Data Centers

Data center redesign project

Old cabling methods for raised access floors (1 of 6)

For years, property owners and IT managers have permitted the installation of data cabling under access floors to be performed by network administrators or cabling technicians, not knowing that specific guidelines regarding the cabling methods in these areas are stipulated within various fire and building codes, particularly NFPA-70 the National Electrical Code, strict adherence to which is required by law.

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