Is your server room messy? Cables and equipment can create mayhem if you don’t use the right management strategies. Failing to arrange cables neatly can be a costly mistake. The good news is that it’s never too late to take control of cables. Network cabling contractors like SecureTech can fix bad cable management practices. You’ll get more out of your IT infrastructure, and downtime won’t last as long, leading to an ideal server room that works efficiently now and in the future.
The dangers of bad cable management
Messy cables are an issue in more ways than one.
First of all, bad cable management reduces the lifespan of cables. Cables have a natural coil. If you leave them tangled up, they will get pinched or damaged. As a result, you’ll have to deal with breakage.
Besides having to replace cables sooner, you’ll incur other costs. Let’s say a server goes down due to a faulty power cable. With proper cable management, a technician can identify the damaged cable within minutes.
However, getting through a heap of cables to find the broken one can take hours or days. What could have been a simple fix will now cost you a lot of money.
Good cable management techniques also allow for better airflow. With insufficient airflow, overheating is a serious risk. Overheated hardware can make your entire network slow. You’ll also face more frequent crashes.
Lastly, you can’t optimize your IT infrastructure with cables getting in the way. Planning for future upgrades will also be difficult.
How network cabling contractors can help
In 2020, spending on cloud infrastructures exceeded on-premise data centers for the first time. However, there are still plenty of organizations that use on-premise and hybrid solutions.
At SecureTech, we understand that your server room is crucial, so you can rely on us for proper cable management. Whether you’re building a new infrastructure or need help with a cluttered server room, we use tried and true methods to optimize your cables for efficiency.
We usually start by selecting the right racks and shelves. It’s the first step we take to improve airflow and prevent cable breakage.
Next, we label cables using a consistent system. Our goal is to make cables easy to find with durable, color-coded labels. This strategy can save you money, given that 25% of small businesses lose $20,000 to $40,000 per minute of downtime.
Our MSP services are reliable
We follow industry standards for good cable management. Plus, our team members have plenty of experience with redesigning messy server rooms. Besides, they know how to plan for future upgrades.
We also have extensive experience with repairs. We know what it takes to find a faulty cable fast. As a result, we can implement the best labeling procedures to speed up replacements and repairs. We also use a thorough documentation process to make future upgrades and repairs easier.
SecureTech is in San Antonio, TX to help you improve the way you manage cables. From optimizing your network to solving issues faster, there are many benefits to addressing the mess in your server room. We’ll also form a long-term relationship and help with your future cabling needs, so you have a partner to turn to for comprehensive cable management solutions. Contact us to learn more about what network cabling contractors like us can do for you!