl, several NCAA men's and women's basketball tournaments, a Formula One Grand Prix auto race, a heavyweight boxing championship bout (Ali vs. Spinks, 1978), and the 1985 Super Bowl. A 1975 graduate of Pepperdine University in Malibu, Calif., Chris has won more than a dozen regional and national awards for his work. He and his wife, Rebecca, have four children and reside in Redwood City, Calif.Follow on Twitter: editingwhiz

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