Data centre equipment specialist Siemon is aiming to bring a fresh new look to Middle East data centres, with the launch of cabinets and accessories in colours other than black.
Siemon has announced data centre cabinets and other equipment in light grey and white, which it says deliver a "clean, modern look for today's data centres and telecommunications spaces".
The company says that not only will the new cabinets look good, they also make it easier for engineers to see what they are doing.
In addition to existing black (RAL 9011), Siemon's VersaPOD, V800, V600 and wall-mount cabinets are now available in white (RAL 9003) and light grey (RAL 7035). Cabinet accessories are also available in white and light grey to ensure a seamless look throughout the cabinets, including VersaPOD zero-U and end-of-row panels, cable managers, blanking panels and PDU mounting brackets. Vertical patch panels, cable trays, cable managers and brush guards used with V800 and V600 cabinets also come in a white or grey, as well as common cabinet accessories including equipment shelves, filler panels, exhaust chimneys, lid dividers, casters and mounting rails.
Lighter coloured cabinets are becoming a trend in data centres due to their clean, modern look. They also reflect up to 75 percent more light than black cabinets for overall improved visibility, making critical network connections and equipment easier to see in dim lighting conditions. With improved visibility, lighting energy within these networking spaces may be reduced for potential operational cost savings. Lighter coloured cabinets are also less prone to visible scratches, and they blend well into surrounding décor.
"We are extremely pleased to round out our comprehensive cabinet offering with white and light grey colour options," said Prem Rodrigues, Siemon's director of sales and marketing for the Middle East, India and the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) at Siemon. "Not only does the expansion support increasing popularity for lighter coloured cabinets in data centres, but our lighter coloured wall-mount cabinet is ideal for blending into the walls of classrooms, retail spaces or other similar environments."