Some computer room installations require plenum rated cables per the National Electric Code requirements. I have not had any problems finding plenum rated optical cables but can't seem to find a source for plenum rated copper cables. Any suggestions?

Requires Free Membership to View

Copper fibre is an older (and original) fibre technology that I have limited experience with, especially on a data center scale. Most copper connections I have seen are from an older switch to older storage within the same rack. It may make sense to recable with optical fibre, since it offers connectivity to the newer switches, provides protection from eavesdropping, and does not have problems with interference from adjacent cabling. It's also much lighter, and these days, perhaps cheaper.

This was first published in May 2001

There are Comments. Add yours.

 
TIP: Want to include a code block in your comment? Use <pre> or <code> tags around the desired text. Ex: <code>insert code</code>

REGISTER or login:

Forgot Password?
By submitting you agree to receive email from TechTarget and its partners. If you reside outside of the United States, you consent to having your personal data transferred to and processed in the United States. Privacy
Sort by: OldestNewest

Forgot Password?

No problem! Submit your e-mail address below. We'll send you an email containing your password.

Your password has been sent to: