Data Centers

Data center redesign project

New server cabinet layout (4 of 6)

Pictured here is a 42U server cabinet consisting of 96 UTP connections, with provisions for up to 48 fiber connections. 96 copper UTP connections are subdivided into 4 color-coded networks: - 2 for redundant LAN connections, - a KVM connection, - and one additional segment for RS-232, T-1, and modem line connectivity. Additional provisions are available for up to 48 fiber connections, subdivided into 2 segments for redundant SAN or NAS connectivity.

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