Nexpand cabinets customized to meet APRR’s specific requirements
Freeway manager APRR (Autoroutes Paris Rhin Rhone) has equipped its new data center with Nexpand cabinets from Legrand Data Center Solutions. A strategic choice for the design of its IT room, as Valéry-Pierre Chalimon, Deputy CIO at APRR, showed us.
2021 in France
APRR, Autoroutes Paris - Rhin - Rhône, is a subsidiary of Eiffage, which maintains and manages 2,323 km of freeways and toll roads granted to it by the French government. Its IT is strategic; it hosts and manages the freeways’ daily tools such as real-time displays and toll payments, not to mention the service to more than 3,500 employees. The group has several data centers, but they needed a data center close to the freeways in order to meet performance objectives. DTiX, a Dijon-based company that had a project to build a data center, was the ideal partner to support APRR in this deployment. The DTiX IT center was built in close cooperation between APRR and DTiX. Of the three rooms in the 700 m2 datacenter, the company has a private room with a capacity of 20 cabinets.
The APRR and Legrand Data Center Solutions teams met several times in the manufacturer’s showroom to see Legrand’s data center equipment, including Nexpand cabinets. These meetings allowed APRR to understand how to use cabinets and accessories. With the support of LDCS, APRR also configured the cabinets to think ahead on how to design their data center.
Nexpand is Legrand’s premium configure-to-order cabinet platform for the data center market. It offers a highly configurable design with ready-to-ship parts that provide shorter delivery times and faster deployment. The cabinet is constructed with a lightweight solid aluminum frame, a 3,500 lbs static load capacity, and aluminum extrusions, ensuring that it will stand the test of time.
We are satisfied with the partnership and support from Legrand Data Center Solutions throughout the project, which proved to be strategic for the design of the room, the performance of the teams in charge of the cabling, and the security of the IT equipment in the racks.
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