Network Cabling Services in Springfield, Missouri

Network Cabling Services in Springfield, Missouri

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Data Center Network Cabling

STRUCTURED CABLING SOLUTIONS

For decades, business owners in Springfield MO have not given much thought to the idea of shopping around for network cabling contractors. The truth is, technicians in the industry don’t always provide the kind of service that clients are owed. Techtree may not be your first call for cabling services yet, but we certainly believe we’ll be the last.

If you’re in the manufacturing industry, education, or retail, just to name a few, we recommend giving us a call for quote any time of the day. All we ask is that your computers and other devices are reliable and able to form a solid connection to the internet. We’ll handle installing and securing the data cabling so that performance is predictable and consistent. We also keep in mind what the future of your data center setup may look and try to accommodate potential additions or changes so that the infrastructure is usable for years to come.

WHAT IS NETWORK CABLING?

Network cabling, structured cabling, data cabling — that’s what we’re talking about. A structured cabling system uses a Main Distribution Area (MDA) where all connections are run. It’s the central point of distribution for the data center structured cabling system. It is the nerve center for consolidating the main cross-connects, switches, and routers. All active ports are replicated in a passive area with the MDA so that active equipment is not interrupted.

THE DREADED CABLE MONSTER

Point-to-point cabling systems create webs of bulky cables that we like to call cable monsters (or spaghetti cabling). They use direct connections that run from device to device via jumper cables. As the number of connections in a data center increases, maintaining this type of system becomes challenging, and even confusing, because of the mess that running additional cables can cause. Point-to-point cabling systems tend to have problems with limited airflow from data output issues and stress on the cables. Airflow issues cause problems with power consumption and the lifespan of the hardware in use.

Messy Network Cabling

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF STRUCTURED CABLING?

What’s all the hype about?

RETURN ON INVESTMENT

A structured cabling system will last over multiple generations of hardware. Over time a structured cabling system will:

  • Reduce system operational costs, including heating, cooling, and power.
  • Reduce installation and maintenance time from having built-in modular elements.
  • Increase system availability by reducing the time required for moves, adds, and changes.
  • Avoid service breakdowns by minimizing the risk of errors, failure, and danger.
  • Promote the lifespan of the infrastructure by its thoughtful design.

GROWS WITH YOU

Today’s data centers are complex and diverse environments. A structured cabling system is needed to manage and support connections to hardware and to enable growth of the network. A structured system allows for scalability due to its modular design. Since the footprint is already in place, it is easy to add additional patch panels to create new connections instead of running long patch cords from equipment racks.

Moves, Adds, & Changes

Moves, adds and changes (MACs) happen daily in most data centers. These MACs typically require a change of position with the physical cabling. When two fiber optic connectors mate at a patch panel or into equipment, the pressure will cause poorly manufactured cables to fail after only a few uses. Whether small or large, your MACs should be done correctly the first time.

HARD WORKING (LIKE YOU)

When the cable monster is at bay, the potential for human error is drastically reduced, which is a real time saver. Trying to remove a single cable from a large tangled mess can cause stress on the other cables. This stress can lead to network and channel errors in the hardware that are very difficult to trace.

If a point-to-point method is used, the front and potentially the sides of the switch are congested with cabling bulk. This affects the airflow that the switch needs to operate. This also translates to underfloor cooling issues from cabling congestion that hinders the airflow of the computer room air conditioning (CRAC) unit.

Performance

Optical power budget, cabling system loss and channel distance are directly related to each other. Exceeding optical loss budgets will lead to channel errors, which can lead to downtime. The best way to avoid this is to use a product set that can allow you to gain the benefits of a structured cabling system without exceeding optical loss budgets. This will allow for error-free operation and longer cable run distance.

GOOD LOOKIN’ (LIKE YOU)

Never underestimate the power of good looks. A structured cabling system will look clean and organized, which makes passing quality inspections a breeze. A structured cabling system allows technicians to use smaller diameter trunk cabling, reducing overall cable bulk and decreasing the chances for blocked airflow and crushed cables. Since the changes are done in the MDA versus at the hardware, the hardware can be cabled up and not touched in most instances. This allows the cabling in front of the switch to remain aesthetically pleasing.

Network Cabling

DATA CENTER SOLUTIONS

At Techtree, we’re happy to have a discussion about your upcoming cabling project. The network cable types and specifications vary depending on your needs and the scale of your workspace. Due to the nature of the work that we do, we’re available on call 24/7. Decision makers or points of contact from businesses or institutions that want to work with us should definitely reach out to us. For more information, give us a call or fill out a quote request form online.

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