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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.
 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:


Joseph Golan, RCDD

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