My co-workers and I have been throwing around ideas about how you would go about cabling a four story call center with about 200-400 people per floor in the event that it may happen for us.
1. I've heard cabinets (possibly wall mountable or centrally located) placed around each floor to house switches with fiber runs all going back to a centrally located cable closet on say floor two for the sake of this topic. Lets say four network cabinets per floor.
2. I've heard having a cabling closet, where all of the switches are located for that floor, with cooper runs from all over the floor back to the cabling closet on that floor. The cabling closet on each floor then connected to the main cabling closet (or datacenter) on floor two via Fiber.
3. I've also heard a combo of both. Having a couple(4) network cabinets with switches strategically placed on each floor. The cabinets/switches are connect via FIBER back to the network closet on that floor. Then closet on each floor then connected back to floor two via fiber also.
4. I've also heard a combo of both again. Having a couple(4) network cabinets with switches strategically placed on each floor. The cabinets/switches are connect via COPPER back to the network closet on that floor. Then closet on each floor then connected back to floor two via fiber.
In my experience I've only ever seen option 2 however... with 10GBase-T available for uplink runs (if less than 100meters) I can see options 4 being cheaper than 3. With Option 1 you have 4 cab's per floor with say 8 strand fiber terminating at each that is 128 strand (64 pair) needing to be terminated back at the "Datacenter" so what type of hardware cost will that be...wow.. I could be wrong here but that's why I'm asking the Experts :-)
Feel free to weigh in pros and cons and what's has worked best for you. THANKS!!!