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Data Center Cable Management – Are you wired right?

The world is undergoing a period of rapid digitization, and the rise in wiring and cabling devices is accelerating the need for cable management systems across the world.

In fact, the global market for wires and cables was remunerated at USD 183.14 billion in 2020 and is projected to register 4.3% CAGR up to 2027, where it will hit USD 245.91 billion. Rising investments in grid projects, expansive industrialization, and increasing government investments in energy sector are stimulating growth. (Source: globalnewswire.com)


The number of enterprises increasingly requiring high-performance precise cable management systems are growing at a phenomenal pace. The swiftly changing world of communication technology is also raising demand for these systems.

Data Center Cabling falls into two main categories

  1. Unstructured Cabling: Also called point to point cabling, this type has no predefined standards, connection points, or pathways. This system might lead to cooling issues and higher energy costs as it creates airflow restrictions. Managing system growth will be more challenging. Although it may take less time to install and seemingly cost less, unstructured cabling will ultimately result in higher operational costs and a shorter system lifespan.

  2. Structured: This type employs predefined standards, connection points and pathways. While it may take longer to install and initially pose a higher cost, in the long run, the operational costs will be significantly lower, and the system’s lifespan longer.

Cabling infrastructure is the foundation of every data center — enabling the transactions that help businesses make mission-critical decisions every second of every day. Clearly, structured and well-planned cabling is the way to go.

Fiber raceways, your path to success

For hassle-free and easy cable management, fiber raceways are a good bet. These are basically plastic conduits used to route and protect fiber optic cables. Fiber raceways can help optimize operations in several ways. For instance, the tough exterior protects fiber optic cables from external retardants, which can range from extreme temperatures to rodent infestations, an increase in moisture and other physical factors.

Fiber raceways are also designed to expedite the installation process and therefore come with pre-slotted ducts and accessories.

Did we mention they are eco-friendly? Fiber raceways are often made out of highly recyclable materials which make them the right choice for modern businesses. Fiber raceways can be recycled or upcycled thereby reducing your business’ carbon footprint.

Hardy Racks executives can help you to narrow in on a good cable management plan, and to implement it too, with our range of high-quality fiber raceways. Contact us today for more information.

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