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There's a tentacular horror coming out of the floor!


Actually, no: we have electricians in pulling out the old mainframe power cables and replacing them with standard plugs.


They're on long flexible whips run below the raised floor.


Our "under floor" isn't particularly deep, and it's very crowded in the area that the servers are located.


Turning 180° you can see a cable tray with CAT5 cables (the yellow and blue) and fiber (orange). This is a view I've never really seen before -- the under floor right side up! Usually I'm on my belly sticking my head down under the floor with a flashlight so I see everything upside down.


Today the crew started installing overhead cable tray. The long-term goal is to get all of our data cabling out of the floor and up overhead (where it is much easier to maintain), leaving the underfloor for the cold air and power cables.


The curved piece is a "waterfall" -- to give cables a graceful (pinch-free) path down from the cable tray into the server cabinets.

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also_huey
Jan. 26th, 2010 03:18 am (UTC)
That fifth picture seems very strange to me. In my machine room at Worldcom, I'm sure the original concept of the idea involved everything being in nifty cable management trays, but after several years of "we'll just run this one temporary cable across the floor", pulling a tile anywhere just showed you this insane rats nest of crap on the concrete. And in the job I'm in now, I see all kinds of nifty Visio diagrams of racks, to include cool ladder racking and cable management solutions, but I rarely see the actual machine rooms they're describing, and never more than the occasional JPG of "here's what this particular rack looks like".

It's a very pretty machine room. Congrats.

That's a very pretty facility
netcurmudgeon
Jan. 26th, 2010 05:02 am (UTC)
Don't be fooled -- the reason the background of pic #5 is clear, is that the room UPS is another couple of feet beyond the cable tray!

The rest of the floor is a hash of power leads and fixed conduit. At least we got all of the old IBM "bus and tag" cables out before our big expansion a couple of years ago.

Thanks for the judos kudos!

Man, I have got to go to bed.
industri_1o8
Jan. 30th, 2013 10:38 am (UTC)
Cable management rack
Channel type Cable Organizer manufactured out of Rigid PVC with punched side slots for cable entry/ exit fixed on Steel sheet punched Back panel and Cable management rack will have ABS Loops fixed on steel sheetp punched back Panel with highest quality standards under stringent ISO 9001-2008 Manufacturing & Quality management system to ensure highest quality product.
evynrude
Jan. 27th, 2010 12:59 am (UTC)
Cool! (just so you know I'm lurking around)
telecom123
Jan. 15th, 2013 12:06 pm (UTC)
Server rack cable Management
The Servers and Equipments used in Data Centre and Server Rooms generates Lot of Heat and when these equipments are housed in the rack, manufacturer has to provide Server rack cable Management to take out the hot air and allow more cool air to enter front side of the Racks.
industri_1o8
Jan. 30th, 2013 11:52 am (UTC)
Server cable Management
Power rail mounting options will vary also with some providing easier installation and more clearance than others. In Server cable Management Cable management refers to an important step during the installation of building services (i.e. electrical services) and the subsequent installation of equipment providing means to tidily secure electrical, data, and other cables. Cable management is important in many fields, such as IT, communications, power distribution, facility wiring, local area networks, etc.
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