What are the industry best practices for cabling high density production server cabinets WITHOUT patch panels. My boss wants to eliminate the hard costs of patch panels. Networking environment is Edge to Core. Cabinet density is 40x 1U servers per cabinet. I am moving locations and increasing to 80 cabinets. My environment also includes SAN and mid-tier gear.
I've heard that Google and Amazon might employ a non-patched cabling design, but have no confirmation.