Legrand North America: Downsizing Data Centers: A Journey to the Future
The rapid evolution of the data communication space is forcing businesses to keep up with the changing times. Quick deployment and seamless integration of data communication devices have become crucial for many businesses in their daily operations. Overall, the industry is now looking at high-density, compact data center solutions which require redesigning of the data centers to be more compact, optimized, and performance oriented.
To meet these evolving needs, Legrand worked on structural redesigning of the traditional cabinet to make it more compact. The final product is a vertical wall-mount cabinet, fitted with remote door lock with card access, a door contact sensor, intelligent PDU, high-density patch panel, and LED task light—a deviation from the normal, large cabinet structures.
According to Gary Hess, VP and general manager of data communications division at Legrand North America, this redesigning is a quantum leap in their quest to transform the data center space. “At Legrand, our vision is to simplify the connectivity and physical infrastructure of data centers and smart building networks,” says Hess, reiterating the driving force behind the team.
Over the past few years, Legrand has gained market recognition and reputation through in-depth technical knowledge and proven expertise in the domain. Driven by the aspiration to be the market leader in data center infrastructure solutions, Legrand is utilizing market predictions and industry experience to create future-proof data centers. For the company, the next challenge is to offer increased power and more secure infrastructure, while optimizing the uptime of data centers. On a concluding note, Gilstrap says, “We are working on infrastructure thinking 5 to 10 years into the future. There is an ongoing shift in the data communication industry, and we are proud to be a key instrument in sustaining this evolution.”