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TIA publishes new data centre standard

The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) has published a new standard, Telecommunications Infrastructure S...


July 27, 2005  


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The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) has published a new standard, Telecommunications Infrastructure Standard for Data Centres, TIA-942, in order to provide requirements and guidelines for the design and installation of a data center or computer room.

It is intended for use by designers who need an understanding of the data centre design, including facility planning, the cabling system and the network design.

TIA-942 will enable the design to be considered early in the building development process.

“This document presents an infrastructure topology for accessing and connecting the respective elements in the various cabling system configurations currently found in the data centre environment,” the TIA said today in a statement.

“In order to determine the performance requirements of a generic cabling system, various telecommunications services and applications were considered. In addition, this standard addresses the floor layout topology related to achieving the proper balance between security, rack density and manageability.

TIA-942 specifies a generic telecommunications cabling system for the data centre and related facilities whose primary function is information technology.


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