Legrand this week unveiled its Nexpand configure-to-order data center cabinet platform. The company reports that its R&D efforts over a two-year period, bolstered by multiple customer input sessions, led to substantial design advances, resulting in this unique IT cabinet solution that is optimized to meet current and future data center demands.
The global specialist in electrical and digital building infrastructures calls the new Nexpand platform "flexible, sturdy, and secure for housing data center devices," and says the platform is intended "to provide the scalability and future-proof architecture needed to support the rise in digital transitions, internet-of-things (IoT) connectivity, 5G services, edge computing, and artificial intelligence (AI) applications."
In a press release, the company outlined the Nexpand platform's four fundamental values thusly:
- "Smart." -- "The cabinet's interior is made to be adjusted in three dimensions, with a completely modular roof. This intelligent design provides more space and flexibility for managing the top-of-rack infrastructure."
- "Solid." -- "The new design offers lightweight, solid doors in a frame that easily bears the IT equipment load, with a fully integrated locking and cabling system that is unique to the marketplace."
- "Secure." -- "Nexpand provides the highest level of security by interfacing with the most secure electronic door locking platforms—including high-security cable management integrated into the door and tamper-proof door mechanisms."
- "Sustainable." -- "The new cabinet is designed to ensure optimal airflow management, resulting in a best-in-class, energy-efficient solution. In addition, Nexpand is produced and assembled with environmentally-friendly materials using a Profile Environmental Passport a.k.a Eco Passport."
"Legrand's innovations are predicated on delivering solutions to our customers in the most efficient manner possible," commented Saman Berookhim, product manager, Legrand. "The Nexpand cabinet honors this philosophy by offering a single, configure-to-order platform that will enable our customers to easily scale as needed in a robust and configurable manner."