Minkels And Data Center Operators Jointly Design ‘Nexpand’
Legrand and Minkels made substantial investments in the expansion of its production technology and capacity.
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Minkels, a brand of Legrand, today unveiled its new cabinet platform solution for data centres. The new platform, named Nexpand, has been designed and built from the ground up based around four values: Smart, Solid, Secure and Sustainable. With the feature-rich Nexpand platform customers can rely on a scalable and future-proof platform meeting increased data centre technology demands as a result of the exponential rise in Digitalization, Internet of Things (IoT), 5G, Edge and Artificial Intelligence (AI).
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 a unique IT cabinet solution offering for data centers. The Company believes that with Nexpand it fully meets customer demands and will pave the way for further growth.
Christiaan van Terheijden, CEO of Minkels, commented on the launch: “The Nexpand data centre 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 is scalable and evolve with new technologies and user requirements.”
The Nexpand platform is built around four fundamental values: Smart, Solid, Secure and Sustainable.
Smart - The design of the cabinet is extremely 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 comfortably bear the weight of IT equipment. The sturdiness, the full integration of the locking system and the cabling are unique on the market.
Secure - Nexpand guarantees the highest level of security by interfacing with the best platforms for electronic door locking, including high-security cable management integrated into the door and tamper-proof door mechanisms. Everything to keep your precious IT-equipment safe.
Sustainable - Sustainability is embedded both, in the design of the product as well as in its functionality. Choice of 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.