Rack Dressing

Rack Dressing
When network or optical cables are installed in a building or cabinet, the task of fitting cables into an organized bundle is called ‘rack dressing’.

This dressed bundle is called a ‘loom’. A dressed loom of cables is typically a bundle of cables with the outermost cables – that is, the visible cables made to look neat and organized with cable lengths running parallel to one another.

Cables in close proximity to each other, especially those oriented in parallel or in loops, can create electromagnetic interference (EMI) through induction. EMI can result in erratic or error-prone data transfers. To minimize the effects of EMI, power cables should be segregated from data cables. It is important to arrange and secure excess power and data cabling separately. Following are the Server Rack Cable Management Benefits:

1Improved system performance
server rack cable management demands to separate power and data cables within the racks, which greatly decrease the chance for crosstalk and interference.
2Enhanced availability

Effective server rack cable management allows easier access to cables and IT devices, yet to reduce human error.

3Improved maintenance and serviceability:
Effective rack cable management also ensures easier and safer access to individual components.
4Increased cooling efficiency:
let hot exhaust air out from the back, server rack cable management keeps cables organized and out of critical airflow paths.