Structured Cabling, the Heart and Soul of a Company

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The cabling system is at the heart of any company’s success. A good cable management system aids in power distribution, device and network connectivity, data transfer and communication, and so on. For our great proficiency, commitment, professionalism, and quality of work, Dutecs has become one of the leading structured cabling businesses in Dubai.

It’s critical that data centers, offices, and apartment buildings’ cabling systems satisfy industry standards and specifications. Hence, in these difficult times, technology is the sole ray of hope for many businesses. A minor blunder and all of your hard-won success and advancement will vanish in an instant.

Whatever the infrastructure, the cabling system must support the efficient transmission of data, voice, and video, as well as the management of systems such as electricity, safety alarms, and security access. If the cabling is done incorrectly, it can result in costly blunders, as well as a loss of productivity and effort. And, because time is money, even a brief pause can have far-reaching consequences. It has the potential to put a corporation out of business, as outages and downtime have significant legal and financial consequences.

According to Statista‘s study, the average hourly cost of important server disruptions is between $301,000 and $400,000 US dollars, according to a 2019 poll. There are a few minor details that must be addressed in order to have a cabling system that not only functions well but also requires minimal maintenance.

When it comes to network infrastructure, most enterprises and even small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs) are unsure whether to use point-to-point or structured cabling. Because network cabling is such an important part of an IT environment, meticulous planning and a thorough grasp of cabling requirements are required before making a decision. So, here are a few pointers to assist you in making the best decision possible.

Point-To-Point Cabling

The traditional cabling system that is less expensive than other cable systems is point-to-point cabling. It establishes point-to-point or direct connections between servers, switches, or storage units, as the name implies. Point-to-point cabling is appropriate for small organizations with limited computing needs and no plans for future expansion. Point-to-point can efficiently control data flow because there are few connections.

 

Structured Cabling

Structured cabling connects servers, switches, and storage units in a hierarchical network. It’s a vast network of connections, tools, and equipment that adheres to industry standards such as TIA-942-A and ISO 24764. The network topology is separated into different sections called MDAs in structured cabling (Main Distribution Areas). As a result of the precisely connected cables, structured cabling is better organized. This allows for simple maintenance and upgrades with a lower risk of human error.

Point-to-Point Cabling and Structured Cabling…Who Wins?

Though point-to-point cabling is ideal for small firms with few connections, as your IT system increases, its performance and reliability begin to deteriorate. Despite the current trend of implementing cost-effective techniques, building point-to-point cabling is not practicable if there are plans of future extensions. It not only raises maintenance costs, but it also creates a tangle when cables are added, moved, or replaced. Moreover, the communication medium is no longer limited to data. It now contains video, voice, multimedia, security, and other features. Furthermore, point-to-point cabling is unable to handle continuous data transmission. Improperly arranged point-to-point cabling can cause overheating, resulting in downtime and device failure.

Structured cabling, on the other hand, can keep up with the demands of a growing business. When compared to point-to-point cabling, there is a significant upfront expense, but it eventually results in cheaper IT costs and better staff productivity. Point-to-point cabling has made a comeback thanks to the utilization of top of rack (ToR) and end of row (EoR) equipment positioning choices. It could not, however, overcome the advantages of structured cabling due to its inherent restrictions.

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When it comes to structured cabling, Dutecs offers top-of-the-line products and services. Structured cabling firms in Dubai ensure that your cabling requirements are met by providing you with the appropriate cabling. Dutecs, a major provider of IT infrastructure solutions in Dubai and the United Arab Emirates, provides a full range of structured cabling services for all types of infrastructure.

In structured cabling, there are six subsystems namely horizontal cabling, backbone cabling, work area, telecommunications closet, equipment room and entrance facility. Dutecs strictly follows solid benchmarks and never compromise on that.

Hence, when it comes to the design, management and operation of cabling system, we stick to structured cabling specifications and industry standards. This has helped Dutecs to reduce network downtime, flow disruptions, outages and failures to a great extent. And thus, Dutecs is one of Dubai’s most sought-after structured cabling providers.