A smart design was one of the main requirements by developing the Nexpand platform. With Nexpand we went the extra mile with the flexibility and modularity of the installation and infinite adjustment of accessories and components. It’s truly the next level in data centre infrastructure. Nexpand is a huge leap forward for our customers. The design has been achieved by working closely with our customers for many years. During the design we constantly looked to expand possibilities and provide high levels of scalability. The functionality has been seamlessly integrated into the aluminium frame providing a fully integrated platform and the opportunity to be combined with systems and products from the Legrand portfolio.
EFFICIENT, MODULAR EXTENSION
For the interior of the server cabinet, aluminium extrusions are used, in which mounting rails are installed that are adjustable in the full width and depth. All the accessories can be mounted flexibly across all three dimensions and infinitely adjusted. In that way, the interior of the server cabinet can be custom designed without being dependent on specific holes or modular dimensions of holes. These holes would also negatively impact air tightness
Another unique property is the option to mount and remove all the accessories and components located in the cabinet from the inside. That means that – even if a cabinet is bayed or is closed – it is easy to change, remove or add practically everything from inside. System administrators or data centre managers in particular can benefit tremendously from the flexibility that the interior offers. The interior makes cable management, adding components and making changes much easier
Within the new cabinet it is easy to add intelligent locks, power distribution units and sensors which make it possible to remotely monitor your data centre and cabinets. This enables users to stay in control (remotely) of the condition of the IT equipment and the environmental factors in the cabinet that relate to air humidity, temperature and air circulation. Smart products from the Legrand portfolio can perfectly be integrated into our server and network cabinet platform. In this way, we deliver a total solution with which we can meet your every need.
SMART TOP-OF-CABINET DESIGN
The amount of cabling in cabinets has increased considerably. To be able to continue to meet the changing needs, we have developed a cabinet with a smart, optimised design. For example, the top-of cabinet section contains more space to guide the cables through and the positioning of the entries is improved.