Minkels, a brand of Legrand, has a brand-new cabinet platform solution for data centres called Nexpand. The company says that this solution has been designed and built from the ground up based around four values: Smart, Solid, Secure and Sustainable.
Legrand and Minkels made substantial investments in the expansion of its production technology and capacity. Over a two-year period, R&D as well as multiple user input sessions, has resulted in its latest IT cabinet solution offering for data centres.
Focusing on the four key values, Minkels says that its Nexpand platform offers everything a data centre operator could possibly want from an IT cabinet solution.
- Smart – The cabinet has been designed to be completely flexible. For instance, the interior is built to be adjusted in 3 dimensions, the roof is completely modular providing more space and flexibility for managing top of rack infrastructure.
- Solid – The Nexpand platform consists of light but solid doors and frame that should comfortably bear the weight of IT equipment. Minkels says that the sturdiness, the full integration of the locking system and the cabling are unique on the market.
- Secure – According to Minkels, Nexpand guarantees the highest level of security by interfacing with the best platforms for electronic door locking, including high security cable management integrated in the door and tamper proof door mechanisms. Everything to keep your precious IT-equipment safe.
- Sustainable – Sustainability is both embedded in the design of the product as well as in its functionality. Minkels chose environmentally friendly materials and processes for production and assembly are guaranteed using a so called “Eco passport” – Profile Environmental Passport. The cabinets have been designed in such a way that during its use, they ensure optimal airflow management resulting in a best in class energy efficient solution.
Christiaan van Terheijden, CEO of Minkels, commented on the launch: “The Nexpand data center platform is important to us and underlines our promise of delivering cabinet and containment solutions that accommodate IT infrastructures in the most efficient way possible, that are scalable and evolve with new technologies and user requirements.
“The Minkels engineering and product management teams, together with a number of our customers, have jointly delivered a brand-new platform. You can say it’s made for and by our customers. Their user experience has given us invaluable additional input and demonstrates the close relationships we maintain with our customers.”