TIA-942-A : New 2012 Edition Now Available
Quickly becoming one of the most widely used documents in the data center space, TIA-942 is now available for purchase – the first revision of 942. It builds on the foundation of 568-C.0, takes data-center specific content to a more modern level with additional content for new media types and energy-efficiency.
In an interview with TIA Now, Jonathan Jew and TIA’s associate vice president of technology and standards, Herb Congdon, discussed this exciting document. “To harmonize with international standards, we eliminated the 100-meter channel restriction for horizontal cabling using optical-fiber cabling. It’s now based on application, and not limited to 100 meters,” Jew said. “To provide flexibility in new data center designs being developed, we added the IDA and IC. This allows you to support large data centers and modular data centers much more easily.”
Overall, this Standard specifies the minimum requirements for telecommunications infrastructure of data centers and computer rooms, including single tenant enterprise data centers and multi-tenant Internet hosting data centers. The topology proposed in this document is intended to be applicable to any size data center and promote energy efficiency.