Proper cable management is integral to the performance and effectiveness of a network. Managing and maintaining cables and cords provides the critical support, reliability, and flexibility needed to sustain and grow network capabilities.
The infrastructure—or products—that manage your cables are a large contributor to proper cable management and the integrity of your network. These products come in many shapes and forms. Pathway products, vertical and horizontal managers, jumper trays, etc. all play an important role in getting cable safely and efficiently from point A to point B. When organized cables can be easily traced from start to finish, making moves, adds and changes (MACs) is easier. This saves valuable time and money.
Here are four basic steps (and points to consider) that will help to ensure your infrastructure properly manages and maintains cables and cords, and provides the critical support, reliability and flexibility needed to sustain and grow your network.