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For Immediate Release - March 12, 2010

Siemon Launches New VersaPOD Data Centre Cabinet for High-Density Switch Environments


Network infrastructure experts Siemon have launched VersaPOD VP2, an extended-depth version of the super high density data centre cabinet that combines ZERO-U vertical patching capability with additional cable management space for switch, server, SAN and distribution area configurations.

Like the original 1000mm depth VersaPOD VP1, the new 1200mm (48") deep VersaPOD VP2 integrates bayed data centre cabinets with Siemon's exclusive ZERO-U vertical patching and cable management capability. The VersaPOD VP2's combination of additional front-to-back cabinet space and space-saving ZERO-U patching is ideal for high-density data centre environments, enabling increased cabling and equipment density, while providing excellent accessibility and thermal efficiency.

The extended-depth VersaPOD VP2 retains the same standard 760mm (30") width as the original version, leveraging the vertical space between bayed cabinets for patching, cable management or standard 19" vertically mounted PDUs, without consuming horizontal mounting space for connectivity. VersaPOD's ZERO-U vertical copper and fibre patch panels (VPP) provide up to 24U of mounting space between every two cabinets, while end-of-row panels offer an additional 8U of vertical space for end units. The top and bottom of the vertical patching units may be populated independently allowing patching, wire management or 19" rack mount PDU's to co-occupy the bayed space. The extended depth also creates additional vertical cable management space in both the front and rear of the cabinet for efficient management of high-density cabling, eliminating the need for equipment swing arms while providing aesthetically pleasing, efficiently dressed cabling.

The VersaPOD VP2's highly configurable design provides options tailored to a wide variety of data centre equipment needs and layouts and is an ideal solution for central patching, horizontal distribution and main distribution area configurations. Its 1200mm depth supports today's deepest IT equipment, such as Cisco's popular Nexus 7000 switch, and enables it to be populated in both front and rear, decreasing the number of cabinets required for connectivity and freeing up valuable data centre space.

Additionally, the VersaPOD VP2's design provides thermal benefits by segregating cabling channels into the designated cabling area, away from equipment air intake and discharge areas. By utilising the vertical space adjacent to the equipment mounting rails, the ZERO-U configuration provides ideal patching proximity to switch equipment, minimising patch cord runs and slack congestion that can obstruct critical airflow.

In data centre designs where cabinet-to-cabinet isolation is desired for side discharge electronics, optional cable trays minimise airflow between bayed cabinets, while providing cable channel routing and slack management of cables terminated behind the vertical patch panels.

The VersaPOD VP2's design offers full accessibility from the front and rear of each bayed unit. Dual hinged front doors open from both the left and right and are easily removed. Split rear doors offer an innovative quad hinge design, allowing each split door to be independently opened in either direction or removed. With doors and side panels removed, the VersaPOD 2 provides the same accessibility as an open rack. An open floor design and multiple roof entry points allow flexible routing of horizontal and backbone cable.

For more information about VersaPOD, as well as other Siemon network cabling and connectivity, 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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