It's a round, round world
Loose tube MDP vs. flat ribbon in the data center
The cable world is round. It's a fact that round cables are easier to bend, install and are more durable than oval or even flat cables. This holds true, particularly in data centers (DC), which is a microcosm of a LAN, WAN and MAN structured cabling environments. Encapsulated in one location, but containing many subsystems, data centers commonly contain many different cable types, both copper and fiber, depending on the applications and distance requirements between the many defined spaces. However, in an environment where best installation practices and concern for scalability, space and cooling are critical, data center consultants and designers are selecting small diameter round cables.