Server Cabinet to Switch Cabinet
We are looking to rearrange our server room in the near future.
We have two options available to us:
1) Connect server to switch directly at the switch cabinet.
2) Connect the servers to a patch panel in the server cabinet, then that patch panel is linked to a patch panel in the switch cabinet, then from there into the switch.
The switch and server cabinets are both in the same room.
I'm currently weighted towards option 2 for tidier cabling, and future proofing as we don't need to run extra cables along the ceiling space.
However option one is more cost effective.
What would any additional pros and cons be with these two solutions?