Celebrate the Twelve Days of Christmas, Day 11: Cable Managers
December 22, 2008
Celebrate the holidays with CPI’s “The 12 Days of Christmas Solutions” for your data center. Each topic will feature a unique solution to meet your data center needs.
On the 11th day of Christmas my CPI Certified Contractor installed for me ...
- Eleven Cable Managers,
- Ten Power Strips,
- Nine Seismic Frame® Racks,
- Eight Remote Sensors,
- Seven MegaFrames® Cabinets,
- Six Koldlok Grommets,
- Five LCD Consoles,
- Four Zone Cabling Enclosures,
- Three Wall-Mount Cabinets,
- Two Cross Connect Racks,
- And a Runway System in a Data Center
What do the holidays and today’s data center have in common? They both require the proper amount of planning and organization in order for them to run smoothly. Staying organized during the holidays is especially difficult with all the extra responsibility and tasks that we must attend to before the "Big Guy" in the red suit makes his way down the chimney. What time is the party? Where did I hide Grandma's present? Little Sarah’s Christmas play is when? How am I going to put this train set together in time? “Christmas lists” and “To Do” lists on the calendar, are essential tools that help keep us organized for a successful holiday season.
Organization is the key in our daily lives and in our data centers. CPI provides the right tools to stay organized in the ever changing and challenging data center environment. Proper cable management is critical to attaining optimum cable performance and data transmission. Managing and maintaining cables provides the critical support, reliability, and flexibility needed to sustain and grow network capabilities.
- Properly manage your cables and cords so you can better maintain the quality of your information exchange and perform adds and changes to connections.
- Deploy a cable management system that enables you to easily trace cables from start to finish, saving you time, money, and headaches.
- Support your cable infrastructure and avoid stretching, twisting, heavy bending and other unwanted stresses on your cable that can affect signal quality and network speed.
CPI offers cable managers in a large variety of widths, heights and depths. Use vertical managers on the sides of racks to manage premise cables, patch cords and jumper cords. Use horizontal managers above and below patch panels and network switches to organize and store cables.
CPI Evolution™ Cable Management provides an engineered solution for managing high-density cabling applications on open two-post and four-post CPI Rack Systems. Sturdy, solid construction along with rounded edges, adjustable mid-sections for space flexibility, stiffer extended T-shape cable guides that decrease deflection when deploying Cat 6A cabling, all provide increased performance to match the needs of today’s data center applications.
Combine CPI Evolution Cable Management with two-post and four-post open Rack Systems to create a custom solution that fits your exact needs. The CPI Cable Fill Table lists RECOMMENDED and MAXIMUM cable fill values for all of CPI’s cable management. Use the table to find cable fill values when selecting a cable manager. The table lists usable area for each cable manager so you can calculate cable fill for other types of cable. Bill Bippus, Regional Sales Manager