Network cabling is one of the most important aspects of any network infrastructure and has become increasingly critical with the introduction of newer technologies such as blade servers, virtualization, network storage devices, wireless access points, and more.
Network services such as file sharing, Internet access, network printing, email, ERP systems and more, are all delivered to the end-users via the network infrastructure, which usually includes switches, fiber optic links, and of course UTP cabling.
This series will focus on the different types of Ethernet copper cabling specifications, speeds, and caveats of each technology.
We’ll continue with the expansion of our covered topics to cover fiber optic technology and talk about the different fiber optic cables available in the market and then jump back into the past by covering various direct cable connections used to transfer data between computers. This last section will cover extensively serial, parallel, usb ports and their different specifications/versions, plus we’ll get to talk about the variety of cables used to connect between these old-technology ports.
While many might believe the last section of this series might contain information not considered useful (serial, parallel & usb ports), you’ll be amazing on how much of this information will actually come in handy at some point in the future.