Server Room Cabling & Wiring Design

server room designOne of the most important aspects of creating a solid cabling plan is the server room design. Whether you have a massive multi-rack server room or just a small server/telco closet, your cables, servers, routers, firewalls, phone system and other interconnected hardware need a well-organized space. Even businesses who have moved resources to the cloud and VoIP still need a server room to house the business’ switches, ISP and CCTV hardware, etc.  As we like to say, networking all starts with the cabling design. We can make sure your server room is properly set up from day one, and you’ll save time and money down the road.

Flat Rate Network Cabling has Server Room Design Specialists to assist in the design of your server room or telco closet cabling. By installing enough cables in the server room, we’ll ensure that access and connections to the servers will be at the fastest speeds, as well as allowing for expansion. Often, CAT6 or fiber can be run as a server backbone, to ensure maximum speeds for all users. Planning for future growth will also help you save money. By installing an adequate number of cables from the start, you’ll avoid the high cost of having to run additional cables later on.

Server Room Design Methodology

For our engineers, it all comes down to performance. Every server room build is unique, because each company has different specifications. We check your requirements for maximum resilience, security, server load, energy efficiency and sustainability.  We also consider your budget and aim to provide future-proofing solutions that will save you money in the long-term. Our team is trained to carefully assess the following crucial factors for each server room build.

Our team of experts experts must take into account many aspects for current and future network needs, including:

  • Blueprint & server room location review

  • Electrical Loading calculations & circuit selection

  • Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS)

  • Computer Room Air Conditioning (CRAC)

  • Raised Access Flooring

  • Patch Panel & Network Switch Cables

  • Phone Closet & Telco Cabling

  • Cable Tray Systems

  • Verizon Compatibility

  • Cabinet layout for servers & network equipment

  • Wireless Infrastructure

  • Remote Management System

  • Access Control

  • CCTV System

  • Router & Firewall Configuration

  • DMZ Setup

  • Failover & Redundancy

  • Expansion Potential

While we primarily support New York, New Jersey and Connecticut projects, we are able to travel onsite anywhere in the country for structured cabling projects. 

No matter where you work, server room design plays an important role in business continuity by planning for your network as a whole. With such a long-term impact, a well-planned server room build that enables redundancy and flexibility is a must.