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 Question by C H posted 07 Jul 2005
 Rack Cabling
I have been tasked to find an industry standard that covers cable organization within an equipment rack between devices. We have a large server floor and racks of "rats nest" cabling. I am hoping for specifics on how to standardize power, data (copper and fiber), and K/V/M cables. I have found standards that cover closet, plenum, and everything in between, but no standards on rack cabling. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
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 Answer by Joseph Golan posted 09 Jul 2005
Dear C,

I do not know of any standards on this but many of the manufacturers of this equipment will be glad to help you out. There is a standard being developed for Data Centers which may include a section on cable management within a rack.

See this Panduit webpage for some starting information:

http://www.panduit.com/enabling_technologies/091903.asp

Sincerely,
Joseph Golan, RCDD

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