R&M publishes Data Center Handbook 2019

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R&M has announced the availability of the ‘Data Center Handbook 2019’, providing insights to meet the challenges and expanding needs of cloud architecture. The handbook, aimed primarily at planners and operators of data centre, acts as a source of information on how to successfully design, build, manage and support a data centre. R&M’s Data Center Handbook 2019 also contains detailed and user-oriented answers to questions pertaining to the infrastructure and operation of a data centre. Topics include networking technologies and next-generation structured cabling and the handbook places an in-depth emphasis on automated infrastructure management (AIM).

The handbook also serves as a reference work on relevant standards, technical terms, trends, and applications. It aims to help customers achieve an optimum data centre layout and to plan cabling architecture as well as reduce energy needs and select security solutions. The document offers practical solutions for next-generation 100, 200 and 400G networks.

“We have been providing leadership to the network cabling industry for more than five decades and have helped hundreds of companies worldwide deliver optimum performance and reliability of their data centre network. Through this experience, we learned that data centre professionals could benefit from a primer on how to navigate through ever-increasing complexity. We have dedicated an entire chapter to ‘Automated Infrastructure Management’ to share our working knowledge of data center operations strategies and the best practices to realise maximum impact from more automated data centre operations,” said Dr Thomas Wellinger, Market Manager – Data Center, R&M.