Global data center infrastructure supplier, Minkels, part of the publicly traded company Legrand (NYSE Euronext Paris: LR), has signed a Solution Partner Agreement for EMEA with channel partner ICTroom – a data center integrator with offices located throughout Europe. The Solution Partnership is aimed at further enhancing the cooperation between Minkels and ICTroom, to offer customers ultimate deployment flexibility required for setting up future-proof data centers.
ICTroom works with all kinds of data center solution brands and is always looking for the best ‘fit’ for their customers. To find the best customer fit, ICTroom normally sets up taskforces – with the customer – for market comparison and evaluation of all solutions available. According to ICTroom, Minkels stands out in a positive way because of the comprehensive portfolio in the field of data center infrastructure. This channel partnership agreement provides Minkels and ICTroom with the opportunity to bolster mutual ties while enhancing flexibility in customer deployment.
“We see ICTroom as a knowledge organization with a vision that fits well with the philosophy and methodology of Minkels,” said Ramon de Groot, Business Unit Manager Netherlands | Export Director, Minkels. “Our engineers are finding each other more often and are thus working together on integrated designs, for example in the area of data center security. With the Solution Partnership, we seal our good relationship. We have high expectations of our partnership in the EMEA region.”
“We have jointly taken up many projects that we completed successfully,” said Jeroen van der Reijken, Sales Director ICTroom. “Recently we have completed one of the most energy-efficient data centres in the Netherlands for Cegeka, a European ICT Group with 3,500 employees and offices across Europe.” Ramon de Groot adds: “The brand new data centre includes several Minkels solutions – such as Next Generation Cold Corridors – and is very flexible, secure and energy efficient (PUE of 1.14).”
It is precisely this shared focus on flexibility but also modularity that ensures a good chemistry between the two companies, according to ICTroom. Jeroen van der Reijken: “Minkels, being part of Legrand, has a very broad data center solutions portfolio of excellent quality. This gives us the opportunity for one-stop shopping while also offering flexibility. Thus, we can offer customers a pay-as-you-grow environment, with the ability to gradually implement new technologies.”
ICTroom designs, builds, maintains, exploits and manages computer rooms and data centers. Since its founding in 2001, ICTroom has completed more than 250 data centers and computer rooms in EMEA. The company combines deep data center expertise with high-quality components from leading suppliers. The company is headquartered in the Netherlands with branch offices located in Belgium, the UK and Germany.