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Ask Slashdot: Recommendations For Beautiful Network Cable Trays? 250

Posted by timothy
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First time accepted submitter murpht2 writes "My company prides itself on an office environment that follows a modern design aesthetic: open floor plan, bold colors on the walls, cool lamps in the corners. We're now engaged in a significant upgrade to our IT systems and we have a clash: the IT team leader wants to run network cable in trays hanging from the ceiling so all the client computers have high-speed access to the new servers; the guy in charge of the office design wants to keep things looking clean and the cable trays don't fit the bill. We're in a building made entirely of bricks and concrete, so we lack some of the between-the-wall spaces that are used in other settings. Any suggestions for beautiful cable trays or other alternatives?"
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  • by hawguy (1600213) on Tuesday December 03, 2013 @12:21PM (#45584693)

    You do have office pets, right? Just give them a collar with clips that hold SD cards, then train them to go to the server room and fill up the cards with data and return them to you.

    Latency is a little high, but bandwidth can be pretty good - as they say, never underestimate the bandwidth of a Golden Retriever with a collar full of SD cards.

  • Easy! (Score:3, Funny)

    by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday December 03, 2013 @12:26PM (#45584759)

    Simple: Ditch the servers and move to cloud. Then fire all your IT staff and replace them with contractors from India.
    1. No need to work about the aesthetics of the server room.
    2. Your office will now have additional space with the removal of all that ugly looking IT equipment.
    3. Your managers will no longer have to listen to petty arguments by the IT workers.
    4. You company will save money by hiring cheap IT workers from India.

    Its a WIN-WIN situation for everyone!

  • Re:Sure (Score:5, Funny)

    by dskoll (99328) on Tuesday December 03, 2013 @03:27PM (#45587119)

    And after you set up Ethernet over power lines, you can set up Power over Ethernet equipment thereby eliminating all cables without needing to use WiFi!

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