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Siemon provides Mart Network Solutions with a state-of-the-art data centre demo unit

November 2016 - Siemon, a leading global network infrastructure specialist, has announced that it has supplied Mart Network Solutions with a fully equipped data centre demo unit at its facility in Lagos, Nigeria. The unit will help educate and train end users, consultants and channel partners about the many features and benefits associated with Siemon's comprehensive range of WheelHouse® advanced data centre solutions.

Mart Network Solutions is a longstanding Siemon distribution partner and has operated across Africa for over 25 years. Now recognised as the continent's premier value added distributor (VAD), Mart Network Solutions provides in-depth technical knowledge of advanced converged networking products at each stage of the sales process and offers the highest levels of customer service, technical support and stockholding.

'The new data centre demo unit allows our in-house technical experts to showcase Siemon's cutting edge solutions to existing and prospective customers,' said Moiz Maloo, managing director at Mart Network Solutions. 'Seeing this technology in-situ, along with a hands-on experience, has enormous benefits when it comes to deciding what to use in a data centre. Now we can provide a complete, end-to-end experience, so that every aspect in the infrastructure can be thoroughly assessed and evaluated. The response so far has been unanimously positive.'

The data centre demo unit is based around the VersaPOD cabinet, which addresses critical issues such as the need for increased equipment density, ease of installation, accessibility and thermal efficiency. Visitors will be able to see how VersaPOD facilitates shared zero-U space between bayed cabinets that can be used for patching, power distribution and cable management. The zero-U space of the VersaPOD also allows cabling to be moved into vertical patching fields to free up valuable horizontal mounting space inside the cabinet and enable higher active equipment density, and reduces stranded power and offers significant savings by sharing power distribution units (PDUs) between adjacent cabinets.

Within the VersaPODs is a variety of Siemon's innovative optical fibre and high-performance copper cabling. The LightStack® ultra high-density plug and play fibre system has the capacity to house up to 144 LC or 864 MTP fibres within 1U and 576 LC or 3456 MTP fibres within 4U and supports 10, 40 and 100 Gigabit Ethernet applications. The copper solutions on display include Siemon's Z-MAX® shielded Category 6A/Class EA system and the TERA® Category 7A/Class FA system, which offers the highest performance of any twisted pair copper cabling system available on the market. The Z-MAX and TERA cabling in the data centre demo unit are pre-terminated solutions, which are manufactured and tested in a clean factory environment with performance levels that can be guaranteed.

Also on show is Siemon's PowerMax™ line of PDUs. These range from basic and metered for simple, reliable and cost effective power distribution, to a full line of intelligent PDUs that deliver real time power information with varying degrees of intelligent functionality for valuable troubleshooting, control and monitoring of power usage, capacity and environmental conditions. Rounding off the display is Siemon's comprehensive aisle containment solution that demonstrates both cold aisle and hot aisle containment options to significantly improve efficiency and expand capacity in facilities of all kinds.

Olajide Olagbenro, Siemon's business account manager for West Africa, is delighted with the impact of the data centre demo unit. He stated, 'To the best of our knowledge, Mart Network Solutions is now the only distributor of network infrastructure and data centre solutions in Nigeria that has a facility like this. Many end users and system integrators can be reluctant to try new products, but being able to see Siemon's technology first hand and experience the advantages it offers is already proving very popular.'

To learn more about Siemon's complete WheelHouse advanced data centre solutions with its ecosystem of products for the data centre environment, visit


About Siemon
Established in 1903, Siemon is an industry leader specialising in the design and manufacture of high quality, high performance low voltage infrastructure solutions and services for data centres, LANs and intelligent buildings. Headquartered in Connecticut, USA, with global sales, technical and logistics expertise spanning 100 countries, Siemon offers a comprehensive suite of copper and optical fibre cabling systems, cabinets, racks, cable management, data centre power and cooling systems and intelligent infrastructure management solutions.

With more than 400 patents specific to structured cabling, Siemon Labs invests heavily in R&D and the development of industry standards, underlining the company’s long-standing commitment to its customers and the industry. Siemon Interconnect Solutions (SIS) is a Siemon business unit comprised of a team of dedicated technical sales professionals supported by Siemon Labs, mechanical, electrical and signal integrity engineers committed to solving industry and customer driven interconnect challenges. Siemon provides custom network infrastructure solutions to OEMs, leading manufacturers, value-added resellers and system integrators.
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