If a point to point method is used, the front and potentially the sides of the switch are congested with cabling bulk. This impedes the airflow that the switch needs to operate. With an organized structured cabling system the benefits are:
- Potential for downtime is reduced: as potential for human error is drastically reduced due to this organization.
- Time savings : cable and port tracing becomes a much easier job with a structured cabling system.
- Aesthetics : Never underestimate the looks! A structured cabling system will look much cleaner than a point to point method. Since the changes are done in the MDA versus at the hardware, the hardware can be cabled up and not touched in most instances. This allows the cabling in front of the switch to remain aesthetically pleasing.