Siemon White Paper: Cat 6 & Non-Compliant 26 AWG Cabling Will Not Support 10GBASE-T
Earlier this month, I sent out this interesting White Paper from Siemon in our Trusted Advisor eNewsletter (if you are not familiar with this newsletter, we send out relevant white papers from industry leading manufactures – and we present them in an unbiased manner – click here to sign up now). Here’s what the white paper is about:
Data Center Cabling Cautions!
Cat 6 & Non-Compliant 26 AWG Cabling Will Not Support 10GBASE-T
Some vendors are positioning category 6 for support of 10GBASE-T in new data centers. While it is true that category 6 cabling may provide limited support of 10GBASE-T in some environments, its usage is limited to reduced-length channels in legacy installations and is subject to additional alien crosstalk mitigation and testing requirements that may prove challenging and time-consuming.
Read why Siemon recommends Standards compliant category 6A or higher for data center environments to ensure 10GBASE-T capability…download the white paper NOW!