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Never again search for cable connections in the rack

June 6, 2019

If you read the articles on various IT forums, you will come across the following or similar question again and again: “How do you handle the cable tangle in your racks?

And maybe you know cases like this yourself: The new server room was moved into a few months ago and equipped with racks. In the meantime some time has passed and you can only find a hopeless tangle of cables in the racks.

In these cases, it’s not so much a matter of the beautiful appearance as of the decisive fact that the cable clutter in question can quickly become a major problem for the entire company. What if, for example, individual components have to be serviced? Studies show that human error is the main cause of data center downtime. Cables that are not easy to read can quickly be confused by employees or system operators. And that could be the case. It’s hard to imagine what the possible consequences would be.

Simple and secure access to individual components must be guaranteed at all times. Do you really still have an overview? Or you must meticulously search for cable connections, which in a rack often means searching for the needle in a haystack.


Complete illustration of rack wiring

Docusnap can help you here. The software reproduces the rack cabling completely and true to the original. The integration of your own photos is just as possible as countless forms for different types of connectors, cables and elements. In addition, the different cable types can be stored in Docusnap with different colors. As soon as the cabling is maintained in Docusnap, the person responsible no longer has to go to the server room to check which cable leads where. He can now easily follow this on the screen. The cabling can be documented seamlessly from the end device to the switch. Another plus point: the data is available to every colleague in Docusnap.


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