Gone are the days of point-to-point cabling, or at least they should be. Point-to-point cabling connects one hardware device (server, switch, etc.) directly to another via jumper fiber cables. This configuration is fine if you have small environments with little need for expansion; however, cabling in a larger environment, or even a small one that anticipates growth, requires a different approach.
Structured cabling is a streamlined approach defined by industry standards. It allows for the organized connection of your devices through patch panels rather than by connecting the devices directly to each other.