CABLING & PHYSICAL INFRASTRUCTURE
Cabling & Physical Infrastructure
It’s probably the least glamorous part of information technology – the conduits and cables hidden behind walls, in floors and above ceilings; unseen by end users. Historically viewed as a “utility”, low-voltage cabling and supporting conduits were seen as expenses to be minimized. However, with the convergence of voice, data, AV, security and other emerging building systems, the low-voltage physical infrastructure has become a critical link in the delivery of reliable high-performance business services. Moving forward, both wired and wireless components of the physical infrastructure will become even more critical and need to be even more flexible in order to accommodate constantly increasing transmission speeds and bandwidth requirements.
Cabling and physical infrastructure refer to the physical components used in building networks. In a network, data is transmitted between devices and servers through cabling systems that consist of cables, connectors, and termination panels. Physical infrastructure refers to the hardware devices used to support the network components, including server racks, cabinets, and power distribution units. A well-designed cabling and physical infrastructure plays a vital role in the overall performance and reliability of any network. The technology involved has evolved over the years, with the introduction of fiber optic cables, high-speed Ethernet, and wireless networks. A robust physical infrastructure is essential in ensuring minimal downtime caused by power outages or equipment failures. With proper planning, design, and installation, cabling and physical infrastructure can provide an efficient and effective network that supports critical business applications.