When installing and maintaining a cabinet or rack in a data center, attention to detail needs to be taken to prevent damage and downtime. Horizontal and vertical cable managers are needed to organize patch panels, enable cooling of equipment and maximize cable life. They can’t do it all by themselves. Here is why reusable cable fasteners, such as VELCRO® Brand ONE-WRAP® Tape, are a necessary complement for horizontal and vertical cable management.
Why cable fasteners are used with horizontal and vertical cable management
Cable managers provide channels for cable bundles to be run up the length of a rack and into their patch panel. It’s important to be able to identify and separate bundles within the vertical manager based on the panel they belong to. In the event of moves, adds and changes, having these cables divided within the vertical manager will help data center technicians quickly determine which cables terminate where, eliminating any guesswork.
Why reusable cable fasteners are important complements for horizontal and vertical cable management
Technology is evolving at an incredible rate which means cables and equipment need to keep up. Whenever updates are needed, it’s easier to simply loosen a reusable fastener than have to cut a single-use plastic tie, risking damage to the cables and creating excessive waste.
When trying to identify a defective cable within a bundle, VELCRO® Brand ONE-WRAP® Tape can be loosened during the job, preventing the entire bundle from coming undone and creating confusion among the cables. When the job is done, the bundle can be re-tightened and plugged back into the patch panel. While looking for vertical and horizontal cable management, don’t forget VELCRO® Brand ONE-WRAP® reusable cable fasteners too.