Minkels and data center operators jointly design brand new cabinet platform ‘Nexpand’

Minkels, a brand of Legrand, unveiled its new cabinet platform solution for data center.


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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 center 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 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 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 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. 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.

“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.” Christiaan continues.

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