Top Cable Management Tips for Your Data Centre

Data cabling is staple for most IT-based workplaces in Australia. This infrastructure plays a critical role in ensuring that information is conveyed to the intended recipients in a fast, secure and efficient manner. But if the cabling is not properly managed, it can turn the workplace into a mess and also lead to data network system inefficiencies. If you want to keep the data cabling in your office orderly and operating at peak efficiency, you should adhere to the following tips. 

Label your cables

Labeling your cables might seem like a lot of work when you are doing the installation work, but it is a job whose benefits will begin to show down the road. Over time, the cables may become tousled and create a jumble that will require a lot of your precious time to sort out. As you go about your daily business operations, you notice that your computer is no longer connected to the Internet. You try to check your cable connections but you end up having a difficult time tracing the other end of your data cable that is not connected to the computer. You can save yourself all this trouble by labeling both ends of each of your data cables. Be sure to adopt a simple labeling style, so you can easily track different data cables.

Invest in data cable management supports

If sized correctly, cable trays and racks can save you the trouble of sorting out the mess created by jumbled cabling. These data cable management products will help ensure your cables are installed in a neat and orderly manner by providing separate routes for different cables. For example, ladder racks can be used to keep data cables a safe distance away from power cables, so as to prevent electromagnetic interference from occurring in the data centre.

Bundle up cables

If there's one good old cable management trick that's worthy of being brought forth again, cable lacing would be that trick. Cable lacing basically entails tying up several individual cables into compact bundles with some strings or cord. The cables should be laced up according to some suitable criteria, say their current-carrying capacity, so that they can be easily located and to prevent system problems, such as overheating. However, the bundles should not be tied up so tightly that the cable covers get worn.

If you want to learn more about effective data cable management, talk to a professional that specialises in data cable installation and management.