Minkels extends data centre security portfolio with Drop Away Panels
Minkels announces an extension to its data centre security portfolio with the launch of its Drop Away Panels. With this product portfolio expansion, Minkels is responding to the worldwide increased demand for security and safety solutions in data centres. Drop Away Panels are specifically designed roof panels for data centre aisle containment to enhance fire safety within data centre environments.
Global demand for data centre security and safety solutions is rapidly on the rise (Gartner, 2015 CIO Survey and Forrester, Sizing the cloud security market). Minkels also recognises this trend.
“Under the influence of the cloud, there is a growing focus on data centre security solutions,” says Bas Jacobs, Product Manager at Minkels. “Demand for data centre security and safety solutions is amplified by an increased focus on security topics within the European EN 50600 data centre standard.”
Drop Away Panels are specifically designed roof panels for aisle containment solutions (Free Standing Corridor and Next Generation Corridor, also retrofit applicable). Drop Away Panels make it possible to use these corridors in combination with water fire extinguishing systems with sprinklers. In case of fire in the data centre, the plastic panels of the Drop Away Roof System automatically soften and drop down so that they won’t be an obstacle before the sprinklers are activated. The system is specifically designed for sprinkler systems to extinguish at 74 degrees Celsius or higher.This solution is now available globally.