Cable

Management



Cable

Management


A solid, thorough cabling design helps improve performance and eliminate downtime. Cabling is often just 10% of the total cost of a communications system and tends to have a long life. People often assume that network cabling is identical to electrical—just hook it up and it works. The truth is, network cable is highly-sensitive and professionally-installed cable can make a huge difference in reducing downtime within critical networks.

Our experienced professionals create a reliable and cost-effective solution for virtually any communication system, including design, installation, and service—all on a turnkey basis. And we can do that whether you need additional connections, you’re implementing new technology, you’re moving or expanding, or having trouble with your existing system.

A solid, thorough cabling design helps improve performance and eliminate downtime. Cabling is often just 10% of the total cost of a communications system and tends to have a long life. People often assume that network cabling is identical to electrical—just hook it up and it works. The truth is, network cable is highly-sensitive and professionally-installed cable can make a huge difference in reducing downtime within critical networks.


Our experienced professionals create a reliable and cost-effective solution for virtually any communication system, including design, installation, and service—all on a turnkey basis. And we can do that whether you need additional connections, you’re implementing new technology, you’re moving or expanding, or having trouble with your existing system.

Cable Pathways + PATCHING

Solutions & Services:

CABLE PATHWAYS + PATCHING

Solutions & Services:

PRO Pathways

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Cabling pathways allow the placement of data center trunk cables and cross-connect cables between racks and cabinets. Cabling pathway comes in two forms: overhead pathway and under floor pathway. Both of them are designed to accommodate all standards-compliant cabling and allow for necessary changes later. In other words, cabling pathway should support the weight of cables in the initial installation and also facilitate additional cables in the future. This helps ensure that robust pathways respond well to cable work over the facility’s life cycle.
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In supporting current needs and future growth, several essential factors should be considered when designing and installing cable pathways. We subscribe to the following:

Overhead and underfloor cabling pathway should be installed in a matrix type method, allowing cables to be routed from point to point anywhere in the data center.

When installing any type of cabling pathway, grounding and bonding are vital. We make sure all racks, cabinets, and cabling support components are properly bonded and the system is grounded.

Leave room for future growth. All cable trays and ladder racks should allow room to accommodate 50% growth after the initial install.

The heaviest cable is on the bottom of the tray or separated from the lighter cables, and separate the copper cables from the fiber cables, if possible.

idealDATA avoids mounting any types of cabling pathway in locations that block access to other equipment inside and outside the racks.

Avoid routing pathways that house copper cables near equipment that may generate high levels of electrometric interference. Areas around power cords, fluorescent lights, building electrical cables, and fire prevention components should also be avoided.

Choosing the proper cabling pathway type makes it easier to perform cable-related work and maintenance later. We plan based on your unique working conditions and environments, and do not forget to account for the factors mentioned below while performing cabling pathway installation.

PRO PATHWAYS

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Cabling pathways allow the placement of data center trunk cables and cross-connect cables between racks and cabinets. Cabling pathway comes in two forms: overhead pathway and under floor pathway. Both of them are designed to accommodate all standards-compliant cabling and allow for necessary changes later. In other words, cabling pathway should support the weight of cables in the initial installation and also facilitate additional cables in the future. This helps ensure that robust pathways respond well to cable work over the facility’s life cycle.



Patching process

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The security of today’s information systems goes far beyond the general protection measures that were once considered adequate security against intrusion. For many companies that are implementing new technologies, one of the top priorities is security. There are many different aspects that define the overall security of a company’s infrastructure, one of which is patch management. Patching is the process of repairing system vulnerabilities which are discovered after the infrastructure components have been released on the market.  Patches apply to many different parts of an information system which includes: operating systems, servers, routers, desktops, email clients, office suites, mobile devices, firewalls, and many other components that exist within the network infrastructure. The number of patches required on a consistent basis can be overwhelming, which is why it is necessary to devise a patch management process to ensure the proper preventive measures are taken against potential threats.


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IN SUPPORTING CURRENT NEEDS AND FUTURE GROWTH, SEVERAL ESSENTIAL FACTORS SHOULD BE CONSIDERED WHEN DESIGNING AND INSTALLING CABLE PATHWAYS. WE SUBSCRIBE TO THE FOLLOWING:

Overhead and underfloor cabling pathway should be installed in a matrix type method, allowing cables to be routed from point to point anywhere in the data center.

When installing any type of cabling pathway, grounding and bonding are vital. We make sure all racks, cabinets, and cabling support components are properly bonded and the system is grounded.

Leave room for future growth. All cable trays and ladder racks should allow room to accommodate 50% growth after the initial install.

The heaviest cable is on the bottom of the tray or separated from the lighter cables, and separate the copper cables from the fiber cables, if possible.

idealDATA™ avoids mounting any types of cabling pathway in locations that block access to other equipment inside and outside the racks.

Avoid routing pathways that house copper cables near equipment that may generate high levels of electrometric interference. Areas around power cords, fluorescent lights, building electrical cables, and fire prevention components should also be avoided.

Choosing the proper cabling pathway type makes it easier to perform cable-related work and maintenance later. We plan based on your unique working conditions and environments, and do not forget to account for the factors mentioned below while performing cabling pathway installation.


PATCHING PROCESS

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The security of today’s information systems goes far beyond the general protection measures that were once considered adequate security against intrusion. For many companies that are implementing new technologies, one of the top priorities is security. There are many different aspects that define the overall security of a company’s infrastructure, one of which is patch management.

Patching is the process of repairing system vulnerabilities which are discovered after the infrastructure components have been released on the market.  Patches apply to many different parts of an information system which includes: operating systems, servers, routers, desktops, email clients, office suites, mobile devices, firewalls, and many other components that exist within the network infrastructure. 

The number of patches required on a consistent basis can be overwhelming, which is why it is necessary to devise a patch management process to ensure the proper preventive measures are taken against potential threats.



The ideal Path Method

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The methods used for patch management vary slightly according to the infrastructure design for each company’s information system. The following generally explains how patch management is typically deployed.

Most companies with large infrastructures implement automated patch management systems that reduce the requirements for manpower that would otherwise be needed for manual implementation. Other companies choose to outsource patch management to a qualified company that will perform this service from a remote location.

An automated patch management system involves the installation of a client agent that allows network administrators to control patch distribution from a web-based interface. This type of system allows network administrators to configure the settings for patch distribution and generate log reports to check the status of patches.

Patch distribution can also be set at different levels within the infrastructure to cover different applications and devices which are used to access data and information. Patch management is critical to business operations and usually falls under the responsibility of the IT department. However, patch management within an organization’s infrastructure can not be successful without the understanding and support of senior management.

Instead of waiting for the issue to be addressed when a problem occurs it is important to implement and plan for patch management in advance. The key concerns for many companies are in the number of patches and the manpower needed to deploy them. However, new technologies along with enterprises that offer patch management services have made patch management implementation and distribution easier and more cost-effective. Patch management services help to keep your network secure while reducing costs.

Contact idealDATA to find out more about making patch management easier.


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THE IDEAL PATH METHOD

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The methods used for patch management vary slightly according to the infrastructure design for each company’s information system. The following generally explains how patch management is typically deployed.

Most companies with large infrastructures implement automated patch management systems that reduce the requirements for manpower that would otherwise be needed for manual implementation. Other companies choose to outsource patch management to a qualified company that will perform this service from a remote location.

An automated patch management system involves the installation of a client agent that allows network administrators to control patch distribution from a web-based interface. This type of system allows network administrators to configure the settings for patch distribution and generate log reports to check the status of patches.

Patch distribution can also be set at different levels within the infrastructure to cover different applications and devices which are used to access data and information. Patch management is critical to business operations and usually falls under the responsibility of the IT department. However, patch management within an organization’s infrastructure can not be successful without the understanding and support of senior management.

Instead of waiting for the issue to be addressed when a problem occurs it is important to implement and plan for patch management in advance. The key concerns for many companies are in the number of patches and the manpower needed to deploy them. However, new technologies along with enterprises that offer patch management services have made patch management implementation and distribution easier and more cost-effective. Patch management services help to keep your network secure while reducing costs.

Contact idealDATA to find out more about making patch management easier.