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Point-to-point data center cable will cost you in the long run

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http://www.networkworld.com – Direct cable connections between data center resources such as switches and servers and servers and storage was once common, and unfortunately the practice is surfacing again with the use of top of rack (ToR) and end of row (EoR) equipment mounting options. ToR and EoR equipment placement relies heavily on P2P cables, which can be problematic and costly if viewed as a replacement for standards-based structured cabling systems. (IT news)