White Paper: Navigating the Pros and Cons of Structured Cabling vs. Top of Rack in the Data Center
May 01, 2013
There is no single end-all cabling configuration for every data center, and CIOs, data center professionals and IT managers need to examine the pros and cons of each solution based on their specific needs. This paper focuses on the many factors to consider when evaluating top of rack (ToR) and structured cabling configurations. The discussion includes the impact of those configurations on total management; scalability and upgrades; interoperability; equipment, maintenance and cabling costs; port utilization; power consumption and cooling requirements.